DOJ – Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (2021)

Applications due: by March 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

The Improving Criminal Justice System Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant Program (ICJR Program) (CFDA# 16.590) program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. §§ 10461-10465 and implemented through regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 90, Subpart D. The ICJR Program encourages state, local, and tribal governments and courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system.

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 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant Program Solicitation

Agency Name: DOJ – Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2021-37003

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

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

Target Population: Victims of Crime

Expected Number of Awards: 45

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $30,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award Floor: $500,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: by March 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: County governments, Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification), 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, City or township governments, State governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

For more information

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



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

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