DOJ – Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Solicitation (2021)

Applications due: by May 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. 12291(b)(11). OVW Training and Technical Assistance Initiative (CFDA 16.526). The primary purpose of the OVW Training and Technical Assistance Initiative (TA Initiative) is to provide direct training and technical assistance to existing and potential OVW recipients and subrecipients to enhance their efforts to successfully implement projects supported by OVW grant funds. OVW’s TA Initiative is designed to strengthen and build the capacity of civil and criminal justice system professionals and victim service providers across the nation to respond effectively to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and foster partnerships among organizations that have not traditionally worked together to address these crimes.

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 Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Solicitation

Agency Name: DOJ – Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2021-74002

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes

Target Population: Victims of Crime

Expected Number of Awards: 70

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $36,000,000

Award Ceiling: $2,000,000

Award Floor: $150,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: by May 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), State governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification), Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, County governments, City or township governments

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link to listing and full solicitation

Categories: Department of Justice, Education Organizations, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Human Trafficking, Migrants/Immigrants, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Small Businesses, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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