Deadline: 27 January 2020
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is seeking applications for its “Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant Program”.
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The Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program encourages state, local, and tribal governments and courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system.
OVW Priority Areas
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In FY 2020, OVW is interested in supporting one or more of the priority areas:
- Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement and increasing prosecution.
- Address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
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- Estimated Total Program Funding: $53,000,000
- Award Ceiling: $1,250,000
- Award Floor: $0
- The following entities are eligible to apply for this program:
- Indian tribal governments.
- State and local courts (including juvenile courts).
- Units of local government. (Note: Pursuant to 28 C.F.R. § 90.2(g)[90.61(b), the following are not considered units of local government and are not eligible to apply as the lead applicant – police departments, pre-trial service agencies, district or city attorneys’ offices, sheriffs’ departments, probation and parole departments, and universities. These entities may assume responsibility for the development and implementation of the project but must have their state, tribal government, or unit of local government apply as the lead applicant.)
- State, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions that partner with a state, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government.
- Victim service providers that partner with a state, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government.
- 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.
Note: 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.
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For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322726