DOJ – Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program (2021)

Applications due: by March 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 20124 and supports the maintenance and replication of existing successful community-based programs providing culturally specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as the development of innovative culturally specific strategies to enhance access to services and resources for victims who face obstacles to using more traditional programs.

Helpful resources

  • NLADA recently presented at the MIE Fundraising Conference on how civil legal aid serves victims of crime. Access the PowerPoint here.
  • The Justice in Government Project at American University has curated research briefs on how civil legal aid helps survivors of domestic violence and Native Americans. You can access the briefs here.
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 Grant information

Funding Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program

Agency Name: DOJ – Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2021-36007

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, there isn’t express language for legal aid. However, private nonprofit/tribal organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to American
Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Blacks, or Hispanics in the United States or U.S. territories are eligible. Legal aid organizations may also be added as subrecipients.

Target Population: American Indians, Blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans, Native Hawiians, and other Pacific Islands

Expected Number of Awards: 22

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,266,235

Award Ceiling: $300,000

Award Floor: $280,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: by March 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Other

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link to Grants.gov listing and full solicitation



Categories: Department of Justice, Domestic Violence, Education Organizations, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Migrants/Immigrants, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Native Americans, Non-profit Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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