DOJ – Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation (2017)

Applications Due: June 28, 2017 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time


The Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Project solicitation seeks applications that are national in scope to develop or enhance promising practices, models, and programs that build the capacity of victim service and other ancillary providers in support of victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation. The ultimate aim is to enhance the provision of services and support to crime victims and ensure that victims are afforded the rights, services, and responses they are due. Innovation projects should focus on improving the capacity of the crime victims’ field to provide trauma-informed, culturally competent, comprehensive services to victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation. Applicants must propose to provide enhanced or improved victim services for these victims through implementation or continuation of a demonstration project developed from a promising practice, model, or program in three distinct areas (Combating Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Through Technology, Increasing Justice for Older Americans, and Focusing on Victims by Identifying and Remedying Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation).

Funding Title: OVC FY 17 Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Agency Name: Office for Victims of Crime

Funding Opportunity Number: OVC-2017-12021

 Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. Language on civil legal aid is included under Purpose Area 2: Increasing Justice for Older Americans.

Target Population: Victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation

Expected Number of Awards: 5

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,250,000

 Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $200,000

How to Apply: Applicants must register in, and submit applications through a primary source to find federal funding opportunities and apply for funding. Find complete instructions on how to register and submit an application at Applicants that experience technical difficulties during this process should call the Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

Current Closing Date for Applications: by June 28, 2017 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants:  Eligible applicants are limited to private nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); for-profit organizations; colleges or universities (including tribal institutions of higher education); and public agencies, tribal governments, or tribal organizations that can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the needs of victims of elder abuse (with particular emphasis on elder abuse victims of financial exploitation) and the capacity to partner with other organizations and key stakeholders to address the unique needs of this underserved population. Applicants must have the staff resources and capability to develop or enhance a model for delivery of these services. A private nonprofit organization does not need to have 501(c)(3) status to apply for grant funding under this solicitation. For-profit organizations (and other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee. OVC welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (“subgrantees”). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire project. Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (“subgrantee”) in more than one application. OVC may elect to fund applications submitted under this FY 2017 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

Link to Full Announcement: Here

Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via email to The Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact Laura Ivkovich, Policy Analyst, by telephone at 202–616–3576, or by email at


Categories: Consumer, Department of Justice, Domestic Violence, Education Organizations, Elderly, Express Language for Legal Aid, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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