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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: February 16, 2017

The Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies (Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program) funds projects designed to provide coordinated community responses (CCR) that support child, youth, and young adult victims through direct services, training, coordination and collaboration, intervention, treatment, response, and prevention strategies. The program provides the opportunity for communities to increase collaboration among nonprofit victim service providers, community service organizations (including those focused on engaging men as role models), schools, tribes and tribal governments, and local government agencies to enhance prevention, intervention, and response efforts in addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in children, youth, and young adults ages 0-24.

In FY 2017, funds under the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program may be used for the following purposes:

  • Comprehensive Projects: 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, caretakers, and legal guardians.
  • Prevention strategies may include: bystander intervention, peer to peer education, parent/guardian education, community or public awareness campaigns, and engaging men as mentors and role models.
  • 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.

Engaging Men Projects: Develop and implement strategies that focus on the inclusion and engagement of men as role models and key influencers in public education campaigns, community organizing activities, and/or primary prevention strategies addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. Activities should meaningfully incorporate men’s organizations or programs that work to empower men and develop male leaders to be allies in addressing gender based violence.

Applications proposing activities in the following priority areas will be given special consideration:

  • Strengthen and revitalize coordinated community response and multi-disciplinary teams, prioritizing those that meaningfully involve organizations and programs that focus on marginalized communities
  • Meaningfully increase access to programming for specific underserved populations (based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity,disability, age, etc.)
  • Increase the use of promising or evidence-building practices, where available

Amount: A total of $8,000,000 is available to fund 10-25 grants. Grants range from $500,000-$750,000 for Comprehensive Projects and $300,000-$350,000 for Engaging Men Projects. Engaging Men Projects will be prioritized, with the goal of at least one quarter of appropriated funds to be allocated to support Engaging Men Projects. The project period for both programs is three years.

Eligibility: Specific to the type of project being proposed, as follows:

Comprehensive projects:

  • Nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with: (A) a demonstrated primary goal of providing services to children and youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; or (B) a demonstrated primary goal of serving adult victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, but that 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.
  • An Indian tribe or tribal nonprofit organization that provides services to children or youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
  • A unit of local government.

Engaging Men projects:

  • A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with a demonstrated history of creating effective public education to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
  • An Indian tribe or tribal nonprofit organization that provides services to children or youth who are victims of and/or exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
  • A unit of local government.

Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290959

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