Education, Training, and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities

To provide training, consultation, and information on domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault against individuals with disabilities (as defined in section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C.

12102)); and to enhance direct services to such individuals.

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

Grants awarded under this program shall be used for the following statutory program purposes: (1) to provide personnel, training, technical assistance, advocacy, intervention, risk reduction (including using evidence-based indicators to assess the risk of domestic and dating violence homicide) and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault against disabled individuals; (2) to conduct outreach activities to ensure that disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault receive appropriate assistance; (3) to conduct cross-training for victim service organizations, governmental agencies, courts, law enforcement, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities about risk reduction, intervention, prevention and the nature of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault for disabled individuals; (4) to provide technical assistance to assist with modifications to existing policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure equal access to the services, programs, and activities of victim service providers for disabled individuals; (5) to provide training and technical assistance on the requirements of shelters and victim service providers under Federal antidiscrimination laws, including? (A) the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 [42 U.S.C.

12101 et seq.]; and (B) section 794 of title 29; (6) to modify facilities, purchase equipment, and provide personnel so that shelters and victim service organizations can accommodate the needs of disabled individuals; (7) to provide advocacy and intervention services for disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault; or (8) to develop model programs providing advocacy and intervention services within organizations serving disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, units of local government, Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations, and victim service providers, such as state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions or nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving disabled individuals.

For profit organizations and individuals are not eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries include victim service agencies who respond to crime victims who are individuals with disabilities.

Credentials/Documentation

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

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. Applicants must apply through the on-line Grants.gov portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of application 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

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Section 1402, Public Law 106-386, 42 U.S.C. 3796gg-7, as amended; , 42 U.S.C 3796gg-7; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title II, Section 204, Public Law 109-162.

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

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 3 years. 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 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.

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

(Project Grants) FY 16 $3,775,000; FY 17 est $4,275,000; and FY 18 est $4,100,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $450,000 - $580,000.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Tia Farmer 145 N. St.NE, Suite 10W121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: tia.farmer@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-305-1177

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation.


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