OVW Fiscal Year 2024 Legal Assistance for Victims

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 14th, 2023
Close Date
February 13th, 2024
Total Funding
$31,800,000.00
Award Ceiling
$900,000.00
Award Floor
$600,000.00
Expected No. Awards
45
Opportunity No.
O-OVW-2024-171904

Agency

Office on Violence Against Women (USDOJ-OJP-OVW)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Law, Justice and Legal Services

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is offering a fiscal year 2024 Legal Assistance for Victims grant. This grant aims to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The grant provides funds for comprehensive direct legal services to victims in legal matters related to or arising from the abuse or violence they have experienced. The grant covers a wide range of legal assistance, including family, tribal, territorial, immigration, employment, administrative agency, housing matters, campus administrative or protection order proceedings, and other similar matters. It also includes criminal justice investigations, prosecutions, and post-trial matters that impact the victim's safety and privacy. Additionally, alternative dispute resolution, restorative practices, or other processes intended to promote victim safety, privacy, and autonomy are covered. The grant also supports post-conviction relief proceedings in state, local, Tribal, or territorial court where the conviction of a victim is related to or arising from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or sex trafficking. Eligible applicants for this grant include private nonprofit entities, publicly funded organizations not acting in a governmental capacity, territorial organizations, Indian tribal governments, and tribal organizations in the United States or U.S. territories. The grant does not require cost sharing or matching. The total program funding for this grant is $31,800,000, with an award ceiling of $900,000 and an award floor of $600,000. It is expected that 45 awards will be granted. The closing date for applications is February 13, 2024. For more information and to access the full announcement, interested parties can visit the following URL: https://www.justice.gov/d9/2023-12/OVW-FY24-LAV.pdf. For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, interested parties can contact OVW by email at OVW.LAV@usdoj.gov or by calling 202-307-6026.

Description

The Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program (CFDA 16.524) is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid victims (ages 11 and older) of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by providing funds for comprehensive direct legal services to victims in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. “Legal assistance” includes assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in: a) family, tribal, territorial, immigration, employment, administrative agency, housing matters, campus administrative, or protection or stay away order proceedings, and other similar matters; b) criminal justice investigations, prosecutions, and post-trial matters (including sentencing, parole, and probation) that impact the victim’s safety and privacy; c) alternative dispute resolution, restorative practices, or other processes intended to promote victim safety, privacy, and autonomy; and d) post-conviction relief proceedings in state, local, Tribal, or territorial court where the conviction of a victim is related to or arising from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or sex trafficking. 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(24)(C) and (D).

Contact Information

Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant

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