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Deadline: June 17, 2015

U.S. Department of Justice: Supporting Male Survivors of Violence

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) seeks innovative proposals that will create equal access to both system and community-based service providers for male survivors of violence, particularly boys and young men of color, to catalyze a national commitment to better serve these individuals. OVC is particularly interested in proposals that seek to strengthen victim service providers’ knowledge and skills, resulting in innovative programs and practices that foster a better understanding among criminal and juvenile justice systems and guide service providers around the needs and rights of these boys and young men. OVC seeks applications that address one of the two purpose areas identified below:

  • Purpose Area 1, Demonstration Projects: This solicitation will fund demonstration sites that put in place evidence-based models and practices to provide trauma-informed, comprehensive services for male survivors of violence, particularly boys and young men of color, and their families and supporting policies.
  • Purpose Area 2, Technical Assistance Providers: This solicitation will be used to select up to two distinct technical assistance (TA) providers to support the demonstration sites in the following categories: (A) Comprehensive TA: To deliver comprehensive information, training, and technical assistance to support the demonstrations sites, including subject matter expertise, training on identified topics, and peer-to-peer learning exchanges; and (B) Communications TA: To assist the demonstration sites with outreach efforts aimed at educating stakeholders and the broader community on the adverse effects of trauma and violence as well as the importance for community and system-based services to communicate and develop consistent policies, procedures and messaging to enhance efforts to reach and identify victims and survivors.

Eligibility: Varies by purpose area:

  • Purpose Area 1: Eligible applicants for the demonstration project are limited to: state and local
    agencies; federally recognized tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior; private nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); faith-based and community-based organizations; and colleges or universities (including tribal institutions of higher education) that demonstrate an understanding of the area of victimization and support services described in the solicitation.
  • Purpose Area 2: Eligible applicants for funding to provide technical assistance to the demonstration projects are private nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities or public agencies (including tribal nonprofit organizations and tribal institutions of higher learning).

Amount: Varies by purpose area:

  • Purpose Area 1: 8-12 awards of up to $1,000,000 each for a 36 month project period.
  • Purpose Area 2: Up to 2 awards of up to $1,000,000 each for a 36 month project period.

Link: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/Solicitation.aspx

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