U.S. Department of Justice (DOP), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) - Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
Grant to a USA or territories nonprofit organization to design and execute a program to protect youth amateur athletes from all forms of abuse. Funding is intended to support the development of necessary investigatory tools, educational materials, and training policies and programs that can prevent abuse, and work to address abuse, once identified.
The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) seeks applicants to design and implement a program to safeguard amateur athletes through the prevention of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in the athletic programs of the United States Olympic Committee, each national governing body and each Paralympic sports organization. The SMART Office is responsible for, among other activities, assisting states, the District of Columbia, territories and tribal jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and promoting innovation and best practices in preventing and protecting the public from sexual violence.
Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables
With this solicitation, the SMART Office seeks applications for funding to include the following project activities designed to assist athletic programs of the United States Olympic Committee, each national governing body and each Paralympic sports organization:
- Develop and test new training materials for sexual, physical and emotional abuse identification, investigation and prevention education in amateur athletic programs;
- Provide ongoing, comprehensive training on abuse prevention to organizational leadership, coaches, instructors and volunteers;
- Develop, maintain and disseminate information about safeguarding amateur athletes against abuse;
- Develop background screening policies for new and existing organizational staff, including coaches, instructors and volunteers;
- Develop policies and standards related to safeguarding athletes from sexual, physical and emotional abuse occurring as a result of participation in amateur athletic programs;
- Assist in the implementation of training and abuse prevention policies and standards at national, statewide and local levels;
- Report allegations of sexual and physical abuse and comply with applicable state and federal reporting requirements regarding child abuse including sexual abuse;
- Oversee regular and random audits to ensure policies and procedures used to prevent and identify the abuse of an amateur athlete are followed correctly; and
- Identify and implement evidence-based practices and procedures to document and demonstrate the program’s effectiveness.
GrantWatch ID#: 183780
The SMART Office expects to make one award.
Up to $2,267,000
Funding is for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018.
Eligible applicants are nonprofit, nongovernmental entities with nationally recognized expertise in the identification and prevention of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in the athletic programs of the United States Olympic Committee, each national governing body and each Paralympic sports organization.
Applicants must have a recognized background investigating allegations of abuse and reporting to law enforcement in order to inform training and prevention activities. Applicants must also have the capacity to develop and implement trainings on the national, statewide and local levels, as well as oversee regular and random audits to ensure the policies and procedures used to identify and prevent abuse are followed correctly.
The SMART Office welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program, including all subrecipients. Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application
Applicants must register with Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 25, 2018.
To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using Grants.gov, and the applicant must have received a validation message from Grants.gov that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
OJP encourages all applicants to read this: https://ojp.gov/funding/Apply/Grants-govInfo.htm
View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=SMART-2018-14502
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Samantha Opong, Program Specialist
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