DOJ Office on Violence Against Women – Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies

APPLICATIONS DUE: March 19, 2015, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Description:

The Consolidated Youth Program supports projects designed to provide coordinated community responses that support child, youth and young adult domestic violence and sexual assault victims through direct services, training, coordination and collaboration, effective intervention, treatment, response, and prevention strategies.

In FY 2015, funds may be used for the following purposes: “Comprehensive” Projects that must address either purpose area #1, OR purpose area #1 and some activities outlined in purpose area #2. “Engaging Men” Projects that propose to engage only in activities outlined in purpose area #2.

Purpose areas: 1. Develop, expand, and strengthen prevention strategies and intervention services that target children, youth and young adults who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, including support for nonabusing parents and caretakers. A. Prevention strategies may include: bystander intervention, peer to peer education, parent/guardian education, and community or public awareness campaigns. B. Services may include, but are not limited to: victim services, home visitation, emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and mental health services, legal advocacy, childcare support, mentoring, educational support, and transportation.

2. Develop and implement public education campaigns, community organizing activities, and/or prevention strategies focusing on engaging men as leaders and role models. Activities should develop, maintain or enhance programs that work with men to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking by helping men serve as role models and social influencers of other men and youth at the individual, school or community levels.

Funding Title:    OVW Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies

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

Funding Instrument Type:     Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid:    Yes. The grant announcement states:

“Legal Services: Generally, grant funds may not be used to provide legal representation in civil or criminal matters, such as family law cases (divorce, custody, visitation and child support), housing cases, consumer law cases and others. Grant funds may be used to support legal representation only for matters of stay away or protection order proceedings, immigration issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, legal advocacy, and court accompaniment”.

Target Population:    Children and youth who are victims of and/or exposed, either directly or indirectly, to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including support for non-abusing parents and caretakers

Expected Number of Awards:    The Consolidated Youth Program estimates that it will make up to 15-25 awards with an average award amount of $500,000.

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 26, 2015. (See “Registration”) Letter of Registration: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of registration to ovw.consolyouth@usdoj.gov by February 26, 2015. This will ensure that applicants are wellpositioned 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.

The complete application package is available on http://www.grants.gov or at the OVW website at http://www.justice.gov/ovw . Applicants wishing to request a paper copy of the application materials should contact ovw.consolyouth@usdoj.gov.

Current Closing Date for Applications:   March 15, 2015, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding:           $8,000,000

Award Ceiling:      Funding levels under the Consolidated Youth Program for FY 2015 is as follows: 1. For “Comprehensive” projects – up to $700,000. 2. For “Engaging Men” projects – up to $350,000. 3. For “Comprehensive” projects including engaging men activities – up to $750,000.

Award Floor:    $0

Eligible Applicants: Applicants are limited to:

1. A nonprofit, nongovernmental entity with either: A. a demonstrated primary goal of providing services to children or youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; OR B. a primary goal of serving adult victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, but which has a demonstrated history of providing comprehensive services to children or youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking; OR C. a demonstrated history of creating effective public education and/or community organizing campaigns to encourage men and boys to work as allies with women and girls to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking;

2. An Indian tribe or tribal nonprofit organization that provides services to children and youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; or

3. A territorial, tribal or unit of local government entity

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

1. Developing and providing targeted services to the following traditionally underserved communities: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer, and questioning youth victims; homeless and runaway youth and young adult victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; and youth victims of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation; and

2. Developing an established partnership with a local school or school district.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:    

Current/Past Funding Recipients: 2014

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement:    http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/ovw/pages/attachments/2015/02/04/fy2015-cy-solicitation.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-2015-4046. It is anticipated that all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by September 30, 2015.

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Categories: Children, DOJ, Domestic Violence, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Human Trafficking, LGBT, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Sexual Assault, Subgrant Possibilities, Tribal, Victims of Crime

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