Specialized trainings for prosecutors and investigators on interviewing elder abuse victims with cognitive and/or communication impairments and on forensic wound identification.
Educating county law enforcement and prosecutors regarding the unique obstacles encountered by older victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and neglect.
Developing training materials on mental and physical abuse, financial exploitation and domestic violence among older individuals, in order to increase the identification, investigation and prosecution of crimes against older individuals.
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.
FY 07: Applications: 35, Awards: 10; FY 08: Applications: 53, Awards: 10; FY 09 est: Applications: 53, Awards: 7.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grants may be used for the following statutory purposes: (1) training programs to assist law enforcement, prosecutors, governmental agencies, victim assistants, and relevant officers of Federal, State, tribal, territorial, and local courts in recognizing, addressing, investigating, and prosecuting instances of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault, or stalking against victims who are 50 years of age or older; (2) providing or enhancing services for victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, who are 50 years of age or older; (3) creating or supporting multidisciplinary collaborative community responses to victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, who are 50 years of age or older; and (4) conducting cross-training for victim service organizations, governmental agencies, courts, law enforcement, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, who are 50 years of age or older.
Eligible applicants include States, tribal governments, units of local government, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting elderely women or demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Beneficiaries include States, tribal governments, units of local government, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting elderly women or demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-110 for Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Nonprofit Organizations.
Aplication and Award Process
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 forms furnished by the Federal agency, in accordance with 28 CFR, Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for 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. This program is subject to provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.
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 the Office of Justice Programs.
Contact the Office on Violence Against Women for application deadlines.
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protections Act of 2000; Public Law 106-386; 42 U.S.C. 14041a; Violence Against Women and Department fo Justice Reauthorization Act or 2005, Public Law 109-162, section 205(a).
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
Grants are made for amounts up to 100 percent of the costs of the programs or projects contained in the approved applications. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by contributing to the costs of their projects. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 36 months for new recipients; up to 24 months for continuation recipients. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee.
Post Assistance Requirements
Semi-annual progress and quarterly financial reports are required, as stipulated in the effective edition of the OJP Financial Guide.
Upon completion of the grant period, grantees shall file a performance report explaining the activities carried out and including an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program.
Nonfederal entities that expend $500,000 or more in Federal funds (from all sources, including pass-through sub-awards) in the organization's fiscal year shall have a single organization-wide audit conducted in accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133. The audit report is due to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse not later than nine months after the end of the recipient's fiscal year.
The award recipient must keep complete records on disposition of funds.
(Grants) FY 07 $3,468,729; FY 08 est $3,726,679; and FY 09 est $2,608,675.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$150,000 to $500,000; $310,557.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
The OJP Financial Guide is applicable.
Regional or Local Office
Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice, 800 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Telephone: (202) 307-6026.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual Application Kit.