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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Section 1402, Public Law 106-386, 42 U.S.C. § 3796gg-7, as amended;, 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must apply through the on-line portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of application will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.
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.
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.
Not applicable.
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?
Performance Reports: Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
Not applicable.
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
Up to 3 years. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. 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/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Tia Farmer
145 N. St.NE, Suite 10W121
Washington, DC 20530 US
Phone: 202-305-1177
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18 est $4,100,000.00; FY 16$3,775,000.00; FY 17 est $4,275,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $450,000 - $580,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program solicitations can be found at Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.