Resource Center on Workplace Response to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

To provide for establishment and operation of a national resource center on workplace responses to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence.




Related Programs16.528 Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence and Abuse of Women Later in Life; 16.556 Grants to State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions; 16.588 Violence Against Women Formula Grants

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The resource center shall provide information and assistance to employers and labor organizations to aid in their efforts to develop and implement responses to such violence.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, an entity or organization shall submit an application to the Attorney General at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Attorney General may require, including; (1) information that demonstrates that the entity or organization has nationally recognized expertise in the area of domestic or sexual violence; (2) a plan to maximize, to the extent practicable, outreach to employers (including private companies and public entities such as public institutions of higher education and State and local governments) and labor organizations described in subsection (a) of this section concerning developing and implementing workplace responses to assist victims of domestic or sexual violence; and (3) a plan for developing materials and training for materials for employers that address the needs of employees in cases of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking impacting the workplace, including the needs of underserved communities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

An entity or organization that receives a grant under this section may use the funds made available through the grant for staff salaries, travel expenses, equipment, printing, and other reasonable expenses necessary to develop, maintain, and disseminate to employers and labor organizations described in subsection (a) of this section, information and assistance concerning workplace responses to assist victims of domestic or sexual violence. (2) Responses referred to in paragraph (1) may include; (A) providing training to promote a better understanding of workplace assistance to victims of domestic or sexual violence; (B) providing conferences and other educational opportunities; and (C) developing protocols and model workplace policies.

Credentials/Documentation

Specific criteria for the program are provided in an annual solicitation available at www.justice.gov/OVW. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, online notification is sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to OVW.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Violence Against Women Act of 1994, Section 41501, Public Law 103-322, 42 U.S.C 14043f.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal dollars by contributing to the cost of the project. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Information regarding length of awards will be included in an annual solicitation for the program. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Reports are required as stipulated in the effective edition of the DOJ Financial Guide.

No cash reports are required.

Semi-annual progress reports shall explain the activities carried out and include an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program, including number of persons served and numbers of persons seeking services who could not be served.

Quarterly Federal Financial Reports are required.

Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0409-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $500,000; FY 17 est $500,000; and FY 18 est $500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Project is issued as a single award for up to the full available amount.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitations and financial guides are available on the OVW website: www.justice.gov/OVW

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Tia Farmer 145 N Street NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: tia.farmer@usdoj.gov Phone: 2023051177

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria is specified in the annual program solicitation.



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