U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
02/01/21 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, Territorial organizations, IHEs, Tribal entities, and publicly funded organizations to increase legal services available for individuals that have been affected by 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.
This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 20121. The LAV Grant Program (CFDA 16.524) is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth (ages 11 and older) victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by providing funds for comprehensive direct legal services to victims in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. “Legal assistance” includes assistance to adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in: a) family, tribal, territorial, immigration, employment, administrative agency, housing matters, campus administrative, or protection or stay away order proceedings, and other similar matters; and b) criminal justice investigations, prosecutions, and post-trial matters (including sentencing, parole, and probation) that impact the victim’s safety and privacy. Intake or referral, by itself, does not constitute legal assistance. 34 U.S.C. §12291(a)(19). 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.
Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 20121(c), funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:
In FY 2021, OVW is interested in supporting the following priority area: Empower victims to become survivors by focusing on long-term safety and sustainable economic independence. Applications proposing activities in the priority area will be given special consideration.
GrantWatch ID#: 166867
OVW estimates that it will make up to 56 awards.
New and Continuation LAV Grant Program applications proposing to provide legal services primarily to victims of domestic violence or that do not meet the requirements of the sexual assault-related project described below may request up to $600,000.
New and Continuation LAV Grant Program applications 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 nonintimate partner sexual assault may request up to $800,000.
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/21 12:00 AM. Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36
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
For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, email OVW at the above email 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 email@example.com. For technical assistance with JustGrants, contact OVW JustGrants Support at 1-866-655-4482 or OVW.JustGrantsSupport@usdoj.gov.
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