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CFDA or PIN Number:

CFDA Number:

16.024

Funding or PIN Number:

O-OVW-2022-171039

ELIGIBILITY:

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Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program

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


Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #150586

Grant Description

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Grants to USA tribes and tribal organizations for crime prevention programs and assistance for girls and women who were victims of crime. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. 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.

Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (TSASP) supported projects provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, or police departments), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, non-offending family and household members of victims, and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault.

By statute, 34 U.S.C. § 12511(b)(2)(C), “intervention and related assistance” includes:

  1. 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral.
  2. Accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings.
  3. Crisis intervention, short-term individual and group support services, and comprehensive service coordination and supervision to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members.
  4. Information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and family or household members.
  5. Community-based, culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities.
  6. The development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described in (1) – (5).

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Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply for this program.
- Indian Tribes
- Tribal Consortiums
- Tribal Organizations
- Nonprofit Tribal Organizations

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. See 34 U.S.C. § 12291(b)(16)(B)(i).

In FY 2022, OVW will accept applications for this program from eligible applicants that did not receive an FY 2020 or FY 2021 TSASP award. All FY 2022 applications will be processed as new awards. Recipients of an FY 2020 or FY 2021 award under this program are NOT eligible to apply as the lead applicant or as a partner/subrecipient on an FY 2022 proposal.

For further eligibility information, see https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1477306/download#page=8.

Out-of-Scope Activities: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1477306/download#page=6

The costs associated with the activities listed below are unallowable and must not be included in applicants’ budgets.
1. Lobbying.
2. Fundraising.
3. Purchase of real property.
4. Physical modifications to buildings, including minor renovations (such as painting or carpeting).
5. Construction.

Additional Geographic Information:

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants.gov Deadline: April 19, 2022 11:59 PM
Application JustGrants Deadline: April 21, 2022 9:00 PM

Applicant Actions with Required Dates/Deadlines:
- Obtain a DUNS number by April 5, 2022.*
- Register with SAM by April 5, 2022.
- Register with Grants.gov by April 5, 2022.
- Submit Letter of Intent by March 28, 2022.
- If necessary, request hardcopy submission by April 14, 2022.
- Download updated version of Adobe Acrobat at least 48 hours before the Grants.gov deadline.
- Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov as early as possible, but no later than 24 – 48 hours prior to the Grants.gov deadline.
- Register the Entity Administrator and the Application Submitter with JustGrants as early as possible but no later than 48-72 hours before the JustGrants deadline.
- Submit the complete application package at least 24 – 48 hours prior to the JustGrants deadline.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent by March 28, 2022. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.

*Apply for a DUNS number at https://www.dnb.com or call 1-866-705-5711. **NOTE: Until April 3, 2022, entities that are not already registered in SAM.gov and wish to submit an application will need to obtain a DUNS to register with SAM. On and after April 4, 2022, entities can register directly in SAM.gov (without a DUNS) and will be assigned their Unique Entity ID (SAM) upon registration.

To submit an application, all applicants must register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov. To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants are strongly encouraged to register online with SAM and with Grants.gov as soon as possible, but no later than April 5, 2022.

Applications for this program will be submitted through a two-step process: (1) submission of the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov and (2) submission of the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants). Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 24-48 hours prior to the Grants.gov deadline.

Applications not submitted by 8:59 p.m. E.T. on April 21, 2022 will not be considered for funding, unless the applicant receives OVW permission to submit a late application.

OVW anticipates notifying applicants of funding decisions by October 1, 2022.

Limit on Number of Applications: OVW will consider only one application per organization for the same service area.

OVW will post a pre-recorded Pre-Application Information Session on its website (https://www.justice.gov/ovw/resources-applicants#Program%20Specific). Listening to this session is optional and not a requirement to be eligible to apply. This session is tentatively scheduled to be available by March 21, 2022.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338368

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,100,000

Number of Grants:

8

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $525,000

Term of Contract:

The award period is 36 months. OVW anticipates that the award period will start on October 1, 2022.

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.

Contact Information:

Submit Letter of Intent to OVW.Tribal.SASP@usdoj.gov.

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, email OVW at the above address. Alternatively, interested parties may call OVW at 202-307-6026.

For technical assistance with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov.

For technical assistance with JustGrants, contact OVW JustGrants Support at 1-866-655-4482 or OVW.JustGrantsSupport@usdoj.gov.

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