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U.S. Department of Justice: Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies

Deadline: January 19, 2016

The Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Youth Program Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies (Consolidated Youth Program) funds projects designed to provide coordinated community responses that support child, youth and young adult victims through direct services, training, coordination and collaboration, effective intervention, treatment, response, and prevention strategies. The Consolidated Youth Program provides a unique opportunity for communities to increase collaboration among non-profit victim service providers; violence prevention, and children (0-10), youth (11-18), young adults (19-24) and men-serving organizations; tribes and tribal governments; local government agencies; schools; and programs that support men’s role in combating sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Funds under the Consolidated Youth Program may be used for the following two purposes:

Comprehensive Projects

1) Develop, expand, and strengthen prevention strategies and intervention services that target children, youth and/or young adults who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, including support for non-abusing parents and caretakers. (required)

  • Prevention strategies may include: bystander intervention, peer to peer education, parent/guardian education, and community or public awareness campaigns.
  • Intervention must include direct advocacy and counseling services. Other services may include, but are not limited to: home visitation, emergency shelter, transitional housing, mental health services, legal advocacy, mentoring, educational support, and transportation.

2) Develop and implement public education campaigns, community organizing activities, and/or prevention strategies focusing on engaging men and male youth as leaders and role models. Activities should develop, maintain or enhance programs that work with men to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking by helping men serve as role models and social influencers of other men and youth at the individual, school or community levels. (optional)

Engaging Men Projects: Develop and implement public education campaigns, community organizing activities, and/or prevention strategies focusing on engaging men and male youth as leaders and role models. Activities should develop, maintain or enhance programs that work with men to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking by helping men serve as role models and social influencers of other men and youth at the individual, school or community levels.

Amount: $8,000,000 is available for 10-25 awards.

  • Comprehensive Projects: Up to $700,000 if the application addresses the first purpose area only; up to $750,000 if the application addresses both purpose areas.
  • Engaging Men Projects: Up to $350,000.

Eligibility: Varies by project type:

Comprehensive Projects:

  1. A nonprofit, nongovernmental entity with either: A. a demonstrated primary goal of providing services to children or youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking or B. a primary goal of serving adult victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, but which has a demonstrated history of providing comprehensive services to children or youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
  2. An Indian tribe or tribal organization that provides services to children and youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
  3. A territorial, tribal or unit of local government entity.

Engaging Men Projects:

  1. A nonprofit, nongovernmental entity that has a demonstrated history of creating effective public education and/or community organizing campaigns to encourage men and boys to work as allies with women and girls to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
  2. An Indian tribe or tribal organization that provides services to children and youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
  3. A territorial, tribal or unit of local government entity.

Link: http://www.justice.gov/ovw/open-solicitations

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