DOJ: OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on Campus Program Solicitation O-OVW-2021-47006
This solicitation calls for applications focused on... one or more of the following purposes:
1. To provide personnel, training, technical assistance, data collection, and other
equipment with respect to the increased apprehension, investigation, and adjudication
of persons committing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
2. To develop, strengthen, and implement campus policies, protocols, and services that more effectively identify and respond to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, including the use of technology to commit these crimes, and to train campus administrators, campus security personnel, and personnel serving on campus disciplinary or judicial boards on such policies, protocols, and
3. To implement and operate education programs for the prevention of domestic violence,dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
4. To develop, enlarge, or strengthen victim services programs and population specific
services on the campuses of the institutions involved, including programs providing legal, medical, or psychological counseling, for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to improve delivery of victim assistance on campus. To the extent practicable, such an institution shall collaborate with any victim service providers in the community in which the institution is located. If appropriate victim services programs are not available in the community or are not accessible to students, the institution shall, to the extent practicable, provide a victim services
program on campus or create a victim services program in collaboration with a
community-based organization. The institution shall use not less than 20 percent of the
funds made available through the grant for a victim services program provided in
accordance with this paragraph, regardless of whether the services are provided by the
institution or in coordination with community victim service providers.
5. To create, disseminate, or otherwise provide assistance and information about victims'
options on and off campus to bring disciplinary or other legal action, including assistance to victims in immigration matters.
6. To develop, install, or expand data collection and communication systems, including computerized systems, linking campus security to the local law enforcement for the purpose of identifying and tracking arrests, protection orders, violations of protection orders, prosecutions, and convictions with respect to the crimes of domestic violence,
dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus.
7. To provide capital improvements (including improved lighting and communications facilities but not including the construction of buildings) on campuses to address the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
8. To support improved coordination among campus administrators, campus security personnel, and local law enforcement to reduce domestic violence, dating violence,sexual assault, and stalking on campus.
9. To develop or adapt and provide developmental, culturally appropriate, and linguistically
accessible print or electronic materials to address both prevention and intervention in
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
10. To develop or adapt population specific strategies and projects for victims of domestic
violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking from under served populations on
Applicants proposing to use grant funds under purpose areas 6 and/or 7 must ensure that
these grant-funded activities are part of an overall comprehensive coordinated campus and
community response that includes proposed activities under other purpose areas.
USC may send only one application as lead institution. In addition,for purposes of the Campus Program, satellite or branch campuses are not considered separate institutions. Therefore, an institution with multiple satellite or branch locations must apply as an individual applicant.
Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White (
DOJ indicates applicants are "strongly encouraged" to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to
OVW.Campus@usdoj.gov by February 23, 2021. Interested applicants who do not submit a
Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.
For more information, see the Application and
Submission Information section of this solicitation. An application is due by March 16, 2021.
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