Applications Due: July 16, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deliver victim-centered and trauma-informed services within linguistically specific communities;
- Expand the capacity of community-based organizations to address the language access and service needs of all crime victims; and
- Identify promising practices and disseminate resources and lessons learned from this project to the victim services field and allied professionals.
Funding Title: OVC FY 2018 Enhancing Access to Services Program
Agency Name: Office for Victims of Crime
Funding Opportunity Number: OVC-2018-14302
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes.
Page 5 lists examples of allowable activities under Purpose Area 1 to include, but not limited to:
Target Population: Victims of all types of crime who face barriers – specifically language barriers – in accessing services. This includes victims who are from LEP (limited English proficient, deaf, and hard-of-hearing communities.
Expected Number of Awards: 11
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,600,000
Award Ceiling: $600,000
Award Floor: $0
How to Apply: Applicants must register in, and submit applications through Grants.gov, a primary source to find federal funding opportunities and apply for funding. Find complete instructions on how to register and submit an application at www.Grants.gov. Applicants that experience technical difficulties during this process should call the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays. Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur, and it can take several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation and a user password. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline.
In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
OVC strongly encourages all prospective applicants to sign up for Grants.gov email notifications regarding this solicitation. If this solicitation is cancelled or modified, individuals who sign up with Grants.gov for updates will be automatically notified.
Current Closing Date for Applications: by July 16, 2018, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Purpose Area 1 – Direct Service Sites: Eligible direct service sites applicants are limited to public agencies; federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); faith- and community-based organizations; and colleges or universities (including tribal institutions of higher education). All applicants must demonstrate a history of providing direct services to victims of crime in linguistically specific communities.
Purpose Area 2 – Training and Technical Assistance: Eligible training and technical assistance (TTA) applicants are limited to public agencies; federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); faith- and community-based organizations; and colleges and universities (including tribal institutions of higher education). Applicants must demonstrate (1) experience providing training and technical assistance on crime victim service and language access issues for community-based organizations, and (2) experience developing online publications and technical assistance resources for broad dissemination to the victim services field.
Link to Full Announcement: Here.
Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726, 606–545–5035, at www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html, or at email@example.com. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.
For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll free at 800–851–3420; via TTY at
301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only); email to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to 301–240–5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. The NCJRS Response Center operates from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. eastern time on the solicitation closing date.
Categories: Department of Justice, Domestic Violence, Education Organizations, Elderly, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Human Trafficking, Immigration, Individuals with Disabilities, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Migrants/Immigrants, Native Americans, Non-profit Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime