DOJ – Services for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation (2020)

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 5, 2020.

This program is intended to improve outcomes, minimize additional trauma, and restore safety and security to older adult victims of abuse and financial exploitation. The purpose of this grant is to support direct service provision to older victims; provide advocacy, assistance, and safety planning; and provide resources for service providers and criminal justice stakeholders. There isn’t express language for legal aid, but the solicitation includes broad language about providing services that can include legal aid.

Helpful resources

  • 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.
  • Want help making your case? The Justice Index scores and ranks states on their adoption of best practices for ensuring access to justice. Find how well your state is doing here.
  • In February 2020, NLADA and the Justice in Government Project published a newsletter on research and funding for elder justice projects. Access it here.

Grant information

Funding Title: Enhancing Services for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Agency Name: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Funding Opportunity Number: OVC-2020-18114

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No. There isn’t express language for legal aid, but the solicitation includes broad language about providing services that can include legal aid.

Expected Number of Awards: 12

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,000,000

Award ceiling: $500,000

Award floor: $0

Current Closing Date for Applications: Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 5, 2020.

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.

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link and link to Grants.gov.

Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, or at support@grants.gov. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays. For assistance with any unforeseen Grants.gov technical issues beyond an applicant’s control that prevent it from submitting its application by the deadline, or any other requirement 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 grants@ncjrs.gov; fax to 301–240–5830; or web chat.



Categories: Department of Justice, Domestic Violence, Education Organizations, Elderly, Family, Government Organizations, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Victims of Crime

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