Description: The Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by encouraging state, local, and tribal governments; and state, local (including juvenile) and tribal courts to treat , sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service organizations.
Funding Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2014 Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program
Agency Name: Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Target Population: Victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking
Expected Number of Awards: 71
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: Applicants must be registered and current with the SAM registration and with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.
Current Closing Date for Applications: January 29, 2014
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000,000
Award Ceiling: $900,000
Award Floor: $0
- State governments
- City or township governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- County governments
Priority Consideration: By statute, 42 U.S.C. §3796hh-1(b), when making Arrest Program awards priority should be given to applicants that:
- Do not currently provide for centralized handling of cases involving sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking by police, prosecutors, and courts;
- Demonstrate a commitment to strong enforcement of laws, and prosecution of cases, involving sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking including the enforcement of protection orders from other states and jurisdictions, including tribal jurisdictions;
- Have established cooperative agreements or can demonstrate effective ongoing collaborative arrangements with neighboring jurisdictions to facilitate the enforcement of protection orders from other states and jurisdictions, including tribal jurisdictions; and
- Intend to utilize grant funds to develop and install data collection and communication systems, including computerized systems, and training on how to use these systems effectively to link police, prosecutors, courts and tribal jurisdictions for the purpose of identifying and tracking protection orders and violations of protection orders, in those jurisdictions where such systems do not exist or are not fully effective.
OVW encourages applications that propose activities in the following areas:
- Increased support for sexual assault, including services, law enforcement response and prosecution. For FY 2014, the Arrest Program will accept applications from new applicants for sexual assault projects only;
- Increased support for underserved populations, particularly communities of color, in a culturally appropriate manner, with a special emphasis on African-American, tribal, and LGBT communities, as well as individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals; and
- Enhanced collaboration between civilian and military agencies as part of an improved coordinated community response to domestic violence cases involving military personnel.
Link to Full Announcement: http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/ovw/legacy/2014/01/23/fy2014-arrest-solicitation.pdf
Contact Information: For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact OVW at (202) 307-6026. In Fiscal Year 2014, OVW applications will be submitted through Grants.gov. For technical assistance with Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726.
Categories: Department of Justice, Domestic Violence, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime