U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
07/15/19 11:59 PM ET
Grant to a USA nonprofit or faith-based organization, IHE, public agency, or tribal government to increase access to legal services for older adult crime victims. Required registrations may take several days to complete. Priority will be given to programs in rural areas.
Building on previous legal service grant awards, this FY 2019 program will provide increased legal services for older victims of crime (particularly in rural areas), educate attorneys and allied professionals about the needs of older victims, and increase coordinated multidisciplinary responses in supporting older victims of crime.
Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of civil legal representation for older crime victims; enforcement of crime victims’ rights; management of sub-award organizations; and experience with training and technical assistance.
1. Place attorneys in host site organizations to provide direct legal services to older victims of crime.
2. Provide training and technical assistance to attorneys, host sites, and other allied professionals.
3. Enhance and/or increase multidisciplinary, coordinated community responses to supporting older victims of crime.
4. Conduct an assessment of the program.
For the objectives and deliverables on each of these program goals, see: https://www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/FY19-Elder-Abuse-Mobilizing-Attorneys.pdf#page=6
The Elder Justice Act of 2009 defines elder abuse as the “knowing infliction of physical or psychological harm or the knowing deprivation of goods or services that are necessary to meet essential needs or to avoid physical or psychological harm” of an individual age 60 or older. For the purposes of this solicitation, “elder abuse” includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, financial fraud, neglect, and any other crimes against older adults.
GrantWatch ID#: 186199
Award Ceiling: $3,500,000
Award Floor: $0
Period of Performance start date: October 1, 2019
Period of Performance duration: 3 years
Period of Performance ends (no extensions are possible): September 30, 2022
Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations), faith- and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), public agencies, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) (a determination by the Secretary of the Interior is not required for tribes to which federal recognition was extended by virtue of Public Law 115-121, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017). A nonprofit organization does not have to have 501(c)(3) status to apply for grant funding under this solicitation.
All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
OVC will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).
OVC will conduct one pre-application webinar on June 24, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. eastern time. Participation in the webinar is optional. OVC staff will review the solicitation requirements and conduct a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.
You may register for the webinar at: https://www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html
Applicants must register with Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 15, 2019.
Prior to Registering in Grants.gov, applicants must:
- Acquire a DUNS Number
- Acquire or renew registration with SAM
To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using Grants.gov, and the applicant must have received a validation message from Grants.gov that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317068
For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
OVC’s National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center
Toll free: 800–851–3420
Via TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only)
Web chat: https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.
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