Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations

To develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations and to provide victim services to meet the needs of adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault,
or stalking in underserved populations.
Related Programs16.016 Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services Program

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 can be used for the following program purpose areas:
(1) working with Federal, State, tribal, territorial and local governments, agencies, and organizations to develop or enhance population specific services;
(2) strengthening the capacity of underserved populations to provide population specific services;
(3) strengthening the capacity of traditional victim service providers to provide population specific services;
(4) strengthening the effectiveness of criminal and civil justice interventions by providing training for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations; or
(5) working in cooperation with an underserved population to develop and implement outreach, education, prevention, and intervention strategies that highlight available resources and the specific issues faced by victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking from underserved populations.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are:
(1) population specific organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in providing population specific services in the relevant underserved communities, or population specific organizations working in partnership with a victim service provider or domestic violence or sexual assault coalition;
(2) victim service providers offering population specific services for a specific underserved population; or
(3) victim service providers working in partnership with a national, State, tribal, or local organization that has demonstrated experience and expertise in providing population specific services in the relevant underserved population.



For FY 2014, applicants will be limited to current CLSSP and SAS Cultural grant recipients & subrecipients that (1) administer projects thst focus on lgbt survivors, Deaf survivors, and survivors from underserved religious/ethnic backgrounds, (2) that are no longer eligible under CLSSP and SAD Cultural; and (3) will require funding to continue their projects past September 30, 2014.

Beneficiary Eligibility

underserved victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

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

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.

Requirements set forth in 28 CFR parts 66 and 70 and 2 CFR parts 225 and 230 apply.

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 OVW.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Public Law 109-162, 119 Stat. 2990, 42 U.S.C 14045.

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

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no 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 dollars by contributing to the cost of the project. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Applicants are required to certify that grant funds will supplement and not supplant non-federal funding available for the same purpose.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Information regarding length of awards will be included in an annual solicitation for the program. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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

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.

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.

No expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

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

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0409-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $4,323,512; and FY 15 est $4,323,512

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Funding will be available for up to $300,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The OVW Financial Guide is applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Christina Murray 145 N Street, NE, Washington DC, District of Columbia 20530 Email: christina.murray@usdoj.gov Phone: 2023070344

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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