The Office on Violence Against Women is soliciting applications for the Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking’
The Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program supports programs that provide 6-24 months of transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient.
Funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:
- transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of newly developed or existing transitional housing
- short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payments assistance and assistance with related expenses such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing; and
- support services designed to enable a minor, an adult, or a dependent of such minor or adult, who is fleeing a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to,
- locate and secure permanent housing;
- secure employment, including obtaining employment counseling, occupational training, job retention counseling, and counseling concerning re-entry into the workforce; and
- integrate into a community by providing that minor, adult, or dependent with services, such as transportation, counseling, childcare services, case management, and other assistance. Participation in the support services shall be voluntary.
- Advance racial equity as an essential component of ending sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
- To qualify for this priority the applicant must be a culturally-specific organization that has a documented history of effective work concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking. Applicants must provide a detailed plan for assisting survivors from culturally-specific communities who are in need of transitional housing services. Applicants seeking this priority should submit budgets for up to $550,000 for the 36-month period.
- Expand economic justice and financial advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, including as a tool for violence prevention.
- To qualify for this priority area, applicants must propose projects that demonstrate strong partnerships with workforce development/job training programs. Applicants focusing on this priority must provide a detailed plan for assisting survivors toward graduated economic empowerment and survivor autonomy while using a voluntary services model. Applicants seeking this priority should submit budgets for up to $550,000 for the 36-month period.
- Primarily serve underserved populations who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
- Applicants seeking this priority must provide a detailed plan identifying the underserved population(s) being addressed, describing how the project will provide specific services to victims from the identified underserved populations within the proposed project service area, and describing the gaps in current services and the barriers for victims seeking services. The application should also demonstrate strong partnerships with organizations with expertise and a history of service provision to each underserved community. Applicants seeking this priority should submit budgets for up to $550,000 for a 36-month period.
- Anticipated Number of Awards: 80
- Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $550,000
- Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36
- Anticipated Total Amount to be Awarded Under Solicitation: $50,000,000.00
- County governments
- State governments
- 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
- City or township governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Eligible applicants are limited to: States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and other organizations, including domestic violence and sexual assault victim service providers, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions, other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, population-specific, or community-based and culturally specific organizations, that have a documented history of effective work concerning domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in the United States or U.S. territories.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.