Cooperative agreement under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants program to support a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Institute on Intimate Partner Violence (Institute) to expand and enhance the capacity of both domestic violence and LGBTQ-specific organizations to more effectively identify and respond to the unique needs of LGBTQ intimate partner violence victims.
The Institute grant recipient will:
• inform the development of LGBTQ-specific domestic / intimate partner violence and dating violence prevention and intervention strategies, including screening and ongoing assessment that can be replicated in local victim services programs;
• develop technical assistance, training, and resources, including emerging, promising, and best practices and guidelines, and information on evidence-informed, trauma-informed, and culturally-relevant programming to support LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities impacted by domestic violence;
• participate in ongoing coordination and collaboration with the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)-funded resource centers in the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN), a network of training and technical assistance organizations that coordinates training and technical assistance efforts to improve domestic violence and dating violence prevention and interventions programs nationwide.
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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a significant health and social problem among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and Two-Spirit communities and has serious physical health, mental health, and social consequences for its victims, their families, communities, and society-at-large.
However, victims of IPV continue to face barriers when seeking trauma-informed and culturally competent services to prevent and address such abuse.
Applicant organizations must:
1. Provide documentation demonstrating experience working directly with LGBTQ victims of domestic / intimate partner and dating violence, and their children.
2. Be able to demonstrate their experience in providing training and technical assistance to state domestic violence coalitions, local domestic violence programs, community-based organizations, and tribal programs to which assistance, outreach, information, and technical support will be provided under this grant program.
3. Be one of the following organizations:
a) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
b) Public housing authorities / Indian housing authorities;
c) State governments;
d) Private institutions of higher education;
e) Special district governments;
f) Small businesses;
g) Public and State controlled institutions of higher education;
h) Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education;
i) Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments);
j) City or township governments;
k) Independent school districts;
l) For profit organizations other than small businesses;
m) County governments.
Award Ceiling: US$600,000.
Anticipated Project Start Date: Sep/30/2021.
Closing Date for Applications: July 19, 2021 no later than 11:59 p.m., ET.
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