U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
01/08/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, courts, legal services, and victim service providers to enhance services available to those affected by domestic violence and gender-based assault. Required registrations must be completed before applying.
The Grants to Support Families in the Justice System program (referred to as the Justice for Families Program) was authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.
The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters.
OVW Priority Areas:
In FY 2019, OVW is interested in supporting the priority areas identified below. Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given special consideration.
1. Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety. Applications meaningfully addressing purpose area 5(a) (34 U.S.C. § 12464(b)(5)(A)) as a way to reduce violent crime and promote victim safety will receive special consideration.
2. Increase the response to victims of human trafficking. To receive special consideration under this priority, applicants must identify how they will improve the response to trafficked victims of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and address the unique needs of these victims. In order to enhance a coordinated community response to trafficked victims, the JFF Program encourages applicants to include mental health and substance abuse professionals as non-funded project partners.
3. Increase efforts to combat stalking. To receive special consideration under this priority, applicants must clearly identify how they will meaningfully engage in efforts to combat stalking.
GrantWatch ID#: 178273
OVW estimates that it will make up to 15 standard awards and 3-7 comprehensive awards.
This program typically makes awards in the range of $550,000 for standard projects and $650,000 for comprehensive projects.
The grant award period is 36 months. Generally, the award period will start on October 1, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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