U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
01/29/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, Territorial organizations, Tribal governments and organizations, and publicly funded organizations to increase legal services available for victims of gender-based violence. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. The program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Grant funds will be provided for comprehensive direct legal services to victims in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Comprehensive legal services should address the broad spectrum of legal issues that victims encounter and help promote economic independence for victims. In addition to representation in emergency and non-emergency protection order hearings, this includes representation in family matters (divorce, child custody, or child support), consumer or housing matters, and credit restoration.
Funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:
In FY 2020, applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given special consideration:
GrantWatch ID#: 166867
OVW estimates that it will make up to 56 awards.
This program typically makes awards in the range of $600,000 - $800,000.
Funding levels under this program for FY 2020 are:
1. New and Continuation LAV Grant Program applications that are proposing to provide legal services primarily to victims of domestic violence or that do not meet the requirements for the specific sexual assault-related project may request up to $600,000 for the entire 36-month project period.
2. New and Continuation LAV Grant Program applications that are submitted by sexual assault victim service providers or sexual assault coalitions and that are proposing to focus 80 percent or more of the project’s activities on legal services for victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault, may request up to $800,000 for the entire 36-month project period.
Budgets should cover a period of 36 months, commencing October 1, 2020 and ending on September 30, 2023.
For sexual assault victim service providers or sexual assault coalitions proposing to focus 80 percent or more of grant-funded activities on legal services for victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault: If funded, at the end of the 36-month award period, these grantees may be eligible to receive 24 months of additional non-competitive funding to continue their projects.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit LOIs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for pre-application information session: email the address above or call (202) 307-6026.
Shannon R. Maultsby, Grant Program Specialist
Office on Violence Against Women
The Grants.gov Help Desk can be reached at 1-800-518-4726 and is available 24/7, except federal holidays.
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