Family Violence Prevention and Services/ Improvements to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Service Accessibility

The summary for the Family Violence Prevention and Services/ Improvements to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Service Accessibility grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Administration for Children and Families ACYF FYSB, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Family Violence Prevention and Services/ Improvements to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Service Accessibility: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning (LGBTQ) victims of intimate partner, domestic, and/or dating violence do not have consistent access to culturally competent services to prevent and address such violence. Domestic/intimate partner violence is a significant health problem among LGBTQ populations and has serious physical health, mental health, and social consequences for its victims, their families, the LGBTQ communities, and society-at-large. The intent of this Family Violence Prevention and Services Capacity-Building Demonstration grant program is to expand the capacity of both “mainstream” domestic violence organizations and LGBTQ-specific organizations to more effectively identify and address the unique needs of LGBTQ intimate partner violence victims. The successful applicant will be expected to identify and inform LGBTQ-specific prevention and intervention strategies, including screening and on-going assessment that can be replicated in local domestic violence and LGBTQ programs. Many service providers throughout the United States struggle to understand the complexities associated with identifying, serving, and supporting LGBTQ populations. Not only are the populations racially and ethnically diverse but the sub-populations within the LGBTQ umbrella often do not share similar experiences as LGBTQ individuals or as victims of intimate partner violence. Gay men, for example, have enormous difficulty accessing “mainstream” shelter services because domestic violence shelters grew from the battered women’s movement. Because the battered women’s movement was focused on sexism, patriarchy, and the abuse of male power between non-transgender people, the historical understanding of domestic violence largely excluded LGBTQ communities. Men, therefore, are often not understood to be victims within the continuum of domestic violence service provision because they are the predominant perpetrators of domestic violence within the violence against women philosophical framework. Trans-women may also be excluded from shelter because they may biologically be male and at the same time confound service providers’ understandings of sex and gender. Lesbians seeking refuge at a domestic violence shelter may encounter homophobia and bias from other residents or staff members or they may simply be confronted with the invisibility of their experience in the form of information and educational materials that only address heterosexual domestic violence. Applicants are expected to identify comprehensive and sustainable plans for capacity-building, collaboration, integration of culturally-specific and linguistically appropriate services, and supports that are consistent with the requirements authorized under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, as amended. Applicants are expected to identify an array of training, expertise, problem-solving strategies and other forms of technical assistance to Federal, State, and local governments, Tribes, Tribal organizations, domestic violence service providers, community-based organizations, LGBTQ service providers, and other professionals and interested parties, related to domestic/intimate partner and dating violence intervention and prevention services for LGBTQ victims and their children. Applicants will identify a plan that builds the capacity of the field to provide training and technical assistance to address services and programming for LGBTQ individuals. Applicants are expected to provide a plan for identifying evidence-based/evidence-informed/promising practices including a national dissemination strategy. Applicants are expected to share their expertise to lead practice improvements as well as organizational capacity-building.
Federal Grant Title: Family Violence Prevention and Services/ Improvements to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Service Accessibility
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families ACYF FYSB
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-EV-0598
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.592
CFDA Descriptions: Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women's Shelters_Discretionary Grants
Current Application Deadline: Aug 06, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Aug 06, 2013
Posted Date: Jun 07, 2013
Creation Date: Jun 07, 2013
Archive Date: Sep 05, 2013
Total Program Funding: $300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants may also be a partnership of two or more organizations that combine expertise in the areas of domestic/intimate partner violence programming and LGBTQ-specific programming in order to achieve the purposes and eligible activities as defined. Faith-based and community organizations that meet eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Grant Announcement Contact
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