DOJ – OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program

Applications due: February 28, 2023 11:59 PM ET

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 12421. The Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program (Abuse in Later Life Program) (CFDA # 16.528) supports a comprehensive approach to addressing abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, neglect, abandonment, economic abuse, or willful harm committed against victims who are 50 years of age or older (hereinafter “older victims”). For additional information about this program and related performance measures, including how awards contribute to the achievement of program goals and objectives, see: OVW grant program information: OVW Grants and Programs Webpage. Program performance measures under the Measuring Effectiveness Initiative: VAWA Measuring Effectiveness Initiative webpage. Program-specific sections in OVW’s most recent report to Congress on the effectiveness of VAWA grant programs.

What’s New About this OVW Program
Eligibility: Population specific organizations no longer have to demonstrated
experience in assisting individuals over 50 years of age. Legal assistance: Grantees may propose providing legal services in their strategic plans. The amount used to support legal assistance is capped at 20 percent of outreach and service funds. Grantees proposing to provide legal services must submit legal assistance certification with their strategic plan.

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 Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program

Agency Name: DOJ – Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2023-171468

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but legal assistance

Target Population: elder abused people

Expected Number of Awards: 15

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,500,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

Award Floor: $300,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 28, 2023 11:59 PM ET

Eligible Applicants:

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

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link to full solicitation

Categories: Department of Justice, Domestic Violence, Elderly, Human Trafficking, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations

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