DOJ Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) – Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies (FY 2016)

Please note the updated application deadline: January 21, 2016, 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 2016, funds may be used for the following two purposes:

Comprehensive Projects:

  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 non-abusing parents and caretakers. (Required)
    (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. (Optional)Comprehensive Projects applicants are required to implement purpose area #1 and can choose to implement purpose area #2.

Engaging Men Projects:

  • Develop and implement public education campaigns, community organizing activities, and/or prevention strategies focusing on engaging men and male youth 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.

While Engaging Men Projects are focused on outreach and prevention activities, in order to respond to disclosures grantees must ensure the availability of services through their own programming or through a project partner.

Please note: An applicant may only submit one proposal for funding consideration for the FY 2016 Consolidated Youth Program. 

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: Grant

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

“Grant funds may be used to provide legal assistance if it is the context of activities that ensure the safety of a victim. No more than 10% of funds may be used to provide direct legal representation.” (pg.8)

Under Comprehensive ProjectS, it states that intervention services may include legal advocacy.

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: 14

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

Award Floor: $350,000

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 January 5, 2016.

Letter of Registration: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of registration to ovw.consolyouth@usdoj.gov by January 5, 2016. 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.

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:   by January 21, 2016, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants: Applicants are limited to:

Comprehensive Projects:

  1. A nonprofit, nongovernmental entity with either:
  2. 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
  3. 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, or stalking.
  4. 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
  5. A territorial, tribal or unit of local government entity.

Engaging Men Projects:

  1. A nonprofit, nongovernmental entity that has 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; or
  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 through commercial means or survival sex, including those involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system ; and
  1. Developing an established partnership with a local school or school district.

Link to Full Announcement: Here

Contact Information: For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact OVW at (202) 307-6026. In Fiscal Year 2016, 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-2016-9002. It is anticipated that all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by September 30, 2016.

Pre-Application Conference Calls: OVW will conduct two Pre-Application Conference Calls. During these calls, OVW staff will review the Consolidated Youth Program eligibility and programmatic requirements, provide an overview of the solicitation, and allow for a brief question and answer session. Participation in these calls is optional.

The conference calls are tentatively scheduled for:

  1. January 5, 2016 at 2:00 EST
  2. January 6, 2016 at 2:00 EST

Anyone interested in submitting an application to the Consolidated Youth Program may register to participate in a pre-application call. The total number of participants for each call is limited to 50 individuals. Please note: Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis, and space is not guaranteed. Interested participants from the same agency/jurisdiction are strongly encouraged to participate together so that as many communities as possible can join the call. OVW reserves the right to deny multiple registrations from a single agency/jurisdiction. To register, please e-mail ovw.consolyouth@usdoj.gov with your preferred date to participate in the call. Registration must be received at least two days prior to the start of the call.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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