U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
02/27/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and government agencies to improve criminal justice response to gender-based assault and domestic violence. Funding is intended to support coordinated community responses to hold offenders accountable and serve victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. New and continuation applicants are eligible to apply.
The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program includes 22 purpose areas. For the convenience of applicants, the following categories illustrate the types of activities that fall within these purpose areas:
For a complete list of the 22 purpose areas, see: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1219766/download#page=6
In FY 2020, applications proposing activities in one or more of the following areas will be given special consideration or receive additional points as detailed below.
OVW will give priority to applications that meaningfully address sexual assault. To qualify for this priority, the application must address purpose areas 11 (developing policies and training for recognizing, investigating or prosecuting instances of sexual assault) and 19 (improving investigation or prosecution of sexual assault cases) and may also address purpose areas 3(specialized units), 17 (developing a SANE/SAFE program), and/or 18 (developing a SART).
For a list of mandatory program requirements, see: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1219766/download#page=12
GrantWatch ID#: 139621
OVW estimates that it will make up to 45 awards.
For applicants addressing purpose areas 1-21:
- $500,000 for projects with a service area population of up to 400,000.
- $750,000 for projects with a service area population of 400,001 to 700,000
- $1,000,000 for projects with a service area population of 700,001 and above.
- $1,000,000 for statewide projects, regardless of service area population.
For applicants addressing purpose area 22:
- $750,000 for projects with a service area population of up to 400,000.
- $1,000,000 for projects with a service area population of 400,001 to 700,000.
- $1,250,000 for projects with a service area population of 700,001 and above.
- $1,250,000 for statewide projects, regardless of service area population.
- 36 months (Purpose Areas 1-21)
- 48 months (Purpose Area 22)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit Letters of Intent to: OVW.ICJR@usdoj.gov
Aisha Battle, Grant Program Specialist
For technical assistance with Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Applicant Support Line at 1-(800)-518-4726.
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