OVC FY 2020 Enhancing Services for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation
OVC is seeking applications to implement projects intended to improve outcomes, minimize additional trauma, and restore safety and security to older adult victims of abuse and financial exploitation.
• direct service provision to older victims, using trauma-informed approaches that protect the safety and confidentiality of victims.
• resources for service providers and criminal justice stakeholders.
• advocacy, assistance, and safety planning within the criminal justice system and with social service agencies and community organizations, in order to restore older victims’ lives and help to prevent further victimizations.
• efforts to support and promote opportunities to ensure older victims of crime are treated with dignity and respect.
• a final report describing project activities, promising practices, challenges encountered, and solutions to address those challenges to improve outcomes for older crime victims.
Awards – OVC anticipates making up to 12 awards up to $500,000. OVC expects to make awards for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2020.
Grants.gov Solicitation Number – OVC-2020-18114
Webinar – OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html .
Deadline – Apply by May 5, 2020
Priority Areas – In FY 2020, and in addition to executing any program-specific 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).
Eligibility – 1. Public agencies, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), 2. Federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) , and 3. Private for-profit and nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations). All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.