U.S. Department of Justice, OVW: Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program

Deadline: 7 February 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is accepting applications for its Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program to create sustainable change within and between organizations that improves the response to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable.

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Disability Grant Program funds are used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area; and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work.

Purpose Areas

  • To provide personnel, training, technical assistance, advocacy, intervention, risk reduction (including using evidence-based indicators to assess the risk of domestic and dating violence homicide) and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault against individuals with disabilities;
  • To conduct outreach activities to ensure that individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault receive appropriate assistance;
  • To conduct cross-training for victim service organizations, governmental agencies, courts, law enforcement, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities about risk reduction, intervention, prevention and the nature of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault for individuals with disabilities;
  • To provide technical assistance to assist with modifications to existing policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure equal access to the services, programs, and activities of victim service providers for individuals with disabilities;
  • To provide training and technical assistance on the requirements of shelters and victim service providers under Federal anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.) and section 794 of title 29 (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973);
  • To modify facilities, purchase equipment, and provide personnel so that shelters and victim service organizations can accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities;
  • To provide advocacy and intervention services for individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault; or
  • To develop model programs providing advocacy and intervention services within organizations serving individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Funding Information

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  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $500,000
  • Award Floor: $325,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • The following entities are eligible to apply for this program :
    • States;
    • Units of local government;
    • Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations;
    • Victim service providers, such as state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions or nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

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For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310833

  • Avatar Ayemere Nicholas says:

    Dear beloved,
    I am the president of AYEMBO EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION, an organisation who is into charitable work eg disabilities, victims domestic violence and sexual assaults etc.
    I will like to partner with office of violence and disabilities grant. I will be grateful if my request is granted.
    Thanks

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