4,500,000 Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations for the development and implementation of services to minority and underserved victims of domestic and gender-based violence. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended to support coordinated community responses that hold offenders accountable and serve victims. New and continuation applicants are eligible to apply.

Funds under this program must be used for the purpose of providing or enhancing population specific outreach and services to adult and youth victims in one or more underserved populations, including:

  1. Working with federal, state, tribal, territorial and local governments, agencies, and organizations to develop or enhance population specific services.
  2. Strengthening the capacity of underserved populations to provide population specific services.
  3. Strengthening the capacity of traditional victim service providers to provide population specific services.
  4. Strengthening the effectiveness of criminal and civil justice interventions by providing training for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations.
  5. Working in cooperation with an underserved population to develop and implement outreach, education, prevention, and intervention strategies that highlight available resources and the specific issues faced by victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking from underserved populations.

In FY 2021, OVW is interested in supporting programs that empower victims to become survivors by focusing on long-term safety and sustainable economic independence. Organizations are encouraged to develop their capacity beyond core services, basic programming, and emergency response.

Applications proposing victim services that go beyond crisis intervention to advance the long-term safety, stability, and self-sufficiency of victims such as education assistance, vocational training, employment services, financial counselling, etc. in their projects may be given special consideration. Applications can meet this priority area by proposing to develop new services or implement current ones, which can be provided by either themselves or a formal project partner.

Applicant Actions with Required Dates/Deadlines:

  • Obtain a DUNS number by March 16, 2021.
  • Register with SAM by March 16, 2021.
  • Register with Grants.gov by March 16, 2021.
  • Submit Letter of Intent by March 16, 2021.
  • If necessary, request hardcopy submission by March 23, 2021.
  • Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov as early as possible, but no later than 24 – 48 hours prior to the Grants.gov deadline.
  • Register the Entity Administrator and the Application Submitter with JustGrants as early as possible but no later than 48-72 hours before the JustGrants deadline.
  • Submit the complete application package at least 24 – 48 hours prior to the JustGrants deadline.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent by March 16, 2021. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.

To submit an application, all applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov. To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants must obtain a DUNS number and register online with SAM and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than March 16, 2021.

Applications for this program will be submitted through a new two-step process: (1) submission of the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov and (2) submission of the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants). Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 24-48 hours before the Grants.gov deadline.

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