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Information, Education and Outreach for Victims of Domestic Violence

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits for Outreach
and Education to Prevent Family Violence

GrantWatch ID#: 181853
Agency Type:

State

District of Columbia, Department of Human Services (DHS), Family Services Administration (FSA)

07/07/17

07/31/17 4:45 PM EDT Receipt

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Grants of up to $29,000 per year to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations for outreach, education, and information services to prevent family violence. Recipients will offer counseling and case management programs as part of a family violence prevention effort. The purpose of this program is to establish, maintain, and expand programs and projects to prevent family violence and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents.

Part 1: Public Information and Organized Education Campaign Focusing on Under-served Asian and Pacific Islander Population

Overview:
DHS/FSA expects to reach American and Pacific Islander (A/PI), Latino and other ethnic and special populations in the District of Columbia with information about domestic violence and where victims and potential victims of domestic violence can go for services. Information, education, and outreach into the these communities can be accomplished through workshops, conferences, distribution of safety information plans, participation in public events that highlight domestic violence issues, public service announcements, publication of information is expected to be translated in multiple languages (e.g. Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Amharic, Spanish, etc.) and widely distributed via local newspapers, brochures, flyers and TV and radio programming about domestic violence.

The following tasks must be included and defined as part of all model programs:

Outreach: Grantees will be responsible for targeted outreach activities in order to educate and inform population(s) about domestic violence and where victims of domestic violence can seek assistance.

Capacity: The grantee will be responsible for developing, planning, and conducting an information, education and outreach campaign about domestic violence for a specific targeted community. The applicant will not be responsible for direct services to victims of domestic violence, but shall keep and submit to the Grant Administrator statistical information about the number of requests for assistance received from victims of domestic violence in the target community and the number of clients referred for services.

Targeted Goals/Objectives: The applicant must provide details about their involvement in the neighborhood it wishes to serve and how, based on that experience, it has derived the model proposed for funding. For example, a proposal might include definitive plans to provide services during nontraditional hours if it has been the experience of the organization that this is the best outreach strategy for a specific community. There must be clearly defined outcomes that are measurable in terms of the number of people reached in the targeted community.

Contact Planning: Information, education, and outreach is needed for many communities in the District of Columbia. Once initial contacts are made, a plan for engaging and educating the target populations about domestic violence must be clearly developed. Please note that the DHS/FSA Grant administrator will be available for consultation.

Part 2: Public Information and Education Campaign Focusing on An Identified Under-Served Population (Under-served Older Adults, Persons with Disabilities, Adolescents, Racial, Ethnic, Sexual, or Other Special Populations)

Overview:
DHS/FSA expects to reach at least one (1) identified under-served population in the District of Columbia other than the A/PI community and the Latino community with information about domestic violence and where victims of domestic violence can go for services. The applicant shall identify the under-served community that may include, but is not limited to: seniors; adolescents; a specific racial community; a specific ethnic community; the gay, lesbian, transsexual, and transgender community; or another community which could benefit from information, education, and outreach about domestic violence. The applicant shall develop and conduct an information, education, and outreach campaign about domestic violence that may include: workshops, conferences, distribution of safety information and plans, participation in public events that highlight domestic violence issues, public service announcements, publication of information in newspapers, or distribution of brochures and flyers about domestic violence.

The following tasks must be included and defined as part of all model programs:

Outreach: Grantees will be responsible for targeted outreach activities in order to educate and inform the identified under-served population about domestic violence and where victims and potential victims of domestic violence can seek assistance.

Capacity: The grantee will be responsible for developing, planning, and conducting an information, education and outreach campaign about domestic violence for an under-served population identified by the applicant that may include: seniors; adolescents; a specific racial community; a specific ethnic community; the gay, lesbian, trans-sexual, and transgender community or another under-served population identified by the applicant. The applicant will not be responsible for direct services to victims of domestic violence, but shall keep and submit to the grant manager statistical information about the number of requests for assistance received from victims of domestic violence in the identified under-served population and the number of clients referred for services.

Targeted Goals/Objectives: The applicant must provide details about their involvement in the neighborhood it wishes to serve and how, based on that experience, it has derived the model proposed for funding. For example, a proposal might include definitive plans to provide services during nontraditional hours if it has been the experience of the organization that contact with identified under-served population is most accessible during nontraditional hours. There must be clearly defined outcomes that are measurable in terms of the number of people reached in the identified under-served populations.

Contact Planning: Information, education, and outreach is needed for the identified under-served populations in the District. Once initial are made within the population of focus, a plan for engaging and educating the target populations about domestic violence must be developed. DHS/FSA will develop reporting requirements for the grantees. Please note that the DHS/FSA Grant administrator will be available for consultation.

Target Population:
The target population for this portion of the grant shall be an identified under-served population in the District which may include: Older adults; persons with disabilities, adolescents; a specific racial group; a specific ethnic group; LGBT; or another under-served population in the District of Columbia and service providers that serve victims of domestic violence. The identified under-served community will include victims and potential victims of domestic violence including married or cohabitating adults and families with children. The identified target population shall be large enough to warrant a special information and outreach campaign to measure outcome.

$58,000

Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 2 awards

Estimated Award Amount: Up to $29,000 per year

This grant is being offered for one year, with an option to renew for two additional years based on funding availability. The grant will begin on October 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, and continue through September 30, 2018. FY 2018 grant award funds must be expended by September 30, 2018.

Grantees have up to three (3) months to implement the information, education, and outreach campaign, and all activities shall be completed within the program year.

Applications are requested from private, faith-based, nonprofit organizations based in, and serving the target communities in the District of Columbia.

The Pre-Application Conference will be held at the Department of Human Services, 64 New York Avenue, NE, Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20002 on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the offices of the Family Services Administration. The meeting will be held in the fourth floor conference room.

Attendance is recommended.

Please RSVP to attend the Pre-Application Conference no later than July 5, 2017.

Organizations who anticipate submitting an application in response to this request should send a brief letter via email or mail to the Grant administrator. The Notice of Intent is not mandatory nor does it provide any specific obligation with regard to the review or award process.

Applicants are encouraged to e-mail their questions to Dr. Sheila Jones (see contact details below) on or before July 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Questions submitted after the deadline date will not receive responses. Please allow a twenty-four (24) hour response time.

Applications must be hand delivered to the Department of Human Services. Applications sent via mail must be postmarked and received by the deadline. No submissions will be accepted after 4:45 PM on July 31, 2017.

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

To RSVP for the Pre-Application conference, contact:

Carmen Inge
202-698-4309
carmen.inge@dc.gov

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Sheila Jones, Grant Administrator
202-299-2155
sheilay.jones@dc.gov

District of Columbia
Department of Human Services
Family Services Administration
64 New York Avenue, N E, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Request for Applications: JA-FSA-0731-18

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