Consolidated And Technical Assistance Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Violence and Engage Men and Boys as Allies

 

The Consolidated and Technical Assistance Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Violence and Engage Men and Boys as Allies, hereafter referred to as the Consolidated Youth Program, supports activities that were previously funded under the following four OVW grant programs: Children Exposed to Violence Program (CEV); Services to Advocate for and Respond to Youth Program (Youth Services); Services, Training, Education and Policies to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking in Secondary Schools Grant Program (STEP); and Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program (Engaging Men).

The Consolidated Youth Program creates a unique opportunity for communities to increase collaboration among non-profit victim services, violence prevention and children and youth-serving organizations, organizations and programs that support men’s role in combating violence against women and girls, schools, and tribal and local government agencies. This program has two primary purposes and supports projects that implement one or both of these areas. First, the program supports comprehensive child- and youth-centered intervention and prevention programs that maximize community based efforts and evidence-informed practices to more fully address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Comprehensive programs include victim services to youth and children exposed to violence; training to professionals to improve interventions and responses; coordinated school based strategies; supportive services to non-offending parents; and coordinated community responses to violence targeting children and youth. Second, the program supports multi-faceted prevention strategies that involve community organizing, outreach, public education and mobilization that utilize men as influencers of other men and boys and encourages them to work as allies with women and girls to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.888
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Violence Against Women Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012, Public Law 112-055; Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013; Pub. L. No. 113-6.; Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014; Pub. L. No. 113-76.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants for grant funding are limited to:
•Nonprofit, nongovernmental entities with the demonstrated primary goal of providing services to children or youth exposed to or victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking;
•Non-profit, nongovernmental entities with demonstrated histories of providing comprehensive services to children or youth exposed to or victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking;
•Nonprofit, nongovernmental entities with demonstrated histories of creating effective public education and/or community organizing campaigns to encourage men and boys to work as allies with women and girls to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking;
• Indian Tribes or tribal nonprofit organizations that provides services to tribal children and youth exposed to or are of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking; or
•Territorial, Tribal or unit of local government entities.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations including community and faith-based organizations.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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 Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Requirements set forth in 28 CFR parts 66 and 70 and 2 CFR parts 225 and 230 apply.
Award Procedure
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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision 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.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation.
How may assistance be used?
In the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012, Pub. L. No. 112-055 and subsequent appropriations acts (2013 and 2014), Congress authorized the Consolidated Youth Program, which combines and replaces four discretionary grant programs. The new program is designed to provide services to advocate for and respond to youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; assistance to children and youth exposed to such violence; programs to encourage men and youth in preventing such violence; and assistance to middle and high school students through educating and other services related to such violence.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Quarterly financial reports are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the OVW Financial Guide. 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. No performance monitoring is required.
Auditing
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. Grants will be made for up to 100 percent of the costs of programs or projects contained in approved applications. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by contributing the costs of their 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.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants under this program will be for a period of three years. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0409-0-1-754.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 13 Not Available; FY 14 est $7,500,000; and FY 15 est $7,500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The OVW Financial Guide is applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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