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2021 Addressing Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGMC) Program in the US

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 17, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 14, 2021
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for funding for programs to address the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGMC).

The goal of this program is to reduce the harmful consequences of FGMC in the United States.

The objective of this program is to deliver community-based programming to stop FGMC by educating communities where FGMC might be a risk about the medical consequences of FGMC and forming community networks of agencies and organizations that are positioned to identify girls at-risk and respond to eligible survivors / victims.

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This program will support projects to build or enhance a community response to female genital mutilation and cutting (FGMC). Grantees will work to increase services, education, and community partner engagement to stop the victimization of girls through FGMC, at the community level.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. City or township governments, County governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, 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, Public housing authorities / Indian housing authorities, State governments;
2. All recipients and sub recipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee;
3. Only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as sub recipients (sub grantees);
4. The (lead) applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program.

Deliverables include:
a) Direct service provision to survivors / victims, at-risk individuals, and communities;
b) Community outreach;
c) A final report describing project activities, promising practices, challenges encountered, and solutions to address those challenges.

Anticipated Maximum Amount of Award: US$300,000.

Period of Performance Start Date: October 1st, 2021 at 12:00 AM.

Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36.

Closing Date for Applications: June 15, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 17
May 17

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Jill Langhus
May 19
May 19

Thanks, Ana.