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

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

FY 07: Applications: 47; Awards: 110; FY 08: Applications: 27, Awards: 7; FY 09: est. Applications: 27, Awards: 5.

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 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 organizations for disabled individuals; (5) to provide training and technical assistance on the requirements of shelters and victim services organizations under Federal antidiscrimination laws, including: (A) the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and (B) section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; (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.

(Grants for this purpose may only be awarded to an eligible agency as defined in section 410 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C.

796f-5)).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, units of local government, Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services organizations, such as state 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

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

Application Procedures

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. This program is subject to provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.

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 electronically by an authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.

Deadlines

Contact the Office on Violence Against Women for application deadlines.

Authorization

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protections Act of 2000, Sec. 1402, 42 U.S.C. 3796gg-7), as amended; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title II, Section 204, Pub. L. No. 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

Grants will be 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 3 years. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly financial reports are required, as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the OJP Financial Guide.

Grantees shall also file a semi-annual performance reports explaining the activities carried out and including an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program as well as a final performance report.

Audits

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 9 months after the end of the recipient's fiscal year.

Records

The award recipient must keep complete records on disposition of funds.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0409-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $7,497,863; FY 08 est $7,055,000; and FY 09 est $4,938,500.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$600,000 - $600,000; $600,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The OJP Financial Guide is applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters 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.



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