OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims - Solicitation

The summary for the OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims - Solicitation 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 Office on Violence Against Women, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims - Solicitation: This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 20121. 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 adult and youth (ages 11 to 24) victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault 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" is assistance in: a) divorce, parental rights, child support, Tribal, territorial, immigration, employment, administrative agency, housing, campus, education, healthcare, privacy, contract, consumer, civil rights, protection or other injunctive proceedings, related enforcement proceedings, and other similar matters; b) criminal justice investigations, prosecutions, and post-conviction matters (including sentencing, parole, and probation) that impact the victim's safety, privacy, or other interests as a victim; c) alternative dispute resolution, restorative practices, or other processes intended to promote victim safety, privacy, and autonomy, and offender accountability, regardless of court involvement; or d) post-conviction relief proceedings in state, local, Tribal, or territorial court with respect to a conviction of a victim relating to or arising from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or sex trafficking victimization of the victim. Intake or referral, by itself, does not constitute legal assistance. 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(24)(C) and (D). For additional information about this program and related performance measures, including how awards contribute to the achievement of program goals and objectives, see: OVW grant program information: OVW Grants and Programs Webpage. Program performance measures under the Measuring Effectiveness Initiative: VAWA Measuring Effectiveness Initiative webpage. Program-specific sections in OVW's most recent report to Congress on the effectiveness of VAWA grant programs. What's New About this OVW Program The Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 revised statutory provisions addressing the LAV Grant Program. Legal assistance may be provided to victims in post-conviction relief proceedings in State, local, Tribal or territorial court with respect to a conviction of a victim relating to or arising from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or sex trafficking victimization of the victim. Legal assistance may be provided in alternative dispute resolution, restorative practices, or other processes intended to promote victim safety, privacy, and autonomy, and offender accountability, regardless of court involvement. Legal assistance may be provided by Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives in immigration proceedings, in Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) claims by VA authorized representatives, or anyone who functions as an attorney or lay advocate in tribal court, in addition by licensed attorneys. The Delivery of Legal Assistance certification requirements have been revised.
Federal Grant Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims - Solicitation
Federal Agency Name: Office on Violence Against Women (USDOJ-OJP-OVW)
Grant Categories: Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2023-171479
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.524
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 21st, 2023
Original Application Deadline: February 21st, 2023
Posted Date: December 21st, 2022
Creation Date: December 21st, 2022
Archive Date: February 20th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $31,799,999
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $900,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $400,000
Expected Number of Awards: 45
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 21st, 2022
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - 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 are limited to: 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. For more information, see the Eligibility Information section of this solicitation.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, email OVW at [email protected]. Alternatively, interested parties may call OVW at 202-307-6026.
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