Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services Program
To enhance culturally specific services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005; Title I, Section 121, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. 14045a, as amended, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. 14045a, Statute 119,2991
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Community-based programs whose primary purpose is providing culturally specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and community-based programs whose primary purpose is providing culturally specific services who can partner with a program having demonstrated expertise in serving victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Community and faith-based programs.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must apply on-line at the grants.gov portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.
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 by an authorized official and returned to OVW.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.
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 solicitication.
How may assistance be used?
Funds shall be used for the following statutory program purposes: (A) working with State and local governments and social service agencies to develop and enhance effective strategies to provide culturally specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; (B) increasing communities' capacity to provide culturally specific resources and support for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes and their families; (C) strengthening criminal justice interventions, by providing training for law enforcement, prosecution, courts, probation, and correctional facilities on culturally specific responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; (D) enhancing traditional services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking through the leadership of culturally specific programs offering services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; (E) working in cooperation with the community to develop education and prevention strategies highlighting culturally specific issues and resources regarding victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; (F) providing culturally specific programs for children exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; (G) providing culturally specific resources and services that address the safety, economic, housing, and workplace needs of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including emergency assistance; or (H) examining the dynamics of culture and its impact on victimization and healing.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards will be two years. Funds are released on an as-needed basis. Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
145 N. St. NE, Suite 10W121
Washington, DC 20530 US
(Project Grants) FY 16$5,910,000.00; FY 18 est $6,000,000.00; FY 17 est $6,168,114.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program solicitations can be found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/ovwgrantprograms.htm. Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/grantees.html.
Examples of Funded Projects