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2021 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) STOP Grant

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies
to Meet the Needs of Female Crime Victims

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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NC Department of Public Safety (NCDPS), Governor's Crime Commission (GCC)

Deadline Date:

01/31/21 12:00 PM Noon Receipt

Description:

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Grants to North Carolina nonprofits, Indian Tribal governments, law enforcement agencies, legal services programs, and community organizations for programs that support female victims of violent crimes. Funding is intended for programs in the service areas of law enforcement, victims services, prosecutors, or state and local courts, with a focus on sexual assault or culturally specific areas. The GCC encourages programs that involve partnerships, collaborations, and best practices to meet the needs of crime victims and others across the state.

The STOP (Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Program) promotes a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to improving the criminal justice system’s response to violent crimes against women. STOP encourages the development and strengthening of effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to address violent crimes against women and the development and strengthening of victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women. OVW grants help provide victims with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives, while improving communities’ capacity to hold offenders accountable for their crimes.

The GCC encourages the applicants to develop projects that:

  1. Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention.
  2. Empower victims to become survivors by growing them past their vulnerabilities to a place of self-sufficiency.
  3. Increase efforts to combat stalking.
  4. Address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

STOP funding is restricted to developing and strengthening effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to address violent crimes against women and the development and strengthening of victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women in the following areas: 1) Domestic Violence; 2) Dating Violence; 3) Sexual Assault; and 4) Stalking.

Proposals must identify one priority area, as follows: Victim Services, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, State and Local Courts (non-competitive), and Discretionary. For additional information about these priority service areas, see: https://files.nc.gov/ncdps/documents/files/2021-VAWA-RFA.pdf#page=11

After choosing a priority service area, applicants must identify one of two STOP Focus areas: Sexual Assault or Culturally Specific. For additional information about these focus areas, see: https://files.nc.gov/ncdps/documents/files/2021-VAWA-RFA.pdf#page=12

Any projects funded utilizing STOP funds must meet one or more of the OVW’s statutory purpose areas. The GCC has identified thirteen (13) purpose areas that align with the State of North Carolina’s Implementation Plan and fill in funding/service gaps for the State. Applicants must identify at least one purpose area that their proposed project aligns with. For information about the STOP Purpose Areas, see: https://files.nc.gov/ncdps/documents/files/2021-VAWA-RFA.pdf#page=13

For a list of allowable activities see: https://files.nc.gov/ncdps/documents/files/2021-VAWA-RFA.pdf#page=15

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179024

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Victim Services: Up to $200,000
- Law Enforcement: Up to $140,000
- Prosecutors: Up to $140,000

Discretionary:
- Batterer’s Intervention Programs: Up to $55,000 for individual regions and up to $100,000 for programs that propose to expand and serve multiple regions.
- Prevention Programs: Up to $55,000

Term of Contract:

Grant Project Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities in North Carolina, which provide direct services to crime victims, are eligible to apply for funding:
- Local Law Enforcement Agencies
- State Agencies and Offices
- Victim Service Providers
- State and Local Courts
- Indian Tribal Governments
- Local Government Agencies
- Community-based Organizations
- Legal Services Programs

Agencies must demonstrate a record of effective services to the community by having a history of providing direct services in a cost-effective manner and by showing a documented history of effective work concerning domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

For a list of STOP unallowable activities, see:
https://files.nc.gov/ncdps/documents/files/2021-VAWA-RFA.pdf#page=16

Pre-Application Information:

Application Period: November 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021 by 12:00 PM Noon

All applicants must provide proof that they have a valid federal DUNS number and are currently registered with www.SAM.gov at the time of submission.

Applicants must have a NCID login to access the application in GEMS. To obtain your NCID username and password, you must register your organization or State/Local Government Unit at: https://ncid.nc.gov/idmdash/

You may submit questions regarding this document and the application process to CVS staff. Responses to questions regarding the RFA and application process received by CVS staff by November 20, 2020 will be compiled into a Frequently Asked Questions document that will be made available on the Governor’s Crime Commission website beginning December 4, 2020.

Agencies may only submit one application under each GCC Funding Priority Service Area for the STOP program. Note: A prosecutorial district is a single subrecipient. Additional applications will not be considered for funding.

There is a 25 percent match requirement imposed on grant funds under this program. The applicant must identify the source of the 25 percent non-federal portion of the budget and how match funds will be used. Applicants may satisfy the required match with either cash or in-kind services. Grants to non-profit victim service providers for victim services can be excluded from the match requirement. Grants to tribes can also be excluded from the match requirement.

Funds are paid on a reimbursable basis.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online through GEMS: https://gems.ncdps.gov/

If you have questions about the RFA, the application process or require assistance with developing your proposal, please contact a member of the CVS Planning Team:

- Sandy Dixon, Lead CVS Planner at sandy.dixon@ncdps.gov
- Karen Lombri, VAWA Administrator at karen.lombri@ncdps.gov
- Jim Lassiter, VOCA Administrator at jim.lassiter1@ncdps.gov
- Adonicca McAlister, VOCA Administrator at adonicca.mcallister@ncdps.gov

North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Governor’s Crime Commission
1201 Front Street
Raleigh, NC 27609

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