DOJ – OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Communities

Applications Due: February 27, 2023 11:59 PM ET


The Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program (Underserved Program) (CFDA# 16.889) provides funding to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations. Survivors from underserved populations face challenges in accessing comprehensive and effective victim services that are accessible, culturally relevant, and responsive. As a result, survivors from underserved communities often do not receive appropriate services. The Underserved Program supports projects
that address these gaps. Funds may be used to: develop or enhance population specific victim services; develop or enhance outreach strategies to reach underserved survivors; build the capacity of population specific organizations to serve survivors of these crimes; build the capacity of victim service providers to provide victim services that are population specific; train and educate community partners and the criminal justice system on the needs of survivors from underserved populations; and develop culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for underserved survivors.

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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Funding Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations

Agency Name: Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2023-171482

Funding Instrument Type:

Express Language for Legal Aid: No.

Target Population: The Underserved

Expected Number of Awards: 15

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Award Ceiling: $600,000

Award Floor: $0

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 27, 2023 11:59 PM ET

Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Link to Full Announcement: Here 

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, email OVW at Alternatively, interested parties may call OVW at 202-307-6026.

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

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