Applications are due February 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to OVW.Elder@usdoj.gov by January 16, 2020. This letter confirms that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov
The Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older. Legal aid organizations are able to subgrant from eligible applicants. Based on previous awards, most often the awards will go to a county, tribe, or a domestic violence prevention group.
- The Justice in Government Project at American University has curated research briefs on how civil legal aid helps survivors of elder abuse. You can access the brief here.
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- See past grantees here.
Funding Title: Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program
Agency Name: Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women
Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2020-17692
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative agreement
Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but there is language about supportive services that could include legal aid. Funds under this program must be used in four purpose areas. One of the purpose areas includes: “Providing or enhancing services for victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect.” (p. 2)
Expected Number of Awards: 9
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Award ceiling: $400,000
Award floor: $0
Current Closing Date for Applications: Applications are due by 11:50 p.m. ET on February 6, 2020. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to OVW.Elder@usdoj.gov by January 16, 2020. This letter confirms that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov
Eligible Applicants: States; units of local government; tribal governments or tribal organizations; population specific organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals over 50 years of age; victim service providers with demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions.
OVW will not fund the same entity, as either a lead recipient or partner/subrecipient, on more than two discretionary awards in FY 2020, absent extenuating circumstances. Recipients of an FY 2018 or FY 2019 award under this program are not eligible to apply as the lead applicant or as a partner/subrecipient on an FY 2020 proposal. Likewise, an organization that is a partner/subrecipient on an FY 2018 or FY 2019 award is not eligible to apply as the lead applicant or as a partner/subrecipient on an FY 2020 proposal.
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