U.S. Department of Justice, OVW: Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations


Deadline: 13 February 2019

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is accepting applications for “Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations” to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations and to provide victim services to those victims.

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Purpose Areas

  • Working with federal, state, tribal, territorial and local governments, agencies, and organizations to develop or enhance population specific services; Strengthening the capacity of underserved populations to provide population specific services;
  • Strengthening the capacity of traditional victim service providers to provide population specific services;
  • Strengthening the effectiveness of criminal and civil justice interventions by providing training for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations; or
  • Working in cooperation with an underserved population to develop and implement outreach, education, prevention, and intervention strategies that highlight available resources and the specific issues faced by victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking from underserved populations.

Priorities Area

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  • Reduce violence crime against women and promote victim safety
  • Increase the response to victims of sexual assault, including sex trafficking.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,700,000
  • Award Ceiling: $450,000

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Nonprofit Organization Requirement – 501(c)(3) Status Any entity that is eligible for this program based on its status as a nonprofit organization must be an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code. See 34 U.S.C. § 12291(b)(16)(B)(i).
  • Nonprofit Organization Requirement – Offshore Accounts Any nonprofit organization that holds money in offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying the tax described in section 511(a) of the Internal Revenue Code is not eligible for a grant from this program. See 34 U.S.C. § 12291(b)(16)(B)(ii).

Eligible Applicants

  • The following types of entities are eligible to apply for this program:
    • Population Specific Organizations
    • Victim Service Providers (Deaf program or disability program subtypes only)
  • Sub-Type: In addition, applicants must also be one of the sub-types listed below to apply for this program:
    • LGBT organizations, meaning an organization for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to serve LGBT individuals.
    • Religious minority organizations, meaning an organization for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to serve members of a religious minority who face barriers accessing and using victim services.
    • Deaf programs, meaning a program that is run by and for Deaf individuals. The program may be a stand-alone Deaf domestic violence and/or sexual violence victim service provider, a general Deaf services nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, or a Deaf domestic violence and/or sexual violence program administratively housed in a hearing victim service provider.
    • Disability programs, meaning a victim service provider or organization serving individuals with disabilities that has received two continuation awards under the OVW Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program (Disability Grant Program).

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311330

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