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 2017)

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

Description:

This program is authorized by the FY 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 federal appropriation acts, which consolidated four previously authorized and appropriated programs into one comprehensive program. The Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program funds projects designed to provide coordinated community responses (CCR) that support child, youth and young adult victims through direct services, training, coordination and collaboration, effective intervention, treatment, response, and prevention strategies.

The Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program provides the opportunity for communities to increase collaboration among non-profit victim service providers, community service organizations including those focused on engaging men as role models, schools, tribes and tribal governments, and local government agencies to enhance prevention, intervention, and response efforts in addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in children, youth and young adults ages 0-24.

 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 Opportunity Number: OVW-2017-11902

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.10)

Under Comprehensive Project, 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: 15

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

Award Floor: $0

Letter of Registration: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of registration to ovw.consolyouth@usdoj.gov by January 26, 2017. 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 grants.gov or at the OVW website at justice.gov/ovw. Applicants wishing to request a paper copy of the application materials should contact ovw.consolyouth@usdoj.gov.

Pre-Application Information Sessions

OVW will conduct two Pre-Application Conference Call Information Sessions. During these sessions, OVW staff will review the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men 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 13, 2017 at 2:00pm EST
  2. January 27, 2013 at 2:00pm EST

Anyone interested in submitting an application to the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men

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 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 may join the session. OVW reserves the right to deny multiple registrations from a single agency/jurisdiction.

To register, please email OVW.consolyouth@usdoj.gov with the preferred date of the preapplication information session. Registration must be received at least two days prior to the start of the session. Special accommodations for deaf or hard of hearing individuals or non-English speaking individuals can be provided if email notification is provided to OVW 10 business days prior to the information session. Requests for special accommodations should be emailed to OVW.consolyouth@usdoj.gov.

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

Eligible Applicants: Applicants are limited to:

Comprehensive Projects:

  • A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, or an Indian tribe or tribal nonprofit organization with:
    • a demonstrated primary goal of providing services to children and youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; or
  • a demonstrated primary goal of serving adult victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, but that has a demonstrated history of providing comprehensive services to children or youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking; or
  • A unit of local government.

Engaging Men Projects:

  • A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, or an Indian tribe or tribal nonprofit organization with:
    • a demonstrated history of creating effective public education to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; or
    • A unit of local government.

Link to Full Announcement: Here

Contact Information: For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, call OVW at (202) 307-6026 or email OVW.consolyouth@usdoj.gov.

Pre-Application Conference Calls: OVW will conduct two Pre-Application Conference Call Information Sessions. During these sessions, OVW staff will review the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program requirements, review the solicitation, and allow for a brief question and answer session.

The sessions are tentatively scheduled for:

  1. January 13, 2017 at 2:00 EST
  2. January 27, 2017 at 2:00 EST

Anyone interested in submitting an application to the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men 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-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 may join the session. OVW reserves the right to deny multiple registrations from a single agency/jurisdiction.

 

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Categories: Children, DOJ, Domestic Violence, Express Language for Legal Aid, Family, Government Organizations, 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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