U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
01/27/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA rural states and territories, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes to improve safety and prevent crimes of violence and assault in rural areas. Funding is intended to support the expansion and creation of victim services in rural areas; assessment and implementation of effective response measures to victims of all ages; and development of strategies to increase awareness and prevent domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program encourages state, local, and tribal governments and courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system.
The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program includes 22 purpose areas. For the convenience of applicants, the following categories illustrate the types of activities that fall within these purpose areas:
1. Enhanced law enforcement responses, including centralized units, specialized training, improved arrest policies, and protection order enforcement (see purpose areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, and 19).
2. Targeted responses to sexual assault, including sexual assault response teams (SARTs), evidence collection and testing, and specialized policies, protocols, and training (see purpose areas 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21).
3. Coordinated community responses, including multidisciplinary teams, comprehensive victim services and support centers (co-located services), and interdisciplinary policy development (see purpose areas 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 21, and 22).
4. Enhanced prosecution responses, including centralized units, specialized training, and policy and protocol development (see purpose areas 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, and 19).
5. Improved judicial handling of cases, including centralized courts and dockets, judicial education programs, and protection order issuance and tracking (see purpose areas 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, and 15).
Applicants interested in proposing activities for any of the above categories may choose from any of the purpose areas listed for that category. However, applicants are not limited to applying to purpose areas in a single category.
GrantWatch ID#: 187490
Funding levels under this program for FY 2020 are:
1. For applicants addressing purpose areas 1-21:
- $500,000 for projects with a service area population of up to 400,000.
- $750,000 for projects with a service area population of 400,001 to 700,000.
- $1,000,000 for projects with a service area population of 700,001 and above.
- $1,000,000 for statewide projects, regardless of service area population.
For applicants addressing purpose area 22:
- $750,000 for projects with a service area population of up to 400,000.
- $1,000,000 for projects with a service area population of 400,001 to 700,000.
- $1,250,000 for projects with a service area population of 700,001 and above.
- $1,250,000 for statewide projects, regardless of service area population.
Anticipated Start Date: October 1, 2020
Length of Award Period:
- 36 months (Purpose Areas 1-21)
- 48 months (Purpose Area 22)
Continuation funding is not guaranteed.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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