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Grants to Prevent and Respond to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Against Children and Youth Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Prevent and
Address Assault and Violence Against Youth and Children

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

LOI Date:

02/18/21

Deadline Date:

03/09/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal organizations and governments to prevent and address assault and violence against youth and children. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline.

The CY Program supports comprehensive, community-based efforts to develop or expand prevention, intervention, treatment, and response strategies to address the needs of children and youth impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Purpose Areas

In FY 2021, funds under this program must be used for one of the following purposes. Applicants may select only one purpose area.

  1. Services and Training to Address Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (within ages 0-10).
  2. Creating Safer Communities for Youth: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Response Services for Youth Impacted by Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (within ages 11-24).
  3. Providing School-Based Services: Prevention, Intervention, and Response to Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (within ages 5-19).

OVW Priority Areas

In FY 2021, OVW is interested in supporting the priority area(s) identified below. Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given special consideration.

  1. Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention.
  2. Empower victims to become survivors by focusing on long-term safety and sustainable economic independence.
  3. Increase efforts to combat stalking.

Mandatory Program Requirements: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1357506/download#page=11

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188213

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,800,000

Number of Grants:

11

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500,000

Term of Contract:

The award period is 36 months. OVW anticipates that the award period will start on October 1, 2021.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply for this program:
1. A nonprofit, nongovernmental entity, or tribal organization.
2. An Indian tribal government.
3. A unit of local government or an agency of a unit of local government.

Faith Based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this solicitation.

Applicants must ensure that proposed projects support only local, community-specific strategies. The applicant and its project partners must be based in the project’s service area. Grant funds may not be used to conduct or support regional or statewide activities or projects.

Required Partnerships: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1357506/download#page=15

Recipients of CYEM funding in FY 2019 or FY 2020 are NOT eligible to apply as the lead applicant or as a partner/subrecipient on an FY 2021 CY proposal. Likewise, an organization that is a partner/subrecipient on an FY 2019 or FY 2020 CYEM award is not eligible to apply as the lead applicant or as a partner/subrecipient on an FY 2021 CY proposal.

Out-of-Scope Activities: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1357506/download#page=8

Funding Restrictions: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1357506/download#page=24

Pre-proposal Conference:

OVW will post a pre-recorded Pre-Application Information Session on its website. Listening to this session is optional and not a requirement to be eligible to apply. The session is tentatively scheduled to be available by February 9, 2021 on the OVW website.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicant Actions with Required Dates/Deadlines:
- Obtain a DUNS number and register with SAM by March 1, 2021.
- Register with Grants.gov by March 9, 2021.
- Submit Letter of Intent by February 18, 2021.
- If necessary, request hardcopy submission by March 9, 2021.
- Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov as early as possible, but no later than 24 – 48 hours prior to the Grants.gov deadline.
- Register the Entity Administrator and the Application Submitter with JustGrants as early as possible but no later than 48-72 hours before the JustGrants deadline.
- Submit the complete application package at least 24 – 48 hours prior to the JustGrants deadline.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent by February 18, 2021. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.

To submit an application, all applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov. To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants must obtain a DUNS number and register online with SAM and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than February 18, 2021.

Applications for this program will be submitted through a NEW two-step process: (1) submission of the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov and (2) submission of the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants). Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but not later than 24-48 hours before the Grants.gov deadline.

Applications submitted after 11:59 p.m. E.T. on March 23, 2021 will not be considered for funding.

OVW anticipates notifying applicants of funding decisions by October 1, 2021.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330981

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

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

Submit letter of intent to ovw.consolyouth@usdoj.gov.

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

For technical assistance with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov.

For technical assistance with JustGrants, contact OVW JustGrants Support at 1-866-655-4482 or OVW.JustGrantsSupport@usdoj.gov.

CFDA Number:

16.888

Funding or Pin Number:

O-OVW-2021-38007

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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