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Grants to USA Domestic Violence Coalitions to Coordinate Services That Address Violence and Assault

State and Territory Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
CFDA Number: 16.556
Funding or PIN Number: O-OVW-2023-171652
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
Deadline: 06/20/23 11:59 PM ET - deadline; 06/22/23 9:00 PM ET - JustGrants deadline. Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories violence and assault coalitions to address dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and assault. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the coordination of state and territory victim services activities and for collaboration and coordination with federal, state, territory, and local entities engaged in violence against women activities. Eligible applicants are limited to state and territory domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions.

This grant program supports the critical work of state and territory domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and is a set-aside program under the OVW STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program statute. These organizations play an important role in advancing the goal of ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

This program also includes a statutory set aside from the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) statute, specifically for state and territory sexual assault coalitions (34 U.S.C. § 12511(d)).

Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 10441(c), funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. Coordinating state and territory victim services activities.
  2. Collaborating and coordinating with federal, state, territory, and local entities engaged in violence against women activities.

Examples of activities that may be supported include:

a. Providing training and technical assistance (T&TA) to member organizations.

b. Expanding the technological capacity of coalitions and/or member organizations.

c. Developing or enhancing appropriate standards of services for member programs, including culturally appropriate services for underserved populations.

d. Conducting statewide, regional and/or community-based meetings or workshops for victim advocates, survivors, legal service providers, and criminal justice representatives.

e. Bringing local programs together to identify gaps in services and to coordinate activities.

f. Increasing the representation of underserved populations in coordination activities, including providing financial assistance to organizations that serve underserved communities to participate in planning meetings, task forces, committees, etc.

g. Engaging in activities that promote coalition-building at the local and/or state level.

h. Coordinating at the federal, state and territory level with judicial or local law enforcement agencies to develop or enhance strategies to address identified problems.

Eligible sexual assault coalitions or dual domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions will receive additional funding from SASP’s state and territory sexual assault coalitions set-aside to support the maintenance and expansion of state and territory sexual assault coalitions.

Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 12511(d)(2), grant funds must be used for the following statutory purposes:

a. Working with local sexual assault programs and other providers of direct services to encourage appropriate responses to sexual assault within the state or territory.

b. Working with judicial and law enforcement agencies to encourage appropriate responses to sexual assault cases.

c. Working with courts, child protective services agencies, and children’s advocates to develop appropriate responses to child custody and visitation issues when sexual assault has been determined to be a factor.

d. Designing and conducting public education campaigns.

e. Planning and monitoring the distribution of grants and grant funds to their state or territory.

f. Collaborating with and informing federal, state, or local public officials and agencies to develop and implement policies to reduce or eliminate sexual assault.

For information about priority areas, see the following link:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants are limited to: state and territory domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions in the United States or U.S. territories.

For more information on eligibility see

Ineligible Entities and Disqualifying Factors: Applications submitted by ineligible entities will not be considered for funding. Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 12291(b)(16)(iii), an applicant that is found to have an unresolved audit finding (not closed or resolved within 12 months of the final audit report from the Inspector General of the Department of Justice) is not eligible for funding during the following two fiscal years.

Note: Any nonprofit organization that holds money in offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying the tax described in section 511(a) of the Internal Revenue Code is not eligible for a grant from this program. See 34 U.S.C. § 12291(b)(16)(B)(ii).

Out-of-Scope Activities: The activities listed below are out of the program scope and will not be supported by this program’s funding. Any out of scope activities will need to be removed from the application prior to final approval by OVW. See also the list of unallowable costs in the Funding Restrictions section of the solicitation.
1. Research projects. Funds under this program may not be used to conduct research, defined in 28 C.F.R. § 46.102 as a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Surveys and focus groups, depending on their design and purpose, may constitute research and therefore be out-of-scope. Prohibited research does not include assessments conducted for internal improvement purposes only (see Limited Use of Funds at For information on distinguishing between research and assessments, see the Solicitation Companion Guide.
2. Direct services for victims.
3. Prevention (excluding SASP funds).

For Funding Restrictions, see

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: June 20, 2023 11:59 PM ET
Application JustGrants Deadline: June 22, 2023 9:00 PM ET

Applications for this program will be submitted through a two-step process: (1) submission of the SF-424 and SF-LLL in and (2) submission of the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants). Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but not later than 24-48 hours before the deadline.

To submit an application, all applicants must register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants must register online with SAM and with immediately, but no later than June 23, 2022.

It is anticipated that all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by October 1, 2023.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $340,618
Award Floor: $106,424

Term of Contract
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 12

Contact Information
For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, email OVW at Alternatively, interested parties may call OVW at 202-307-6026.

For technical assistance with, contact Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or For technical assistance with JustGrants, contact OVW JustGrants Support at 1-866-655-4482 or

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