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Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and
IHEs to Prevent and Reduce Violence

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Conf. Date:

03/26/20

Deadline Date:

04/27/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA state, territories, local, and Indian tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and IHEs for programs that reduce and prevent violent crimes, and to support children and youth (up to age 18) who are experiencing violence. Funding may be used to develop and implement support services for children who are exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities; and to develop, enhance, and implement violent crime reduction strategies that focus on violent juvenile offenders. This program development and resource allocation decision by interested applicants should be based on currently available resources to the jurisdiction and gaps in services.

The goals of the program are to: 1) reduce the incidence of violence through accountability efforts for juvenile offenders; 2) respond to victimization of children whether as a result of violence that occurs in the school, community or family; and 3) increase protective factors to prevent juvenile violence, delinquency, and victimization. The objectives and deliverables include the following:

  • Enhance and/or develop and implement supportive services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities.
  • Develop community-based approaches and crime-reduction strategies that focus on prevention and intervention of violent crime, and accountability for youth offenders.
  • Provide outreach strategies to increase awareness and build the capacity of families and communities to help children exposed to violence.
  • Applicants must propose and undertake their work through a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders, which may be either an existing collaborative group or one that is formed specifically for this project. This planning team should meet regularly throughout the project period to identify and address service gaps and barriers, and create a blueprint for a comprehensive network of services for children exposed to violence and their families; build the capacity of communities to help children. 

In FY 2020, and in addition to executing any statutory prioritization that may be applicable, OJP will give priority consideration to applications as follows:

  • Applications that address specific challenges that rural communities face.
  • Applications that demonstrate that the individuals who are intended to benefit from the requested grant reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties.
  • Applications that offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones).

For additional information about priority areas, see: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh176/files/media/document/ojjdp-2020-17926.pdf#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188358

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$7,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000,000

Term of Contract:

The period of performance start date is October 1, 2020, for 36 months.

OJJDP may, in certain cases, provide additional funding in future years to awards made under this solicitation, through continuation awards in FY 2021. OJJDP will consider, among other factors, OJP’s strategic priorities, a recipient’s overall management of the award, and progress of award-funded work, when making continuation-award decisions.

Eligibility:

  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Local Governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofit organizations (as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code)
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • State governments
  • U.S. Territory or Possession

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply:
- States and territories,
- Units of local government,
- Federally recognized Indian tribal governments,
- Nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations), and
- Institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

Applicants that are nonprofit organizations must be organizations described in 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) and exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C. 501(a). Nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purposes of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C. 511(a) are not eligible to apply.

Eligible applicants that propose to provide direct services to youth must not include youth who are age 18 or older in the population they will serve.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A program webinar will take place on March 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Register here: https://events-na8.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1110525827/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_registration.html?connect-session=na8breezhrt76sasfnwsiht8&sco-id=2763053442&_charset_=utf-8

This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the solicitation and allow an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions. Preregistration is required for all participants. Due to the limited time, OJJDP encourages participants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than 3 days prior.

After the webinar, you will find the webinar recording uploaded here: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/library/multimedia/list

Additional information: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/events/ojjdp-fy-2020-strategies-support-children-exposed-violence

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27, 2020.

OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date.

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=324815

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.

Submit your questions to grants@ncjrs.gov with the subject as "Questions for OJJDP FY 2020 Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence Webinar."

Grants.gov Customer Support:
800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035
support@grants.gov

Response Center:
800–851–3420 or TTY: 301–240–6310
grants@ncjrs.gov

CFDA Number:

16.818

Funding or Pin Number:

OJJDP-2020-17926

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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