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Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program

Grants to USA Tribes and Tribal Organizations
for Programs to Assist Women Victims of Crime

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Conf. Date:

12/19/19

LOI Date:

01/22/20

Deadline Date:

02/12/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA tribes and tribal organizations for crime prevention programs and assistance for girls and women. Applicants must complete required registrations at least several weeks prior to the application due date. Funding is intended to support programs and services to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by Tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations within Indian country and Alaska Native villages.

The Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program provides funding directly to tribes, tribal consortiums, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations.

Mandatory Program Requirements:

Applicants that receive funding under this program will be required to engage in the following activities:

1. OVW-sponsored training and technical assistance (TA).

2. An OVW-sponsored assessment or program evaluation should one be conducted.

3. Provision of direct victim services to survivors of sexual assault. Applications must address both of the following requirements:

a. Provision of core sexual assault victim services including at minimum: crisis intervention; advocacy and accompaniment; information and referral; counseling; support groups; and support for those collaterally affected by the victimization, including the victim’s non-offending family or household members.

b. Provision of services for a broad range of survivors of sexual assault perpetrated by persons other than an intimate partner (e.g., victims of sex trafficking who have also experienced sexual assault, adults abused as children, male survivors, child and youth survivors, and adults sexually assaulted by a person other than an intimate partner, such as a stranger, neighbor, family member, or coworker).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150586

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,750,000

Number of Grants:

11

Estimated Size of Grant:

This program typically makes awards in the range of $300,000 - $325,000. Awards under this program for FY 2020 will be made for up to $375,000

Term of Contract:

The grant award period is 36 months. At the end of the 36-month award period, grantees may be eligible to receive 24 months of additional noncompetitive funding to continue their projects.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply for this program:
1. Indian Tribes.
2. Tribal Consortiums.
3. Tribal Organizations.
4. Nonprofit Tribal Organizations

Recipients of an FY 2018 or FY 2019 award under this program are NOT eligible to apply as the lead applicant or as a partner/subrecipient on an FY 2020 proposal. Likewise, an organization that is a partner/subrecipient on an FY 2018 or FY 2019 award is not eligible to apply as the lead applicant or as a partner/subrecipient on an FY 2020 proposal.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this solicitation.

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.

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.

Unallowable costs: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1223821/download#page=24.

Pre-proposal Conference:

OVW will conduct an optional web-based pre-application information session for entities interested in submitting an application for this program

Participation in a session is optional. Interested applicants who do not participate are still eligible to apply.

The session is tentatively scheduled for:
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. E.T.

The total number of participants for the session may be limited, and therefore interested participants from the same agency/jurisdiction are expected to participate together. OVW reserves the right to deny multiple registrations from a single agency/jurisdiction to allow as many interested applicants as possible to participate.

To register, contact OVW.TribalAffairs@usdoj.gov or at (202)307-6026. Registration must be received at least one day prior to the start of the session. Participants are not registered until they receive a confirmation email. The webinar will be captioned in English and Spanish.

Interested applicants needing additional language assistance should contact this program’s POC at OVW.TribalAffairs@usdoj.gov or at (202)307-6026 as soon as possible, but no later than December 12, 2019.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (E.T.) on February 12, 2020.

To submit an application, all applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number, and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov. To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants must obtain a DUNS Number, and register online with SAM and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than January 22, 2020.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent by January 22, 2020. This letter confirms that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov. Submitting a Letter of Intent will not obligate a potential applicant to submit an application. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.

Notification: OVW anticipates notifying applicants of funding decisions by October 1, 2020.

OVW will consider only one application per organization for the same service area. In addition, if an applicant submits multiple versions of the same application, OVW will review only the most recent system-validated version submitted before the deadline.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322882

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications for this program will be submitted through Grants.gov. For technical assistance with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at (800)518-4726.

Rebekah Jones
Grant Program Specialist
(202)307-6026
OVW.TribalAffairs@usdoj.gov

Grant Coverage Areas:

Eligible Service Area: Eligibility is limited to Indian tribes, tribal consortiums, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations with programs and activities within Indian country and Alaska Native villages.

CFDA Number:

16.024

Funding or Pin Number:

OVW-2020-17678

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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