DOJ Office on Violence Against Women – Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking or Sexual Assault Program (FY 2016)

Applications Due: February 24, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Description: The Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program focuses on a holistic, victim-centered approach to providing transitional housing services that move survivors into permanent housing. Awards support programs that provide assistance to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking who are in need of transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and related support services. Successful transitional housing programs provide a wide range of optional services that reflect the unique needs of victims and promote victim choice and autonomy. Transitional housing programs may offer support services, such as counseling, support groups, safety planning, advocacy, child care, employment services, transportation vouchers, and referrals to other agencies. Trained staff work with survivors to help them determine and reach their goals for permanent housing.

 Funding Title: OVW FY 2016 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking or Sexual Assault Program

Agency Name: Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number:   OVW-2016-9007

 Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes.

“The following activities can be supported only in limited circumstances:

  • Legal Services – Grant funds for legal services are limited to transitional housing program participants. Participants may receive limited legal services throughout program participation. The provision of limited legal services shall terminate upon participants entry into permanent housing. Legal services are limited to those that are necessary to enable a transitional housing program participant to locate and secure housing, and to integrate into a community, such as legal services regarding housing, protection orders, and limited immigration matters that may affect a victim’s ability to obtain housing (such as U-visas). Funds under this grant program may not be used for comprehensive, long-term legal assistance, such as divorce or child custody.”

Target Population: Victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking

Expected Number of Awards: 68

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 10, 2016.

Letter of Registration: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of registration to ovw.transitionalhousing@usdoj.gov by February 10, 2016. This will ensure that applicants are well-positioned to successfully submit their applications 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:   by February 24, 2016, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are limited to states, units of local government, Indian tribes, and other organizations, including sexual assault and domestic violence victim service providers, sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions, other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, or community-based and culturally specific organizations, that have a documented history of effective work concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.

Link to Full Announcement: Here

Contact Information: For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the OVW at (202) 307-6026.

For technical assistance with Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 1-800-518-4726.

Pre-Application Conference Calls: OVW will conduct a two (2) Pre-Application Conference Calls. The Pre-Application Conference

Call is open only to new and continuation applicants. During these calls, OVW staff will review the Transitional Housing Assistance Grant Program requirements, review 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 13, 2016 at 10:00 am E.T. (new applicants)
  2. January 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm E.T. (continuation applicants)

Anyone interested in submitting an application to the Transitional Housing Assistance Grant

Program may register to participate in a pre-application call. The total number of participants for each call is limited to fifty (50) individuals. Please note: Registration is on a first-come-firstserve 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.transitionalhousing@usdoj.gov. Registration must be received at least two hours prior to the start of the call.

 

 

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Categories: DOJ, Domestic Violence, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Housing, Immigration, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Sexual Assault, Subgrant Possibilities, Tribal, Victims of Crime, Violence Against Women

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