Grant Details

Enhanced Training And Services To End Abuse In Later Life Program

 
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    CFDA#

    16.528
     

    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Office on Violence against Women (OVW)

    Summary

    The Enhanced Training And Services To End Abuse In Later Life Program funds projects that will support a comprehensive approach to addressing elder abuse in their communities. These projects will provide training to criminal justice professionals to enhance their ability to address elder abuse, neglect and exploitation; provide cross-training opportunities to professionals working with older victims; establish or support a coordinated community response to elder abuse; and provide or enhance services for victims who are 50 years of age or older. 

    In FY 2017, funds under the Abuse in Later Life Program must be used for the following purposes:
    • Providing training programs to assist law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of states or units of local government, population specific organizations, victim service providers, victim advocates, and relevant officers in federal, tribal, state, territorial, and local courts in recognizing and addressing instances of elder abuse;
    • Providing or enhancing services for victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect;
    • Establishing or supporting multidisciplinary collaborative community responses to victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect; and
    • Conducting cross-training for law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of states or units of local government, attorneys, health care providers, population specific organizations, faith-based advocates, victim service providers, and courts to better serve victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect
    Funds under the Abuse in Later Life Program also may be used for the following purposes:
    • Providing training programs to assist attorneys, health care providers, faith-based leaders, or other community-based organizations in recognizing and addressing instances of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect; or
    • Conducting outreach activities and awareness campaigns to ensure that victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect, receive appropriate assistance.
    Each applicant must demonstrate that it is part of a multidisciplinary partnership. This required partnership must be detailed in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is signed by the Authorized Representative of, at a minimum, the following four required partners:
    • At least one law enforcement agency;
    • At least one prosecutors office;
    • At least one victim service provider; and
    • At least one nonprofit program or government agency with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals in later life
     

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    The following activities are considered to be out of the program scope, and will not be supported by Abuse in Later Life Program funding:
    • Research projects (This does not include program assessments conducted only for internal improvement purposes)
    • Supporting criminal justice/investigative positions. Personnel costs for criminal justice/investigative professionals are permitted only to cover time spent conducting or attending training required by this program. Funds may not be used to compensate personnel for the performance of criminal justice/investigative duties; and
    • Curriculum development. OVW has worked closely with national technical assistance providers with relevant expertise in abuse in later life, violence against women, and curriculum development to develop training materials for use by grantees of this program. These materials will be used for the trainings funded under this program.
    Further, funds may not be used for Lobbying; Fundraising; Purchase of real property; Physical modifications to buildings, including minor renovations (such as painting or carpeting); or Construction.

    Contacts

    Kimberly Shamberger

    Kimberly Shamberger
    145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W.121
    Washington', DC 20530
    (202) 514-7998
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are limited to states, units of local government, tribal governments or tribal organizations, population specific organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals over 50 years of age, victim service providers with demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by February 21, 2017.  A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Up to $3,200,000 is available for an anticipated 9 awards.  Applicants may request up to $400,000 for a 36-month project period.  Cost sharing/matching is not required.


     

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