State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions

 

To coordinate State victim services activities and collaborate and coordinate with Federal, State, and local entities engaged in violence against women activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.556
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Violence Against Women Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (with Formula Distribution)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Sections 2001(c) and 2007(b)(2) and (3), 42 U.S.C. 3796gg and gg-1, as amended; Also Violence Against Women Act of 1994, as Amended, 42 U.S.C. 14043g; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, ; Violence Against Women Reuthorization Act of 2013.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Each State domestic violence coalition as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act and each State sexual assault coalition as determined by the Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Public Health Service Act.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions.
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
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants must apply through the Office of Justice Programs' Grants Management System (GMS). 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.
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
Applications are submitted on an annual basis.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are established by the Office of Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation.
How may assistance be used?
To coordinate State victim services activities and collaborate and coordinate with Federal, State, and local entities engaged in violence against women activities.
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. Each eligible entity receives 1/112 of the funding available for this program (except that dual domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions receive 2 shares). Sexual assault coalitions receive an additional share of funds available under 42 U.S.C 14043g(d). Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal dollars by contributing to the costs of their projects. Supplimental 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 12 months. 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
(Formula Grants) FY 13 $10,656,856; FY 14 est $10,000,000; and FY 15 est $10,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
State DV Coalitions:
Range: $80,380 - $80,380
Average: $80,380

State SA Coalitions:
Range: $117,344 - $117,344
Average: $117,344.
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.