U.S. Department of Justice, OVW: Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program

Deadline: 14 March 2019

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ is accepting applications for “Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program”.

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The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen trauma-informed victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus

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.

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  • Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety: To address this priority area, applicants must propose either of the following activities:
    • collaborate with local law enforcement agencies and/or local criminal justice agencies to incorporate lethality assessments and protocols into their coordinated response strategies and ongoing trainings; AND/OR
    • create protocols for how the coordinated community response (CCR) team and existing campus behavioral and crisis intervention teams can collaborate to more readily identify repeat offenders and offenders at high risk for committing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
  • Increase efforts to combat stalking: To address this priority area, applicants must ensure that 50% or more of proposed grant activities address stalking and must engage in all of the following activities:
    • develop a policy that reflects the unique needs of stalking victims (e.g., code of conduct, student accommodations, no contact order);
    • provide on-going trainings on the misuse of technology and stalking for all campus personnel; and
    • create primary prevention programming on stalking, including cyberstalking.

Award Information

  • The award period is 36 months. Budgets must reflect 36 months of project activity, and the total “estimated funding” on the SF-424 must reflect 36 months. Generally, the award period will start on October 1, 2019.
  • This program typically makes awards in the range of $300,000 – $750,000. OVW estimates that it will make up to 45-50 awards for an estimated $20 million.
  • Funding levels under this program for FY 2019 are:
    • Individual Projects (as defined under sub-type): awards will be made for up to $300,000 for the entire 36 months; or
    • Consortia Projects (as defined under sub-type):
      • Two to four institutions: awards will be made for up to $550,000 for the entire 36 months; or
      • Five or more institutions: awards will be made for up to $750,000 for the entire 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications that are submitted by ineligible entities or that do not meet all program eligibility requirements will not be considered for funding. In addition, an application that is deemed deficient in one or more of the following categories may not be considered for funding:
    • activities that compromise victim safety,
    • out-of-scope activities,
    • unallowable costs,
    • PreAward Risk Assessment,
    • completeness, and
    • timeliness.
  • Further, an applicant with past performance issues, long-standing open audits, or an open criminal investigation also may not be considered for funding.
  • The following entities are eligible to apply for this program:
    • Institutions of higher education.
    • Eligible entities include tribal colleges and universities and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), to which OVW is required to ensure equitable distribution of grants.
    • 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.
  • Cost Sharing or Matching: This program has no match or cost sharing requirement.

How to Apply

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Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312179

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