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FY 2018 Counseling and Case Management Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits for Case
Management and Counseling to Prevent Family Violence

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

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Deadline Date:

07/31/17 4:45 PM EDT Receipt


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Grants of up to $29,000 to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations to provide case management and counseling services as part of an effort to prevent family violence. Programs must serve domestic violence victims or potential victims and their dependents. Targeted populations include married or cohabitating adults, families with children, adolescents, and the elderly.

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

Capacity: The Applicant will be responsible for developing, planning, and providing counseling and case management services for victims of domestic violence who either reside in confidential safe shelters or in the community. Under this initiative, the Applicant must demonstrate the ability to provide one-on-one case management and counseling services for at least 150 domestic violence survivors and their children during the grant period. In addition, the Applicant will provide at least six (6) support groups comprised of 150 adults, adolescents, and/or children who are victims of domestic violence.

The Applicant will be responsible for direct services to victims of domestic violence, and shall keep and submit to the Grant administrator statistical information about the number of adults and adolescents that receive counseling and case management 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 domestic violence survivors is most accessible during nontraditional hours. The application must clearly identify and defined measurable outcomes in terms of the number of people served, participant satisfaction, number of sessions, etc.

Contact Planning: Once initial contacts are made, a plan for engaging and providing counseling and case management services for victims of domestic violence must be developed. DHS/FSA will develop reporting requirements for the applicants. Please note that the DHS/FSA program monitor will be available for consultation.

The offeror must ensure that it shall:

-Provide an established facility/location in the District of Columbia that will provide counseling and case management to assist victims of domestic violence.

-Provide licensed clinical social work and other professional staff to provide case management and counseling services for victims of domestic violence.

-Participate freely with the DHS/FSA monitoring team, providing information such as positive outcome stories, information about special events, issues/concerns, etc., as needed.

-Be willing to provide quantitative data to DHS/FSA that demonstrates program efficacy and ability to achieve outcomes using a data-base management system.

-Ensure that the proposed delivery model includes planned culturally sensitive activities during group counseling sessions conducted by culturally-trained staff.

-Include in the delivery model, plans to ensure that if help is sought, the proposed population has a means to access additional sources of services and supports, as appropriate.

-Include in the delivery model a demonstration of the organization’s ability to provide quantitatively and qualitatively documentation of outcomes, including program successes, unmet needs, barriers, and problems encountered in the implementation of this grant.

-The Applicant shall include in the delivery model a demonstration of the organization’s ability to conduct outreach into the community to develop partnerships with community-based agencies to ensure that counseling and case management services are established at shelters in the District of Columbia.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181854

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Number of Grants:

Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 2 awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

This grant is being offered for one year, with an option to renew for two additional years. 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.

Applicants have up to one (1) months to implement the direct services, but all activities shall be completed within the program year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Pre-Application Information:

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.

Contact Information:

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

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Sheila Jones, Grant Administrator

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

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA: JA-FSA-0732-18

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC