Over the past year, local OVW grantees have reported increasing incidence of violence against women in the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana associated with the sudden spike in population tied to the gas and oil exploration and drilling in the region. OVW is launching a special initiative to address violence against women, including sexual and domestic violence and stalking, within the Bakken region. Supported by funding from the OVW Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Grant Assistance Program (Rural Program), the OVW Violence Against Women Bakken Region Initiative: Enhanced Response to Victims (Bakken Region Initiative) will support projects that are designed to address the unique challenges faced by victims, responders, and serve providers within this rural region, including challenges of geographic isolation, transportation barriers, economic structure, high cost of living, homelessness, and other social and cultural pressures. OVW encourages applicants to implement innovative approaches, through capacity-building and partnerships, to address the critical needs of victims in this region.
Funding Title: OVW Violence Against Women Bakken Region Initiative: Enhanced Response to Victims (Invitation Only)
Agency Name: Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Target Population: Adult and minor victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in rural communities
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: Applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number, register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with GMS immediately, but no later than April 22, 2014.
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 28, 2014
Award Ceiling: Award amounts and award periods will be based on a mutually agreed upon negotiated scope of work and a budget that accurately reflects project costs. OVW will contact each applicant directly to determine needs
Eligible Applicants: Eligibility is limited to invitation only
Link to Full Announcement: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/fy2014-initative-for-the-bakken-region- enhanced-services-for-victims.pdf
Contact Information: For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact Debbie Bright, Grant Program Specialist at (202) 307-3353. In Fiscal Year 2014, OVW applications will be submitted through the Office of Justice Programs GMS. For technical assistance with GMS, contact OVW GMS Support at 1-866-655-4482.