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

Deadline: February 6, 2020

The Abuse in Later Life Program supports a comprehensive approach to addressing abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, neglect, and exploitation committed against victims who are 50 years of age or older (older victims).

Funds under this program must be used for the following purposes:

  1. 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
  2. Providing or enhancing services for victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect
  3. Establishing or supporting multidisciplinary collaborative community responses to victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect
  4. 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, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect

Applicants must engage in activities outlined in each of the four mandatory purpose areas; however, applicants may request that one or more of the mandatory purpose area activities be waived. All applicants requesting such a waiver must clearly demonstrate that the mandatory purpose areas were sufficiently addressed during their initial Abuse in Later Life award or that using grant funds for the specified activities would duplicate existing services available in the community.

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

  1. 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, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect
  2. Conducting outreach activities and awareness campaigns to ensure that victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect, receive appropriate assistance

Amount: Approximately $3,400,000 is available to make up to nine awards ranging up to $400,000 for a period of 36 months.

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: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322883

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