Education, Training, and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities

 

To provide training, consultation, and information on domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault against individuals with disabilities (as defined in section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12102)); and to enhance direct services to such individuals.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.529
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Violence Against Women Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Section 1402, 42 U.S.C. 3796gg-7), as amended; , Public Law 106-386, 42 U.S.C 3796gg-7; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title II, Section 204, Public Law 109-162., as amended by Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013; P.L. 113-4.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States, units of local government, Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations, and victim service providers, such as state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions or nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving disabled individuals. For profit organizations and individuals are not eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries include victim service agencies who respond to crime victims who are individuals with disabilities.
Credentials/Documentation
Non-profit organizations must be an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code. All such applicants are required to submit a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing their tax-exempt status. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
OVW will provide an annual program solicitation. 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
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants must apply through the on-line Grants.gov portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of application 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 220, 225 and parts 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 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?
Grants awarded under this program shall be used for the following statutory program purposes: (1) to provide personnel, training, technical assistance, advocacy, intervention, risk reduction (including using evidence-based indicators to assess the risk of domestic and dating violence homicide) and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault against disabled individuals;
(2) to conduct outreach activities to ensure that disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault receive appropriate assistance;
(3) to conduct cross-training for victim service organizations, governmental agencies, courts, law enforcement, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities about risk reduction, intervention, prevention and the nature of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault for disabled individuals;
(4) to provide technical assistance to assist with modifications to existing policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure equal access to the services, programs, and activities of victim service providers for disabled individuals;
(5) to provide training and technical assistance on the requirements of shelters and victim service providers under Federal antidiscrimination laws, including—
(A) the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 [42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.]; and
(B) section 794 of title 29;
(6) to modify facilities, purchase equipment, and provide personnel so that shelters and victim service organizations can accommodate the needs of disabled individuals;
(7) to provide advocacy and intervention services for disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault; or
(8) to develop model programs providing advocacy and intervention services within organizations serving disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Reports are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the OVW Financial Grants Management 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. Quarterly Federal Financial Reports are required. Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
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
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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. 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.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 3 years. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Tia Farmer 145 N. St., Suite 10W121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: tia.farmer@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-305-1177
Website Address
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0409-0-1-754.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 13 $4,615,539; FY 14 est $4,600,000; and FY 15 est $4,600,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $500,000 - $700,000
Average: $587,500.
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 OVW Financial Grants Management Guide found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/grantees.html. Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.