DOJ – OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Justice for Families Program

Applications due: February 13, 2023 11:59 PM ET

The Grants to Support Families in the Justice System Program (referred to as the Justice for Families Program) (CFDA # 16.021) was authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013) to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the
targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters.

Helpful resources

  • The Justice in Government Project at American University has curated research briefs on how civil legal aid helps vulnerable populations. You can access the briefs here.
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 Grant information

Funding Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Justice for Families Program – Solicitation
Assistance Listing Number # 16.021

Agency Name: DOJ – Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2023-171466

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but legal services

Target Population: Victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse

Expected Number of Awards: 20

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $14,000,000

Award Ceiling: $700,000

Award Floor: $600,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 13, 2023 11:59 PM ET

Eligible Applicants:

State governments
County governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
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 listing and full solicitation

Categories: Department of Justice, Domestic Violence, Family, Human Trafficking, Non-profit Organizations

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