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Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, Agencies, and Tribes for Professional Development and Capacity-Building to Benefit Women

Training and Technical Assistance Initiative


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
CFDA Number: 16.526
Funding or PIN Number: O-OVW-2023-171530
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

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

Important Dates
LOI Date: 06/22/23
Deadline: 07/11/23 11:59 PM - deadline; 07/13/23 9:00 PM - JustGrants deadline Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreements to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, IHEs, and government and tribal agencies for professional development and capacity-building services to benefit women. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to support direct training and technical assistance for victim service providers and civil and criminal justice system professionals across the nation to respond effectively to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and foster partnerships among organizations that have not traditionally worked together to address these crimes.

Mandatory Program Requirements 
Applicants that receive funding under this program will be required to engage in the following activities:

  1. OVW-sponsored training and technical assistance (TTA).
  2. Collection and reporting of performance indicators. Forms, instructions, training, and related tools for each OVW program are available on the VAWA Measuring Effectiveness Initiative webpage.
  3. OVW may conduct a program assessment or evaluation necessitating grantee involvement. Therefore, recipients may be expected to dedicate some OVW-funded time and resources to participating in an assessment or evaluation.
  4.  A planning period with the recipient’s OVW program specialist and project partners.

Purpose Areas:

  • Funds under the TA Initiative must be used for purposes identified in this solicitation. There are three categories of technical assistance in FY 2023: Competitive Targeted; Competitive Comprehensive; and Non-Competitive Comprehensive.
  • Applicants must submit separate and distinct applications for each purpose area for which they are applying. For example, an applicant interested in applying to a purpose area to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) for judges should submit a separate application if it also wants to apply to a purpose area to provide trial advocacy and/or litigation skills training for attorneys.
  • Note: OVW will support only the Targeted and Comprehensive TTA purpose areas identified in this solicitation. Applicants requesting to develop Targeted or Comprehensive projects for issues other than those listed below will be removed from consideration. Applications that modify or expand an OVW purpose area, including combining two or more purpose areas, will also be removed from consideration. To avoid confusion, OVW also requests that applicants applying to provide Targeted TTA refrain from using the word “comprehensive” in their project titles.
  • For each FY 2023 purpose area, OVW has projected the amount of funding available to support technical assistance efforts for that purpose area and the proposed project period. Applicants should not exceed the stated budget cap. OVW reserves the right not to make an award for a specific purpose area if there are no applications that effectively respond to the purpose area or if there are not sufficient funds to fully support the purpose area. If the same applicant is selected for two or more purpose areas, OVW may elect to make a single award for the two purpose areas. OVW may also make awards to multiple organizations for a single Targeted purpose area.

FY 2023 Targeted Technical Assistance Purpose Areas can be found starting on

FY 2023 Competitive Comprehensive Technical Assistance Purpose Areas can be found starting on

Information about the FY 2023 Targeted Formula Technical Assistance Purpose Area can be found starting on

OVW Priority Areas can be found starting on


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants for the Training and Technical Assistance Initiative are national, tribal, statewide, or other nonprofit organizations. Eligible applicants must have the capacity to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) on a national level and in the United States or U.S. territories.

In rare circumstances, OVW may support institutions of higher education; state, local, or tribal governments or governmental agencies (e.g., police departments, prosecutor's offices, or probation departments); or local non-profit organizations. However, in such circumstances, those entities must describe in detail their demonstrated history of providing TTA and include justification in the application that they have delivered TTA to a national audience. For more information, see the Eligibility Information section of the NOFO.

Faith Based and community organizations, including culturally specific organizations, tribal organizations, and population specific organizations, that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this solicitation.


Pre-Proposal Conference
OVW will conduct a web-based Pre-Application Information Session. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Participation in a pre-application information session is optional and not a requirement to be eligible to apply.

To register, contact staff. Registration must be received at least 1 day prior to the start of the session. Participants are not registered until they receive a confirmation email.

Pre-Application Information
- Application Deadline: July 11, 2023 11:59 PM ET
- Application JustGrants Deadline: July 13, 2023 9:00 PM ET

Letter of Intent
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent via email by Thursday, June 22, 2023. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.

OVW anticipates notifying applicants of funding decisions by October 1, 2023.

Applications will be submitted to OVW in two steps:
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF-424) and the Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form (SF-LLL) in - family.html.
- Step 2: The applicant must then submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants at To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline. OVW encourages applicants to review the Solicitation Companion Guide and the JustGrants website for more information, resources, and training.

Registration: OVW encourages first time applicants to apply for funding. Organizations applying for the first time for federal funding must complete a multi-step registration process with the following systems: System for Award Management (SAM),, and JustGrants (after successful SAM and registrations). Organizations that have applied for funding previously must ensure their accounts with SAM,, and JustGrants are active and up to date.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Anticipated Number of Awards: 62

Estimated Size of Grant
Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $3,000,000

Term of Contract
OVW anticipates that the award period will start on October 1, 2023.
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36 months

Contact Information
Submit Letters of Intent to:

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the following:
- Programmatic questions, contact this program at 202-307-6026 or
- Financial questions, contact 888-514-8556 or
- Technical questions:
-- Applicant Support at 800-518-4726 or
-- OVW JustGrants Support at 1-866-655-4482 or

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