OVC FY 2018 Enhancing Access to Services Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. This program seeks to enhance services to crime victims in linguistically specific communities by breaking down barriers that prevent millions of Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and limited English proficient (LEP) crime victims across the country from accessing the services they need after crime victimization. This program will promote innovation and collaboration in affected communities and will enhance the work of community-based organizations and programs working to help victims report crimes and access the services they need to heal in the aftermath of crime victimization.

​Eligible applicants may apply for funding as a direct service site or as a technical assistance provider, but not both. Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application. 

  • Duke Internal Deadline: June 18, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 16, 2018

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email Anastasia Maddox at fundopps@duke.edu to find out if it is still open.

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

​Purpose Area 1: Linguistically Specific Direct Services: Competition ID: OVC-2018-14303

This purpose area will fund 10 awards to provide linguistically specific victim-centered and trauma-informed services for victims of crime. Priority will be placed on organizations with a history of serving crime victims that propose to expand and increase access to services for all victims of crime within linguistically specific communities (e.g., victims who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or LEP). Community-based organizations that currently receive federal funding to provide linguistically specific services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking should seek to expand those services to victims of other types of crime within that community, including victims of human trafficking, robbery, assault, elder abuse, and DUI/DWI; family members of homicide victims; and victims of hate and bias crimes. 

Purpose Area 2: Linguistically Specific Training and Technical Assistance: Competition ID: OVC-2018-14304

This purpose area will fund one organization to provide TTA related to the provision of linguistically specific services to crime victims. The TTA provider will train and assist Purpose Area 1 recipients funded under this project, and other victim service providers and allied professionals, and will develop tools and resources suitable for online publication and dissemination to the larger victim services field.

Eligibility Requirements

Purpose Area 1 – Direct Service Sites: Eligible direct service sites applicants are limited to public agencies; federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); faith- and community-based organizations; and colleges or universities (including tribal institutions of higher education). All applicants must demonstrate a history of providing direct services to victims of crime in linguistically specific communities. 

Purpose Area 2 – Training and Technical Assistance: Eligible training and technical assistance (TTA) applicants are limited to public agencies; federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); faith- and community-based organizations; and colleges and universities (including tribal institutions of higher education). Applicants must demonstrate (1) experience providing training and technical assistance on crime victim service and language access issues for community-based organizations, and (2) experience developing online publications and technical assistance resources for broad dissemination to the victim services field.

Amount

$600,000

Amount Description

Under Purpose Area 1, OVC will make up to 10 awards of up to $200,000 each to organizations for the provision of direct services to victims of crime in linguistically specific communities. Under Purpose Area 2, OVC will make one award of up to $600,000 to one technical assistance provider who will identify and address a broad range of training and technical assistance (TTA) and resource development needs to support the work of the grantees funded under Purpose Area 1 of this solicitation.

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDE...

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Internal Deadline

June 18, 2018

External Deadline

July 16, 2018