U.S. Department of Justice: Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program
Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking (Transitional Housing Program) supports programs that provide 6-24 months of transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless or in need of transitional housing as a result of a situation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient.
Funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:
- Transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of newly developed or existing transitional housing.
- Short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payments assistance and assistance with related expenses such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing.
- Support services designed to enable a minor, an adult, or a dependent of such minor or adult, who is fleeing a situation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking to locate and secure permanent housing; secure employment, including obtaining employment counseling, occupational training, job retention counseling, and counseling concerning re-entry in to the workforce; and integrate into a community by providing that minor, adult, or dependent with services, such as transportation, counseling, child care services, case management, and other assistance. Participation in the support services shall be voluntary.
This program is interested in supporting the priority area(s) identified below. Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given additional points and/or special consideration during the review process.
- Increase the response to victims of human trafficking: Applicants are encouraged to submit projects that focus on direct intervention and advocacy services for victims of sexual assault who are also victims of sex trafficking. Applicants proposing to address this priority must: 1) demonstrate substantive knowledge of sex trafficking including the provision of transitional housing and support services to victims of sex trafficking; 2) include, but are not limited to, partnerships addressing substance abuse, mental health, and limited legal services; and 3) identify how they will engage in outreach to victims of sex trafficking and how they will meet their unique needs.
- Include substance abuse professionals in a coordinated community response to crimes and increase victim access to substance abuse services: Applicants proposing to address this priority must demonstrate how they will use a coordinated community response (CCR) to serve victims with substance abuse issues, including how they will incorporate substance abuse professionals into their CCR team and how these professionals will assist them in meeting the needs of victims with substance abuse issues.
- Address the unique risks and challenges faced by veterans who are homeless or in need of transitional housing assistance as a result of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking: Applicants proposing to address this priority must identify how they will respond to the challenges faced by veterans who are homeless as a result of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
Amount: An estimated $35,000,000 is available to make up to 70 awards in the range of $300,000-$450,000. The award period is 36 months.
Eligibility: States; units of local government; Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations; and other organizations, including sexual assault and domestic violence victim service providers; sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions; other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations; or community-based and culturally specific organizations that have a documented history of effective work concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
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