DOJ – OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Emerging Issues and Training and Technical Assistance *Call for Concept Papers*

Applications Due: Concept Paper due on Thursday, January 26, 2023


OVW is interested in supporting projects that explore new and emerging issues
and training and technical assistance projects addressing the needs and
challenges of OVW grantees, subgrantees, and the larger violence against women
field. In particular, with the passage of the Violence Against Women Act
Reauthorization Act of 20221 (VAWA 2022), OVW wishes to identify innovative
projects and TA that address the new and revised programs and issues included in
VAWA 2022, as well as other areas emerging in the fields of sexual assault,
domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. See 34 U.S.C. 12291(b)(11) and
(16). Organizations with innovative ideas for exploring an emerging issue in the field or for OVW TA that will move forward the nation’s response to these crimes should
consider submitting a concept paper. Please note, all concept papers must be national in scope unless a more limited geographic area is identified in the purpose area.

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants are national, tribal, statewide, or local nonprofit organizations
and institutions of higher education. Applicants must have the capacity to develop
and implement projects to address an emerging issue or to provide training and
technical assistance on a national level. For this Call for Concept Papers, OVW
may also support state, local, or tribal governments or governmental agencies
(e.g., police departments, prosecutor’s offices, or probation departments). These
entities must describe in detail their demonstrated history of implementing pilot
projects or of providing TA on a national level. Applicants to this Call for Concept
Papers are in no way prohibited from applying to OVW FY 2023 TA Initiative
Solicitation expected to be released after January 1, 2023.

5 Competitive Concept papers:

Purpose Area 1: Emerging Issues

Purpose Area 2: Technical Assistance for Alaska Tribes Implementing Special
Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction

Purpose Area 3: Campus Special Initiative – Culturally Specific Campuses

Purpose Area 4: Expanding Legal Services Initiative (ELSI)

Purpose Area 5: Culturally Specific Cross-Program Technical Assistance

OVW will accept no more than 3 concept papers per organization. An organization
may only submit one proposal per purpose area with the exception of Purpose
Area 1: Emerging Issues. Although an applicant may submit more than one
proposal for the Emerging Issues purpose area, they cannot exceed the limit of 3
concept papers overall.

For more information about the purpose area requirements, please see link below to full solicitation.

Funding Title: Emerging Issues and Training and Technical Assistance *Call for Concept Papers*

Agency Name: Office on Violence Against Women 

Express Language for Legal Aid: No

Current Closing Date for Applications: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Link to Full Announcement: Here 

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.
  • NLADA recently presented at the MIE Fundraising Conference on how civil legal aid serves victims of crime. Access the PowerPoint 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.
  • The National Legal Aid Resource Development Technical Assistance Project click here for more information

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

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

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