DOJ – Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program (2017)

Applications Due: February 16, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Description: The Transitional Housing Program makes grants to programs to provide 6-24 months of transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing, as a result of a situation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. OVW is interested in programs with a holistic, victim-centered approach to providing transitional housing services that move survivors into permanent housing.

 Funding Title: OVW FY 2017 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking

Agency Name: Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number:   OVW-2017-11820

 Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No

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

Expected Number of Awards: 70

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $25,000,000

Award Ceiling: $350,000

Award Floor: $0

How to Apply:

Registration: Applicants intending to apply for FY 2017 funding under this program are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of registration. The letter should state that the applying organization is registered and current with SAM and with The letter should be submitted to OVW at by January 12, 2017. This will ensure that the applicant is well-positioned to successfully submit a proposal by the application deadline.

Current Closing Date for Applications:   by February 16, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Pre-Application Conference Calls: OVW will conduct a two (2) Pre-Application Conference Calls. During these sessions, OVW staff will review the Transitional Housing Program requirements, review the solicitation, and allow for a brief question and answer session. Participation in these sessions is optional.

The sessions are tentatively scheduled for:

  1. January 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm E.T.
  2. January 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm E.T.

Anyone interested in submitting an application to the Transitional Housing Program may register to participate in a pre-application information session. The total number of participants for each session is limited to 100 participants. 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 may join the session. OVW reserves the right to deny multiple registrations from a single agency/jurisdiction.

To register, please contact Registration must be received at least one (1) day prior to the start of the session. Translation services are available upon request. If translation services are needed, please notify the Transitional Housing unit at at least 5 days prior to the session.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are limited to:

  1. States;
  2. Units of local government;
  3. Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations; and
  4. 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, call OVW at (202) 307-6026 or email




Categories: Department of Justice, Domestic Violence, Government Organizations, Housing, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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