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Justice for Families Program Solicitation for FY 2020

Wednesday, November 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shari Harman
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OVW Fiscal Year 2020

Justice for Families Program



In FY 2020, the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) is interested in supporting the priority areas identified below. Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given special consideration.

1. Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention. Applications meaningfully addressing purpose area 5(a) (34 U.S.C. § 12464(b)(5)(A)) by developing or enhancing specialized courts, consolidating courts and/or dockets, and/or creating special intake centers will receive special consideration.

2. Increase efforts to combat stalking. To receive special consideration under this priority, applicants must clearly identify how they will meaningfully engage in efforts to combat stalking.

3. Address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. To receive special consideration under this priority, applicants must clearly identify what makes the geographic service area rural and how they will address specific challenges in rural communities. 


Pre-Application Information Session:

OVW will post a pre-recorded Pre-Application Information Session on its website for entities interested in submitting an application for this program. Listening to this session is optional. Interested applicants who do not listen to the prerecorded session are still eligible to apply. The session is tentatively scheduled to be available by December 4, 2019 on the OVW website



Eligible applicants are limited to: States, units of local government, courts (including juvenile courts), Indian tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, legal services providers, and victim service providers in the United States or U.S. territories. (See “Eligibility Information”)


Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (E.T.) on January 8, 2020.  (See “Submission Dates and Times”) Registration Information: To submit an application, all applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants must obtain a DUNS number and register online with SAM and with immediately, but no later than December 20, 2019. (See “Registration”)

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