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Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program

Grants to USA IHEs for Programs to
Protect Female Students

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U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

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02/12/20 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA and territories colleges and universities partnering with a government agency and a local service provider for programs to protect female students. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Grants will be awarded to strengthen victim services, employ investigation strategies, and develop education and awareness programs.

The Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program) encourages developing and strengthening effective security and investigation strategies to combat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campuses, developing and strengthening victim services in cases involving such crimes on campuses, which include partnerships with local criminal justice authorities and community-based victim services agencies, and developing and strengthening prevention education and awareness programs.

Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given special consideration: 

  1. Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention. 
  2. To qualify for this OVW priority area, applicants must propose at least one of the following activities: 
    1. Collaborate with local law enforcement agencies and/or local criminal justice agencies to incorporate lethality assessments and protocols into their coordinated response strategies and ongoing trainings. 
    2. Create protocols for how the coordinated community response (CCR) team and existing campus behavioral and crisis intervention teams can collaborate to more readily identify repeat offenders and offenders at high risk for committing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. 
    3. Partner with a local prosecutor’s office to develop strategies that will increase the prosecution of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. 
  3. Increase efforts to combat stalking. To qualify for this OVW priority area, applicants must ensure that 50% or more of proposed grant activities primarily address stalking. Funding can support prevention programs, response protocols, and specialized training. 
  4. Address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. To qualify for this OVW priority, applicants must describe what makes the institution’s geographic service area rural (using U.S. Census or other appropriate government data) and how isolated the area is from needed services.

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GrantWatch ID#: 150093

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Number of Grants:

OVW estimates that it will make 50 awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Campus Program typically makes awards for individual projects up to $300,000 and for consortia projects in the range of $550,000 - $750,000.

Funding levels under the Campus Program for FY 2018 are as follows:

1. Individual Projects (as defined under subtypes): up to $300,000 for the entire 36 months.

2. Consortia Projects (as defined under subtypes):
A. Two to Four institutions: up to $550,000 for the entire 36 months; or
B. Five or more institutions: up to $750,000 for the entire 36 months.

OVW has the discretion to award grants for greater or lesser amounts than requested and to negotiate the scope of work and budget with applicants prior to awarding a grant.

Term of Contract:

The grant award period is 36 months. Generally, the award period will start on October 1, 2020.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The entities that are eligible to apply for this program are institutions of higher education.

Eligible entities include tribal colleges and universities and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), to which OVW is required to ensure equitable distribution of grants. See 34 U.S.C. § 20125(a)(3)(C). Faith-based institutions that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this solicitation.

Required Partnerships:
All applicants must include formal partnerships outlined in an EMOU with:
1. At least one criminal justice agency, such as a local law enforcement agency, prosecutor’s office, or court.
2. At least one domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking victim service provider within the community where the institution is located.

For a list of statutory minimum requirements, see the following link:

The activities listed below are out of the program scope, and they will not be supported by this program’s funding.

1. Research projects. (This does not include assessments conducted only for internal improvement purposes (up to three percent of the award). For information on distinguishing between research and assessments, see the heading on this topic in the Funding Restrictions section of this solicitation and the Solicitation Companion Guide.)
2. Projects that focus primarily on alcohol and substance abuse.
3. Activities that focus primarily on sexual harassment.
4. Education or prevention programs for elementary and secondary students on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
5. Mandatory self-defense classes or self-defense classes as the only means of providing prevention education programs to students.
6. Theater performances that do not specifically address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
7. Products and/or materials that are not specifically focused on the dynamics of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and campus responses to these crimes.
8. Victim assistance not directly related to the victimization.
9. Purchase of anonymous web-based reporting systems (excludes law enforcement incident/report databases) or apps for students.
10. Incentives for students to participate in mandatory trainings and climate surveys.1
11. Support for Title IX Investigator or Coordinator positions and trainings, conferences, activities, or materials focused primarily on Title IX.

For a list of grant activities that require prior approval, see the following link:

For unallowable costs, see the following link:

Pre-proposal Conference:

OVW will conduct two web-based pre-application information sessions for entities interested in submitting an application for this program. During these sessions, OVW staff will review this program’s requirements, the solicitation, and allow for a brief question and answer period. These sessions are tentatively scheduled for:

1. January 22, 2020 at 2 pm EST.
2. January 30, 2020 at 2 pm EST.

The total number of participants for each session may be limited, and therefore interested participants from the same agency/jurisdiction are expected to participate together. OVW reserves the right to deny multiple registrations from a single agency/jurisdiction to allow as many interested applicants as possible to participate.

Participation in a pre-application information session is optional. Interested applicants that do not participate in a session are still eligible to apply.

To register, contact the OVW Campus Program Mailbox at Registration must be received at least two days prior to the start of the sessions.

Pre-Application Information:

Submission Deadlines:
- January 24, 2020: Obtain a DUNS number, Access the SAM online registration, Once the SAM registration is active, the applicant will be able to complete the registration, Submit letter of intent
- February 12, 2020: Submit application at least 24 – 48 hours prior to the application deadline. Applications submitted after 11:59 p.m. E.T. on February 12, 2020 will not be considered for funding, unless the applicant receives OVW permission to submit a late application.

Applicants intending to apply for FY 2020 funding under this program are strongly encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent. The letter should state that the applicant is registered and current with SAM and with The letter should be submitted to OVW. This letter will not obligate the applicant to
submit an application.

Federal regulations require that an applicant (1) be registered in prior to submitting an application; (2) provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and (3) continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active federal award or an application under consideration by a federal awarding agency. Also, federal agencies may not make an award to an applicant until that applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Latinisha Lewis
Grant Program Team Lead

OVW Campus Program
(202) 307-6026

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