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FY 2020 Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime

Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, Agencies, Businesses,
and Tribes to Improve Services for Crime Victims

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Deadline Date:

05/12/20 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, IHEs, public agencies, businesses, and tribes to improve services for crime victims. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support initiatives that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology on a national scale to improve responses, services, and access for victims of crime.

OVC’s mission is to enhance the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing policies and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. Through this program, OVC will support national-scope initiatives and regional initiatives (that can be replicated nationally) to maximize the use of technology to improve and increase access to crime victim services.

Funding under this initiative may support technology development and maintenance; the staff required to operate, update, and maintain the proposed platform or service; training and technical assistance on the purpose and use of the technology (including outreach and publicity activities); and staff engaged in coalition-building activities regarding the use of technology. 

The goal of this program is to develop innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology to improve response, services, and access for victims of crime. Deliverables include:
  • Direct service provision to crime victims, using trauma-informed approaches that protect the safety and confidentiality of victims;
  • Culturally and linguistically appropriate community outreach events and materials;
  • Resources for service providers and criminal justice stakeholders; and
  • A final report describing project activities, promising practices, challenges encountered, and solutions to address those challenges in order to improve outcomes for crime victims.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181668

Number of Grants:

Maximum number of awards OVC expects to make: 3

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award: $1.5 million

Term of Contract:

- Period of Performance start date: October 1, 2020
- Period of Performance duration: 24 months
- Period of Performance ends (no extensions are possible): September 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply:
- Public agencies,
- Institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education),
- Federally recognized Indian tribes, and
- For-profit and nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations).
All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 12, 2020. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

View the recorded webinar at https://youtu.be/Ku2HzGYYVZs.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html prior to submitting an application.

Every applicant entity must comply with all applicable SAM and unique entity identifier (currently, a DUNS number) requirements.
- Call Dun and Bradstreet at 866-705-5711 to obtain a DUNS number or apply online at https://www.dnb.com/. A DUNS number is usually received within 2 business days.
- Access https://www.sam.gov and complete the online registration process.
- If the applicant already has an Employer Identification Number (EIN), the SAM registration will take up to 2 weeks to become active. If the applicant does not have an EIN, then the applicant should allow 2 to 5 weeks for obtaining an EIN from the Internal Revenue Service. If the entity does not have an EIN, then the applicant should allow two to five weeks for obtaining the information from the Internal Revenue Service when requesting the EIN via phone, fax, mail or Internet. For more information about EIN, visit https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/taxpayer-identification-numbers-tin.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325420
For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

For additional application information, see the “How to Apply (Grants.gov)” section in the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide at https://www.ojp.gov/funding/Apply/Resources/Grant-App-Resource-Guide.htm#howToApply.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center:
Toll free: 800–851–3420
TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only)
Email: grants@ncjrs.gov
Fax: 301–240–5830
Web chat: https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726, 606–545–5035, at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html, or at support@grants.gov.

CFDA Number:

16.582

Funding or Pin Number:

OVC-2020-18094

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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