OVC FY 2021 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program

The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community.

This program will provide funding for shelter

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and transitional housing and other assistance to victims of domestic violence and their companion animals, which under this program means pets, service animals, emotional support animals, and horses.

The term "domestic violence victim" means a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, as established in Public Law 115-33 4. The following definitions, set out in 34 U.S.C.

20127(b)(9), apply to this solicitation:

The term "domestic violence victim" means a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.


The term ‘‘emotional support animal’’ means an animal that is covered by the exclusion specified in 24 C.F.R.

section 5. 303 (or a successor regulation), and that is not a service animal.


The term ‘‘pet’’ means a domesticated animal, such as a dog, cat, bird, rodent, fish, turtle, or other animal that is kept for pleasure rather than for commercial purposes.


The term ‘‘service animal’’ has the meaning given the term in 28 C.F.R.

section 3 6. 104 (or a successor regulation).


Except as otherwise provided, terms have the meaning given such terms in section 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C.

Related Programs

Crime Victim Assistance/Discretionary Grants

Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office for Victims of Crime

Estimated Funding: $2,500,000

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

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Funding Opportunity

Additional Information of Eligibility:
States and territories Units of local government Indian tribes Any other organization that has a documented history of effective work concerning domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including— A domestic violence and sexual assault victim service provider; Domestic violence and sexual assault coalition; A community-based and culturally specific organization; and Any other nonprofit, nongovernmental organization Any organization that works directly with pets, service animals, emotional support animals, or horses and collaborates with any organization referred to in 1-4 above, including— An animal shelter; and An animal welfare organization For purposes of this solicitation, "state" means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, as of October 28, 2020, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be allocated FY 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding, as either a recipient or a subrecipient.

For detailed information on this new certification requirement, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/SafePolicingEO.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

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