OVW FY 2020 Justice for Families Program Solicitation

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Funding Opportunity ID: 322443
Opportunity Number: OVW-2020-17568
Opportunity Title: OVW FY 2020 Justice for Families Program Solicitation
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Law, Justice and Legal Services
Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: The Justice for Families Program supports projects to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse.
CFDA Number(s): 16.021
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: States, units of local government, courts (including juvenile courts), Indian tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, legal services providers, and victim service providers.
Agency Code: USDOJ-OJP-OVW
Agency Name: Department of Justice
Office on Violence Against Women
Posted Date: Nov 12, 2019
Close Date: Jan 08, 2020
Last Updated Date: Nov 12, 2019
Award Ceiling: $650,000
Award Floor: $550,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $11,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Description: The Grants to Support Families in the Justice System program (referred to as the Justice for Families Program) was authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters.
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