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OVW Alaska Full Faith and Credit Training and Technical Assistance Initiative

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Programs That Help to
Enforce Protection Orders in Alaska Native Villages

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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United States Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

LOI Date:

08/19/19

Deadline Date:

10/02/19 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations with the capacity to work with Alaska Native villages to enforce protection orders. Funding is intended to train law enforcement personnel, prosecutors and other government lawyers, and court personnel on the enforcement of tribal protection orders related to violence against women. In addition, the grantee will provide training and technical assistance for tribal courts and communities on issuance and enforcement of protection orders.

In FY 2019, funds under the Alaska Full Faith and Credit Training and Technical Assistance Initiative (the Alaska Full Faith and Credit Initiative) must be used to improve the enforcement of tribal protection orders in Alaska. Applications should propose the following activities:

  1. Training and technical assistance for state and local law enforcement, prosecutors and other government attorneys, and court personnel on enforcement of tribal protection orders.
  2. Training and technical assistance for tribal courts and communities on issuance and enforcement of protection orders. 

Applicants that receive funding under this initiative will be required to engage in the following activities in addition to conducting training under both of the purpose areas described above:

  1. Recipients must participate in OVW-sponsored training and technical assistance.
  2. All applicants for the FY 2019 Alaska Full Faith and Credit Initiative must include a planning period with their OVW program specialist and project partners. The planning period must include a process for tribes in Alaska to provide input regarding challenges they have experienced in getting protection orders enforced.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168061

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$275,000

Number of Grants:

Anticipated number of awards: 1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award ceiling: $275,000

Term of Contract:

Length of project is 24 months. The award period will start on November 1, 2019.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible entities for this initiative are national, tribal, statewide, or other nonprofit organizations. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this solicitation.

The applicant must meet all three of the criteria listed below:
1. Expertise and experience regarding protection order creation, issuance, and enforcement, including the requirements of VAWA’s full faith and credit provision;
2. At least three years of experience providing legal training and technical assistance; and
3. Experience working with Alaska tribes and knowledge of the specific issues facing Alaska tribes in creation, issuance, and enforcement of tribal protection orders.

OVW does not fund activities that jeopardize victim safety, deter or prevent physical or emotional healing for victims, or allow offenders to escape responsibility for their actions. Information on activities that compromise victim safety and recovery and undermine offender accountability may be found in the Solicitation Companion Guide, in Supporting Documents, below.

The activities listed below are out of the program scope, and they will not be supported by this program’s funding.
1. Research projects (This does not include assessments conducted only for internal improvement purposes (up to three percent of the award).
2. Direct victim services and justice system interventions - OVW’s Alaska Full Faith and Credit Initiative funds are intended to support educational and training opportunities and technical assistance for current and potential OVW grantees and sub-grantees. They are not meant to support law enforcement activities, legal representation, direct services, or other interventions.

The activities listed below are unallowable, and costs for them must not be included in applicants’ budgets.
1. Lobbying
2. Fundraising
3. Purchase of real property
4. Physical modifications to buildings, including minor renovations (such as painting or carpeting)
5. Construction

For additional information about ineligible items, see:
https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1184721/download#page=22

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due at Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (E.T.) on October 2, 2019.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to Lucille Moran by August 19, 2019. This letter confirms that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov. Submitting a Letter of Intent will not obligate a potential applicant to submit an application. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.

To submit an application, all applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov. To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants must obtain a DUNS Number and register online with SAM and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than August 19, 2019. For information about registrations, see:
https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1184721/download#page=18

OVW anticipates notifying applicants of funding decisions by November 1, 2019.

The following activities require prior approval to be supported by grant funds:
1. Surveys, whether conducted as part of a program or needs assessment, or for any other purpose. Prior approval is necessary to determine whether the activity is within the scope of the award and meets the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
2. Training events, including conferences, meetings, roundtables, and on-site trainings.

OVW will consider only one application per organization in response to this solicitation. If an applicant submits multiple applications, OVW will review only the most recent system-validated version submitted before the deadline.

How to apply: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/how-apply

Applicant Resources: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/resources-applicants

Creating a Budget Webinar recording: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/video/creating-budget

Register for Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318664

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have technical questions regarding Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Contact Center at 800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov.

Lucille Moran: Lucille.moran@usdoj.gov
202-307-6026

Laura L. Rogers, Acting Director
Office on Violence Against Women
Email: ovw.info@usdoj.gov

Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor
202-598-3522
marnie.shiels@usdoj.gov

CFDA Number:

CFDA 16.526

Funding or Pin Number:

OVW-2019-16710/OMB Number- 1122-0020

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