U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and nongovernmental, community-based domestic violence or sexual assault agencies to improve services for polyvictimization survivors. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the development of holistic treatment centers. In addition, one organization will be selected to provide technical assistance to the new sites.
This program furthers the Department’s mission by improving how victim service providers respond to survivors of polyvictimization (when a person endures multiple victimizations of different kinds, as opposed to experiencing a single type of victimization repeatedly). The primary goal of this program is to support Family Justice Centers or similar co-located service model agencies as they transform service delivery to more effectively meet the needs of polyvictims.
Under this solicitation, OVC plans to fund cooperative agreements to expand the work and lessons learned from OVC’s FY 2016 demonstration initiative, “A Pathway to Justice, Healing, and Hope: Addressing Polyvictimization in a Family Justice Center.” Through this initiative, a polyvictimization assessment tool was developed, validated, and pilot-tested for use in identifying polyvictims and building capacity in Family Justice Centers (FJCs) to serve polyvictims in a more holistic manner.
This FY 2019 program will build on the lessons learned from the FY 2016 FJC Polyvictimization Initiative. Through this new solicitation, up to six FJCs or similar co-located service model agencies will be selected to:
- Implement the validated assessment tool (see Appendix A);
- Increase partnerships with traditional and non-traditional FJC services to serve identified polyvictims more holistically;
- Expand case management services to include a thorough understanding of the specific needs of the survivors; and
- Build capacity within their communities to leverage existing and new resources for crime victims.
In addition, through this FY 2019 solicitation, one organization will be selected to provide comprehensive technical assistance (TA) to the six new sites selected under this program.
For specific goals and objectives for both Purpose Areas, see: https://www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/FY19-Transforming-FJC-Services-for-Polyvictims-508.pdf#page=7
For a definition of polyvictimization, see: https://www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/FY19-Transforming-FJC-Services-for-Polyvictims-508.pdf#page=5
GrantWatch ID#: 185963
7 (6 for Purpose Area 1 and 1 for Purpose area 2)
Estimated maximum dollar amount for each award:
Purpose Area 1: FJC Polyvictimization Implementation Sites: up to $850,000
Purpose Area 2: FJC Polyvictimization Technical Assistance Provider: up to $1 million
Period of Performance start date: October 1, 2019
Period of Performance duration: 36 months
End of the Period of Performance September 30, 2022
(Because of statutory limitations, no performance period extensions will be granted.)
Eligibility (Who may apply): Purpose Area 1: Family Justice Center Polyvictimization Implementation Sites:
Governmental agencies that serve as the lead agency of a Family Justice Center (FJC); governmental agencies with an FJC established as a separate department or program within a city or county agency (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior; however, 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.) Also eligible are nonprofit, nongovernmental, community-based domestic violence or sexual assault agencies that serve as the lead agency of an FJC; 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations created expressly for leadership and management of an FJC; and governmental and nonprofit organizations that serve as the lead of a comprehensive co-located service center primarily serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, which involves victim services, civil legal services, law enforcement, and prosecution.
Purpose Area 2: Polyvictimization Technical Assistance Provider: Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations).
All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
Register for a pre-application webinar on Monday, May 20, 2019, from 1:00–2:00 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.
Registration link: https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3d448c715157b646f171d73795bf5d21
Webinar schedule: 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 8, 2019.
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.
Prior to Registering in Grants.gov, applicants must:
- Acquire a DUNS Number
- Acquire or renew registration with SAM
View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315798
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
TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only)
Web chat: https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp
OVC-2019-15643 (OVC-2019-15764 and OVC-2019-15763)
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