Resource Center on Workplace Response to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking


To provide for establishment and operation of a national resource center on workplace responses to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence.

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.
Violence Against Women Act of 1994, Section 41501, Public Law 103-322, 42 U.S.C. 14043f
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, an entity or organization shall submit an application to the Attorney General at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Attorney General may require, including; (1) information that demonstrates that the entity or organization has nationally recognized expertise in the area of domestic or sexual violence; (2) a plan to maximize, to the extent practicable, outreach to employers (including private companies and public entities such as public institutions of higher education and State and local governments) and labor organizations described in subsection (a) of this section concerning developing and implementing workplace responses to assist victims of domestic or sexual violence; and (3) a plan for developing materials and training for materials for employers that address the needs of employees in cases of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking impacting the workplace, including the needs of underserved communities.
Beneficiary Eligibility
An entity or organization that receives a grant under this section may use the funds made available through the grant for staff salaries, travel expenses, equipment, printing, and other reasonable expenses necessary to develop, maintain, and disseminate to employers and labor organizations described in subsection (a) of this section, information and assistance concerning workplace responses to assist victims of domestic or sexual violence. (2) Responses referred to in paragraph (1) may include; (A) providing training to promote a better understanding of workplace assistance to victims of domestic or sexual violence; (B) providing conferences and other educational opportunities; and (C) developing protocols and model workplace policies.
Specific criteria for the program are provided in an annual solicitation available at
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. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications 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 is specified in the annual program solicitation.
How may assistance be used?
The resource center shall provide information and assistance to employers and labor organizations to aid in their efforts to develop and implement responses to such violence.
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
Information regarding length of awards will be included in an annual solicitation for the program. 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 Street NE
Washington, DC 20530 US
Phone: 2023051177
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 est $500,000.00; FY 17 est $500,000.00; FY 16$500,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Project is issued as a single award for up to the full available amount.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Solicitations and financial guides are available on the OVW website:
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.