DOJ Office of Violence Against Women – FY 2015 Enhanced Training And Services To End Abuse Later In Life Program

APPLICATIONS DUE: March 18, 2015, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Description:      Recognizing that individuals who are 50 years of age or older who are victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, face unique barriers to receiving assistance, Congress created the Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program (Abuse in Later Life Program). In Fiscal Year 2015, OVW plans to fund projects that will support a comprehensive approach to addressing elder abuse in their communities. These projects will provide training to criminal justice professionals to enhance their ability to address elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in their communities; provide cross-training opportunities to professionals working with older victims; establish or support a coordinated community response to elder abuse; and provide or enhance services for victims who are 50 years of age or older (hereinafter “older victims”).

In FY 2015, OVW will accept applications for the Abuse in Later Life Program from new applicants that have never received funding under the Abuse in Later Life Program or that received funding in FY 2002 through FY 2004. Grant recipients who received new or supplemental funding in FY 2005 through FY 2014 are NOT eligible to apply.

Funding Title:    OVW Fiscal Year 2015 Enhanced Training And Services To End Abuse In Later Life Program

Agency Name:    Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Instrument Type:     Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid:    Not expressly.  However victim service providers and advocates can provide outreach and direct services.

Target Population:    Individuals who are 50 years of age or older who are victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking

Expected Number of Awards:    9

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:    No

How to Apply:     Registration: To ensure all applicants have ample time to complete the registration process, applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number, register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than February 25, 2015.

Letter of Registration: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of registration to OVW.Elder@usdoj.gov by February 25, 2015. This will ensure that applicants are well-positioned to successfully submit an application by the deadline. This letter will not obligate potential applicants to submit an application. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Registration are still eligible to apply

Current Closing Date for Applications:   March 18, 2015, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $3,200,000

Award Ceiling:      $400,000

Award Floor:    $0

Eligible Applicants:

1. States;

2. Units of local government;

3. Tribal governments or tribal organizations;

4. Population specific organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals over 50 years of age;

5. Victim service providers with demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and 6. State, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions

Priority Consideration:  Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given special consideration during the review process:

• Underserved Populations: OVW recognizes that older victims from underserved populations frequently confront unique challenges when seeking assistance. As such, OVW is encouraging applicants to submit proposals that meaningfully increase access to OVW programming for specific underserved populations, based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or disability. By statute, priority shall be given to proposals providing services to culturally specific and underserved populations.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:   

Current/Past Funding Recipients: 2014  2013  2012

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement:   http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/ovw/pages/attachments/2015/01/26/end_abuse_in_later_life.pdf

Contact Information:    For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact OVW at (202) 307-6026. In Fiscal Year 2015, 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. Grants.gov Number assigned to announcement OVW-2015-4034 It is anticipated that all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by September 30, 2015.

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Categories: DOJ, Domestic Violence, Elderly, Government Organizations, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Sexual Assault, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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