OVW FY 2013 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program
The Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence. Criminal legal assistance is limited to criminal matters relating to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. LAV Grant Program funds may not be used to provide criminal defense services.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/18/2013 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Justice Programs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
The LAV Grant Program makes awards to law school clinics, domestic violence victimsÂ’ programs and shelters, bar associations, rape crisis centers and other sexual assault services programs, private nonprofit entities, Indian Tribal governments and Tribal organizations, Territorial organizations, legal aid or statewide legal services, and faith- and/or community-based legal service providers. Applicants are strictly limited to organizations within the United States and the U.S. Territories. Eligible applicants that are not nonprofit, nongovernmental, sexual assault and/or domestic violence service providers are required to enter into a collaborative working relationship with nonprofit, nongovernmental, sexual assault and/or domestic violence service providers.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Shannon R. Gaskins, JD
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $225,000.00 to $500,000.00