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Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities

 
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    CFDA#

    16.529
     

    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Office on Violence against Women (OVW)

    Summary

    Recognizing the pressing need to focus on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals due to the proliferation of such crimes, Congress authorized the Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program. The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that improves the response to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable.

    In FY 2018, funds under the Disability Grant Program may be used for the following purposes:
    • To provide personnel, training, technical assistance, advocacy, intervention, risk reduction (including using evidence-based indicators to assess the risk of domestic and dating violence homicide) and prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against individuals with disabilities;
    • To conduct outreach activities to ensure that individuals with disabilities who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking receive appropriate assistance;
    • To conduct cross-training for victim service organizations, governmental agencies, courts, law enforcement, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities about risk reduction, intervention, prevention and the nature of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking for individuals with disabilities;
    • To provide technical assistance to assist with modifications to existing policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure equal access to the services, programs, and activities of victim service providers for individuals with disabilities;
    • To provide training and technical assistance on the requirements of shelters and victim service providers under Federal anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and section 794 of title 29 (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973);
    • To modify facilities, purchase equipment, and provide personnel so that shelters and victim services organizations can accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities;
    • To provide advocacy and intervention services for individuals with disabilities who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; or
    • To develop model programs providing advocacy and intervention services within organizations serving individuals with disabilities who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
    In FY 2018, OVW is interested in supporting the priority are identified below. Applications proposing activities in the following area will be given special consideration during the application review and recommendation process.
    • Increase support for survivors of sexual assault, including services, law enforcement response, and prosecution.
     

    History of Funding

    $3,775,000 was awarded for 9 grants in 2016.

    Additional Information

    OVW has determined the activities listed below to be unallowable, and they will not be supported by Disability Grant Program funding:
    • Lobbying;
    • Fundraising;
    • Purchase of real property;
    • Physical modifications to buildings, excluding minor renovations under purpose area 6 so that shelters and victim service organizations can accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities; and
    • Construction.

    Contacts

    Sylvia Pauling

    Sylvia Pauling
    145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W.121
    Washington, DC 20530
    (202) 307-6026
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are States; Units of local government; Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations; and Victim services providers, such as state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by January 26, 2018. A similar deadline is anticipated, annually.

    Award Details

    Up to $4,275,000 is available in total funding. Up to 10 awards will be granted. Awards will range from $375,000 $500,000. Funding levels under the Disability Grant Program for FY 2018 are as follows:
    • New, local-focused project $425,000
    • New, state-focused project $500,000
    • Continuation, local-focused project $325,000
    • Continuation, state-focused project $400,000.
    The grant award period is 36 months for new applications and 24 months for continuation applications. Generally, the award period will start on October 1, 2018.

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