U.S. Department of Justice, OVW: Enhancing Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program

Deadline: 8 November 2017

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is seeking applications for its “Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program” to provide or enhance training and service to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older.

In FY 2017, OVW will fund projects that will focus on providing training to assist criminal justice and other professionals in recognizing and addressing instances of elder abuse; providing services for older victims of abuse in later life; and supporting multidisciplinary collaborative community responses to victims of abuse in later life.

Purposes

Abuse in Later Life Program funds must be used for the following purposes:

  • providing training programs to assist law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of states or units of local government, population specific organizations, victim service providers, victim advocates, and relevant officers in federal, tribal, state, territorial, and local courts in recognizing and addressing instances of elder abuse;
  • providing or enhancing services for victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect;
  • establishing or supporting multidisciplinary collaborative community responses to victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect; and
  • conducting cross-training for law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of states or units of local government, attorneys, health care providers, population specific organizations, faith-based advocates, victim service providers, and courts to better serve victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,300,000
  • Award Ceiling: $400,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • State governments
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Population specific organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals over 50 years of age;
  • Victim service providers with demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and
  • State, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application package via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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