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U.S. Department of Justice: Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Financial Exploitation

Deadline: July 5, 2018

The Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Financial Exploitation program seeks applications which focus on elder financial exploitation through innovative collaborations between the financial industry and others to better detect and respond to victims. These efforts should build the capacity of victim service providers and financial industry representatives to enhance fraud detection and provide trauma-informed, age-appropriate services and resources for victims.

Projects proposed under this program must be built on collaborative partnerships, which may include:

  • Front-line service providers (victim and aging services, public health, medical community, etc.)
  • Law enforcement (adult protective services, attorneys general, state or local law enforcement, etc.)
  • Financial industry representatives (financial planners, accountants, broker/dealers, financial institutions, banks, credit unions, organizational representative payees, etc.)

The aim of the program is to enhance the provision of services and support to crime victims and ensure that victims are afforded the rights, services, and responses they are due. The program will fund applications that are national in scope to develop or enhance promising practices, models, and programs and provide enhanced or improved services for these victims.

Successful proposals will include interagency collaboration and coordination between victim service providers and allied partners to develop more victim-centered responses. Applications should reflect the provision of trauma-informed, age-appropriate services for older victims. Proposals that address needs for which there currently are no resources, or where resources are limited or insufficient, are encouraged. All applications must include a plan for an external evaluation of the proposed project. Evaluation is necessary to ensure program success and measure program impact. Once evaluated, these efforts may form the basis for useful replication at the state and local levels.

Amount: A total of up to $3,000,000 is available to make up to 6 awards of up to $500,000 each. A minimum of $45,000 per year of the proposed budget must be used to support the initiative’s evaluation effort.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations); colleges or universities (including tribal institutions of higher education); public agencies; tribal governments; or tribal organizations. A nonprofit organization does not need to have 501(c)(3) status to apply.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305954

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