Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence and Abuse of Women Later in Life
To provide training, services, and collaboration to address the needs of victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, who are 50 years of age or older.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Public Law 109-162, section 205(a), Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protections Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386; 42 U.S.C. § 14041a
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants include States, tribal governments and tribal organizations, units of local government, population specific organizations, victim service providers, and state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions.
Applicants must be part of a multidisciplinary partnership that includes law enforcement, prosecutors, a victim service provider, and a nonprofit program or government agency with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals in later life.
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?
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.
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 grants.gov portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.
Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, a letter 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 are notified by the end of the fiscal year.
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?
(A) Mandatory activities
An eligible entity receiving a grant under this section shall use the funds received under the grant to—
(i) provide training programs to assist law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of States or units of local government, population specific organizations, victim service providers, victim advocates, and relevant officers in Federal, tribal, State, territorial, and local courts in recognizing and addressing instances of elder abuse;
(ii) provide or enhance services for victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect;
(iii) establish or support multidisciplinary collaborative community responses to victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect; and
(iv) conduct cross-training for law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of States or units of local government, attorneys, health care providers, population specific organizations, faith-based advocates, victim service providers, and courts to better serve victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect.
(B) Permissible activities
An eligible entity receiving a grant under this section may use the funds received under the grant to—
(i) provide training programs to assist attorneys, health care providers, faith-based leaders, or other community-based organizations in recognizing and addressing instances of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect; or
(ii) conduct outreach activities and awareness campaigns to ensure that victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect receive appropriate assistance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
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 36 months for new recipients. 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
145 N. St. NE, Suite 10W121
Washington, DC 20530 US
(Project Grants) FY 18 est $4,000,000.00; FY 16$3,438,295.00; FY 17 est $1,499,561.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $300,000 - $400,00
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program solicitations can be found at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs. Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grantees.
Examples of Funded Projects