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U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women: Training and Technical Assistance Initiative

Deadline: February 15, 2018

The primary purpose of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Training and Technical Assistance Initiative (TA Initiative) is to provide direct technical assistance to existing and potential grantees and sub-grantees to enhance and support their efforts to successfully implement projects supported by OVW grant funds. OVW’s TA Initiative is designed to build and enhance the capacity of civil and criminal justice system professionals and victim service providers across the nation to respond effectively to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and foster partnerships among organizations that have not traditionally worked together to address violence against women.

There are three categories of technical assistance in FY 2018: Targeted; Competitive Comprehensive; and Non-Competitive Comprehensive.

  • Targeted Technical Assistance: The vast majority of OVW’s TA Initiative awards fall under the “targeted” category. These targeted purpose areas are typically discrete issue areas intended to provide current and potential OVW grantees and sub-grantees with training and technical assistance related to a specific knowledge gap or promising practice. Targeted technical assistance purpose areas are intended to provide in-depth technical assistance on a narrow topic within one or more of the crimes addressed by OVW grant programs. There are 43 purpose areas identified in the solicitation.
  • Comprehensive Technical Assistance (Competitive and Non-competitive): To promote the consistent delivery of technical assistance for certain grant programs, professions, and core/critical areas, OVW has identified some purpose areas as comprehensive. If OVW designates a purpose area as comprehensive, the funded project is eligible for an initial competitive award and non-competitive supplemental funding for a total award period of up to 5 years, provided there is acceptable performance by the technical assistance provider. There are six comprehensive purpose areas identified in the solicitation.

Amount: $30,000,000 is available for approximately 65 awards ranging from $200,000-$2,000,000 each. Specific amounts and grant periods are set by purpose area and are available in the solicitation.

Eligibility: Eligibility is generally limited to national, tribal, statewide, or other nonprofit organizations with the capacity to provide nationwide training and technical assistance. In limited circumstances, OVW may support institutions of higher education and state, local, or tribal governments or governmental agencies (e.g., police departments, prosecutor’s offices, or probation departments) or local nonprofit organizations.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299785

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