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U.S. Department of Justice: Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program

Deadline: November 8, 2017

The Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program (Abuse Later in Life Program) funds projects that support a comprehensive approach to addressing elder abuse in their communities. The term “elder abuse” means any action against a person who is 50 years of age or older that constitutes the willful: (A) infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or cruel punishment resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish, or (B) deprivation by a person, including a caregiver, of goods or services with the intent to cause physical harm, mental anguish, or mental illness. Abuse in later life includes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, exploitation, and neglect.

Abuse in Later Life Program funds must be used for the following purposes:

  • Providing training programs to assist law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of states or units of local government, population specific organizations, victim service providers, victim advocates, and relevant officers in federal, tribal, state, territorial, and local courts in recognizing and addressing instances of elder abuse
  • Providing or enhancing services for victims of abuse in later life
  • Establishing or supporting multidisciplinary collaborative community responses to victims of abuse in later life
  • Conducting cross-training for law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of states or units of local government, attorneys, health care providers, population specific organizations, faith-based advocates, victim service providers, and courts to better serve victims of abuse in later life

Abuse in Later Life Program funds also may be used for the following purposes:

  • Providing training programs to assist attorneys, health care providers, faith-based leaders, or other community-based organizations in recognizing and addressing instances of abuse in later life
  • Conducting outreach activities and awareness campaigns to ensure that victims of abuse in later life receive appropriate assistance

Applications proposing activities in the following priority area will be given special consideration during the review process:

  • Underserved populations: Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that meaningfully increase access to programming for specific underserved populations, based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or disability. Additionally, the Abuse in Later Life statute also requires that priority be given to proposals providing services to culturally specific and underserved populations.

Amount: A total of $2,300,000 is available to award up to eight cooperative agreements that range up to $400,000. The project period is for three years.

Eligibility: States; units of local government; tribal governments or tribal organizations; population specific organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals over 50 years of age; victim service providers with demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions.

Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291023

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