DOJ – Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program Solicitation (2021)

Applications due: by March 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 20122. The goal of the Disability Grant Program (DGP) (CFDA# 16.529) is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that improves the response to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable. DGP funds are used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area; and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work.

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 Grant information

Funding Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program Solicitation

Agency Name: DOJ – Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2021-36006

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

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

Target Population: Women, Disability

Expected Number of Awards: 12

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,359,657

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $325,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: by March 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: State governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), County governments, Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, City or township governments

For more information

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



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

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