This initiative is supported by the Grants for Outreach for Services to Underserved Populations (Underserved Program) program, which is authorized by 42 U.S.C.
§ 1404 5. The purpose of this solicitation is to establish a National Deaf Service Line (NDSL).
The National Deaf Service
Line Initiative (Initiative) is a two-phase initiative.
This solicitation is seeking applications for Phase One:
Create a comprehensive plan to establish the NDSL.
OVW will make one award to an organization to develop Phase One.
Upon the successful completion of Phase One, OVW may elect to release a solicitation for Phase Two, which will be to implement the plan that was developed in Phase One.