Office on Violence Against Women Special Projects

To promote promising or innovative practices to respond to violence against women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Related Programs16.025 Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction Implementation; 16.528 Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence and Abuse of Women Later in Life; 16.587 Violence Against Women Discretionary Grants for Indian Tribal Governments; 16.888 Consolidated And Technical Assistance Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Violence and Engage Men and Boys as Allies

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Modoc Nation $ 99,129   2020-12-012022-06-01
The Tulalip Tribes Of Washington $ 51,486   2020-12-012022-05-31
Scotts Valley Band Of Pomo Indians $ 100,000   2020-12-012022-05-31
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes $ 100,000   2020-12-012022-05-31
Grand Traverse Band Of Ottawa And Chippewa Indians $ 69,499   2020-12-012022-05-31
Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation, The $ 79,189   2020-12-012022-05-31
Kaw Nation $ 58,338   2020-11-012022-05-01
Santo Domingo Pueblo $ 59,566   2020-10-012022-04-30
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Oklahoma $ 90,503   2020-10-012022-04-01
Alaska Native Justice Center Inc $ 100,000   2020-10-012022-03-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds will be used to promote promising or innovative practices to respond to violence against women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Further information will be available in occasional solicitations under the program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries will be specified in any solicitations issued under this program.


Specific criteria for the program are provided in solicitations available at 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.

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.


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


Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Public Law 109-162, Section 3(a), 42 U.S.C. § 13925(b)(11).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

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


Not Applicable.


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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.

Post Assistance Requirements


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.


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.


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



(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range and average depend on the specific project.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program solicitations can be found at Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Tia Farmer 145 N Street NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: Phone: 2023051177

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria is specified in the occasionally issued program solicitation.

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