DOJ – Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program Solicitation (2021)

Applications due: by March 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 12341. The Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program (Rural Program) (CFDA# 16.589) supports efforts to enhance the safety of rural victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and supports projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural areas.

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 vulnerable populations. You can access the briefs 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.

 Grant information

Funding Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program Solicitation

Agency Name: DOJ – Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2021-56002

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, there isn’t express language for legal aid.

Target Population: Rural

Expected Number of Awards: 55

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $32,000,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

Award Floor: $350,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: by March 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: City or township governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), 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, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, State governments, Other

For more information

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



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

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