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Domestic Violence Transitional Housing

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits, Agencies, and Faith-Based
Organizations for Transitional Housing for Victims of Domestic Abuse

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Government of the District of Columbia - Executive Office of the Mayor - Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG)

Deadline Date:

11/19/18 5:00 PM EST


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Grants to Washington, DC nonprofits, public agencies, community organizations, and faith-based organizations for transitional housing for victims of domestic violence. Funding is intended to increase the availability of support services and housing to victims of abuse.

Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness in the District of Columbia. Twenty-one percent of Point-in-Time Count respondents reported that their current episode of homelessness is related to domestic violence. Further, a history of domestic violence is extremely common among people experiencing homelessness.

The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is seeking applicants to submit proposals to further increase the inventory of domestic violence-specific transitional housing and appropriate, trauma-informed supportive services. Transitional housing is defined as the provision of up to two years of subsidized housing and support services per client/family unit.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184593

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Number of Grants:

OVSJG anticipates making multiple awards.

Term of Contract:

The funding period is January 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019. 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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to: public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; faith-based and community-based organizations.

Applicants may develop collaborations or partnerships to carry out the goals and objectives of the RFA. Partnerships must designate one eligible entity to serve as the fiscal agent; the fiscal agent is an active partner providing grant oversight and accountability. OVSJG will work closely with the awardee that is carrying out the goals and objectives of this RFA.

Funding to Faith-based Organizations
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 sub-grantees should they receive an award. No eligible applicant or sub-grantee will be discriminated for or against on the basis of its religious character or affiliation, religious name, or the religious composition of its board of directors or persons working in the organization. However, grant funds may not be used to engage in inherently religious activities, such as proselytizing, scripture study, or worship. Funded FBOs may, of course, engage in religious activities; however, these activities must be separate in time or location from the OVSJG funded program. Moreover, funded FBOs must not compel program beneficiaries to participate in inherently religious activities. Funded faith-based organizations must also not discriminate on the basis of religion in the delivery of services or benefits.

Pre-Application Information:

All applicants are required to apply by 5pm ET on November 19, 2018.

To ensure fairness and consistency, all questions not addressed in this RFA must be submitted in writing or by e-mail. All questions must be received by November 5, 2018. Questions and answers that result in an amendment to the RFA will be posted on the OVSJG website under Current Funding Opportunities ( and the Office of Partnerships and Grant Development, District Grants Clearinghouse at:

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

To submit questions, email, Attn: FY 2019 Domestic Violence Transitional Housing RFA.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC