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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
(A) Mandatory activities An eligible entity receiving a grant under this section shall use the funds received under the grant to? (i) provide training programs to assist law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of States or units of local government, population specific organizations, victim service providers, victim advocates, and relevant officers in Federal, tribal, State, territorial, and local courts in recognizing and addressing instances of elder abuse; (ii) provide or enhance services for victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect; (iii) establish or support multidisciplinary collaborative community responses to victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect; and (iv) conduct cross-training for law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of States or units of local government, attorneys, health care providers, population specific organizations, faith-based advocates, victim service providers, and courts to better serve victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect. (B) Permissible activities An eligible entity receiving a grant under this section may use the funds received under the grant to? (i) provide training programs to assist attorneys, health care providers, faith-based leaders, or other community-based organizations in recognizing and addressing instances of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect; or (ii) conduct outreach activities and awareness campaigns to ensure that victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect receive appropriate assistance.
Eligible applicants include States, tribal governments and tribal organizations, units of local government, population specific organizations, victim service providers, and state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions.
Applicants must be part of a multidisciplinary partnership that includes law enforcement, prosecutors, a victim service provider, and a nonprofit program or government agency with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals in later life.
Non-profit organizations must be an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code. All such applicants are required to submit a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing their tax-exempt status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must apply through the on-line grants.gov portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.
Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, a letter 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 205(a), Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protections Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386; 42 U.S.C. § 14041a.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Applicants are notified by the end of the fiscal year.
Renewals are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by contributing the costs of their 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
Up to 36 months for new recipients. 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 are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the DOJ Financial Grants Management 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.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $3,438,295; FY 17 est $1,499,561; and FY 18 est $4,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $300,000 - $400,00.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Program solicitations can be found at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs. Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grantees.
Regional or Local Office
Tia Farmer 145 N. St. NE, Suite 10W121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 202-305-1177
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation.