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Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits for Assault Hotline Staff Accreditation to Serve Youth Victims

Locally Appropriated Funds (LOCAL) for Youth-Oriented Hotline


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Funding Source
Government of the District of Columbia, Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Washington, DC

Important Dates
LOI Date: 05/04/16
Deadline: 05/11/16 3:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit, community-based organizations that provide direct services to victims of crime to operate a youth-oriented sexual assault hotline. Questions regarding the RFA must be submitted by May 4. Programs may be for the development of a standard credentialing curricula program for community-based sexual assault advocates.

The credentialing system will be a four tiered process and curricula will need to be developed for each of the tiers: Provisional Certification, Basic Certification, Advanced Certification and Continuing Certification.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants are established coalitions, community-based organizations or District agencies located in the District of Columbia that provide direct services, training, or education to support and maintain the comprehensive network of services available to victims of violent crime.

All applicants must submit evidence of being a legally-authorized entity (e.g. 501(c)(3) determination letter) and a current business license (if relevant for the applicant’s business status) and any correspondence or other communication received from the IRS within three years before submission of the grant application that relates to the applicant’s tax status.

Applicants from faith-based organizations (FBO’s) are invited and encouraged to apply for eligible grant activities described in this RFA.

Faith-based organizations will be considered for awards on the same basis as other eligible applicants and will be treated on an equal basis with other grantees should they receive an award.

Pre-Application Information
Questions that can be answered by referring to sections of the RFA or that are specific to an applicant may be addressed by sending an email to

All questions must be received by C.O.B (5:00 PM) May 4, 2016.

Questions and answers that result in an amendment to the RFA will be posted on the Office of Partnerships and Grant Development, District Grants Clearinghouse at:

The Request for Applications (RFA) will be available electronically beginning Monday, April 11, 2016 at:

You may also access the application at:

The deadline for applications is 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Hard copies of the application will not be accepted.

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum award amount is $100,000 for FY16 and $500,000 for FY17.

Term of Contract
There are two funding periods associated with this grant: July 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016 and October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017.

All grant expenditures must occur within this time frame. Any costs that are incurred either before the start of the project period or after the expiration of the project period are not allowable.

Contact Information
Kelley Dillon, Grants Management Specialist
Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
(202) 727-3934

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