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Grants for Domestic Violence Assistance

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 @ 09:01 AM

According to the Mary Kay Foundation, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Organizations across the country are working together to reduce that statistic. Following are some grants that can help such organizations.5645164344_1d072fab2f_m.jpg

U.S. Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women has several grant solicitations currently open for grants to assist with domestic violence needs. Application deadlines vary, with most due in February and one due in March. Also located on the website linked above is a schedule of the Office on Violence Against Women’s proposed grant solicitation dates for 2018. This calendar would be a helpful tool to plan for upcoming applications.

One of the grants available now is the Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies. This grant is a two-pronged grant opportunity. The first portion of this grant funds comprehensive projects that serve children and youth who are victims of or are exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sex trafficking. These grants are available to non-profit and governmental entities. The second part of this grant supports projects to engage men and boys. Non-profits or municipalities that create effective public education campaigns to encourage men to work as allies with women and girls are eligible to apply. These campaigns should help prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sex trafficking. The deadline for this grant is Feb. 15.

Domestic Violence Shelter Grant

The Mary Kay Foundation provides funding for the creation and support of domestic violence shelters across the country. In 2017, the Foundation awarded $3 million in grants to more than 150 women’s shelters. A grant is awarded yearly to at least one shelter in every state that applies. Remaining funds are distributed based on each state’s population. Applications are available now until April 30.

Purple Purse

Finances often play an important role when victims of domestic violence are considering leaving their abusive relationship. This organization’s Moving Ahead Grant Programs help non-profits assist survivors in building financial independence by addressing their unique financial needs. This grant awards money to state domestic violence coalitions to provide financial empowerment programs for domestic abuse survivors. The program funds four project areas: financial literacy, microloans, job readiness and job training, and microenterprise. In 2016, the Foundation awarded more than $1 million to state domestic violence coalitions through grants ranging from $45,000 to $75,000. The request for applications will be released in July, with applications due in August.


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Workforce Re-Entry Grants and Domestic Violence Grants

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 08:01 AM

32114695781_1a5f1d21d0_q.jpgWe are addressing two grant topics this week upon discovering grants with upcoming deadlines in two related yet separate areas. Workforce re-entry grants are important for those organizations helping people to get back in the workforce following an illness, incarceration, child rearing, or other reason. Victims of violent crime also can benefit from grant-funded assistance. Below please find some grant opportunities for both of these areas.

Smart Supervision

Seven grants of up to $750,000 are available to states, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments through this Department of Justice program. The program aims to improve the capacity and effectiveness of community supervision agencies, which will in turn lead to an increase of probation and parole success rates and reduce the number of crimes committed by those under probation and parole supervision. The end goal is to reduce admission to prisons and jails while also saving taxpayer dollars. Agencies should propose evidence-based and innovative grant activities to build capacity in one or more areas assessed as needing improvement and utilizing the action research approach. All applications are due March 7.

Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation

For those organizations in the San Francisco, Monterey Bay, or Santa Cruz CA areas, this private foundation helps organizations that assist women over the age of 40 re-enter the workforce. This foundation supports organizations that provide model, promising, or start-up programs serving re-entry women. Programs may provide training, resources, or tools that can improve the quality of re-entry programs. Emphasis is placed on programs with one or more advisors, including peer group resource building, as well as on programs that focus on confidence-building and business skills. Additionally, those organizations that provide workshops and help train women on technological resources for business are also favored.

This foundation uses a three-step application process. Step one is submitting an Organization Information Form which can be found on the website. Eligible organizations will then be asked to submit a Letter of Intent and then a formal application. In recent years the foundation has supported four different college programs that support women re-entering the workplace. Awards tend to be in the $10,000 - $25,000 range.

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation

The goal of the Children's Initiative Grant Program is to support direct service programs that create and promote stability, resilience, and healing for children who have witnessed domestic violence. Programs must serve children ages 0-14 who have witnessed domestic violence. Eligible programs must non-profit and also be new or within their first year of existence. Priority is given to those that include an education component for the parent/primary caregiver, offer therapeutic services beyond crisis intervention, and collaborate with other organizations to enhance services. The average grant size is $25,000. Applications are accepted through March 1. 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc., a child and parent domestic violence project received the maximum grant award last year.

The Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program

This grant program awards grants to state domestic violence coalitions to provide innovative financial empowerment programs for survivors.  Grants support matched savings programs, job readiness and job training, financial literacy, and micro-enterprise programs. Grant amounts range from $50,000 to $100,000. Eligible organizations should respond to the Request for Proposal in July with applications due in August. The Kentucky Domestic Violence Association used a grant from this program to create an economic empowerment program. This program has allowed victims of domestic violence to create individual savings accounts to purchase cars, a home, or education.


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Grants for Domestic Violence Projects

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

15591192126_b59fc975b8_q.jpgThe number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex partners who are male during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the number of casualties lost during war. These figures are courtesy The Huffington Post. Organizations across the country are working to stop the violence, help the victims, and stop the cycle. Below are some grants that may help these groups.

Mary Kay Foundation

This foundation awards grants every October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These grants are awarded to women’s domestic violence shelters across the United States. In 2015, the Foundation awarded $20,000 grants to more than 150 women’s domestic violence shelters across the nation for a total of $3 million. Each year, the foundation awards a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state that applies. Any remaining funds are distributed based on state population. Applications are accepted from Jan. 15 to April 30 each year.

PurplePurse

The Allstate Foundation realizes that many domestic violence victims feel like they cannot leave their home because of money and finances. The Allstate Foundation Financial Empowerment Grant Program helps nonprofits provide critical services to help survivors build financial independence by addressing their unique financial needs. This grant program funds projects in four areas: financial, microloans and Individual Development Accounts, job readiness and job training, and microenterprise. Eligible applicants are state domestic violence coalitions. Applications are due at the end of this month. TheGrantHelpers.com can assist with this tight deadline.

RedRover

In partnership with Sheltering Animals and Families Together, RedRover is accepting applications from emergency shelter organizations to help victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together during times of crisis. This project will award approximately 10-12 grants of up to $6,000 to emergency shelter organizations to support the creation of space on site to temporarily house the pets of victims of domestic violence. The one-time grants are intended as start-up funding to initiate a project. Eligible entities must be non-profit and also have the primary goal of helping domestic violence victims. RedRover hopes to have one pet-friendly shelter in each state. Organizations in the following states are especially encouraged to apply: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island and West Virginia. Deadline for application is Oct. 15.

If you are a victim of domestic violence looking for assistance, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233).


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Federal Grant Funding for Public Safety in Fiscal Year 2016

Posted by Tammi Hughes on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 09:02 AM

Federal grant funding for law enforcement and public safety agencies for fiscal year 2016 3954363946_7091cd0daa_q1.jpghas been announced as The Federal Appropriations Committees recently passed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill. This bill authorizes the funding for federal grants through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Eligible applicants for the various grant programs range from states to local police departments to non-profit public safety organizations.

Below is a peek at some of the programs that will be funded. The details of these grants along with application and deadline dates will be posted throughout the year at the Office of Justice Program website.


  Insider Tip: Many additional BJA grants are available only through a State Administrative Agency (SAA). Contact your SAA to learn of additional opportunities, and to coordinate on open solicitations.  

State and Local Programs 

  • $2.5 billion for various state and local grant programs, which is $174 million above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level.
  • Highlight: $476 million for Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG). JAG is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. This appropriation is more than double the funding that was slated for last fiscal year.
  • $70 million for programs to improve police-community relations, including the purchase of body-worn cameras for police.

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

  • $7 million to fund anti-heroin task forces within the COPS program. Competitive grants will be awarded for drug enforcement, including investigations and activities related to stopping the distribution of heroin, or unlawful diversion and distribution of prescription opioids.
  • The major COPS grant programs usually solicit applications in September.

Violence Against Women 

  • This category received the highest funding level ever at $480 million. These grants are provided by the Office on Violence Against Women.
  • There are multiple competitive as well as formula grant programs that support training for police officers, rape prevention programs, domestic violence hotlines, women’s shelters, and more.
  • The Office on Violence Against Women currently has several open solicitations for grant applications.
  • Current opportunity: Applications are currently being accepted for the Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations grant program. This program aims to fund non-profit organizations that develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations. Applications are due March 9.

Gun Violence

  • $15 million to train local police how to respond to active shooter situations so police and bystanders can get safely out of the way when the unthinkable happens.
  • $75 million for comprehensive school safety which will allow communities to conduct school safety assessments and fill gaps in school safety plans.
  • Current Opportunity: Project Safe Neighborhoods is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in gang violence and gun crime. Eligible applicants include states, units of local government, educational institutions, faith-based and other community organizations, private nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Applications are due May 17.


These are just a few of the federal grant opportunities available to law enforcement and public safety organizations. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and read our weekly blog to stay up to date on all of the current grant opportunities. We track all of the upcoming grant opportunities so you don’t have to. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our expert Grant Helpers.

 

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Domestic Violence Grants: US DOJ's Office on Violence Against Women

Posted by Alisyn Franzen on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 14:01 PM

Grants_for_Domestic_ViolenceThe United States Department of Justice (DOJ) operates the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The OVW recently announced it is accepting applications for some of its 21 different grant programs. TheGrantHelpers.com has provided a brief description of each of the programs whose applications are due after mid-February. For a complete list of the OVW grant programs, please visit the OVW website

For a complete list of open solicitations for FY 2014, please visit the OVW's Open Soliciations page

 

FY 2014 Discretionary Programs

Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program

This program accepts both new and continuing (with restrictions) applicants and has a project period of three years. The budget cap for this program is between $300,000-$900,000, depending on the population of the area served.

Due: 2/19/14. Anticipated award date: 9/30/14.

 

Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program

Continuation applicants only are accepted by this grant program. The project period is three years, and the grant awards up to $300,000 for individual projects and up to $500,000 for consortia projects.

Due: 2/27/14. Anticipated award date: 9/30/14.

 

Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies

This program is expected to awards grants of up to $1,000,000 for comprehensive projects and up to $350,000 for Engaging Men projects for a program period of three years. Only continuation applicants are eligible to apply.

Due dates and anticipated award dates not yet announced.

 

Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Program

This program will accept new or continuation applicants. It is expected to award grants of up to $550,000 for new state-focused programs or up to $425,000 for new locally-focused programs. Up to $400,000 may be awarded for continuation state-focused programs or $350,000 for continuation of locally-focused programs.

Due dates and anticipated award dates not yet announced.

 

Justice for Families Program

This program supports the improvement of helping families who are in the civil and criminal justice system as a result of domestic violence, dating, violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The program is a partial competition with an internal review board and will accept continuation applicants for a two year program period only. Up to $200,000 will be awarded for continuation only projects. Up to $400,000 will be awarded for continuation and expansion projects.

Due dates and anticipated award dates not yet announced.

 

Legal Assistance for Victims Program

This program, which supports holistic legal services for survivors of domestic violence, will accept new and continuation (with restrictions) applicants for a three year program period only. Up to $500,000 will be awarded.

Due dates and anticipated award dates not yet announced.

 

Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Program

Applicants will be accepted by invitation only and will only be made to continuation applicants. Program periods are for three years. There is no budget limit for this program.

Due: 1/23/14. Anticipated award date: 9/30/14.

 

Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program (Sexual Assault Services Program Formula)

This program will accept new and continuation (no restrictions) applicants and has a program period of three years. Up to $325,000 will be awarded.

Due dates and anticipated award dates not yet announced.

 

Technical Assistance Grant Program

This program provides grantees with training, problem-solving strategies, and other methods to address the challenges of helping victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This program is accepting new and continuation (no restrictions) applicants. Program periods of one, two, three, or five years are acceptable. Up to $225,000 will be awarded for one-year projects, $450,000 for two-year projects, and $700,000 for three-year projects. No budget cap is listed for projects that last five years.

Due: 3/3/14. Anticipated award date: 9/30/14. 

 

Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking or Sexual Assault

Applicants will be accepted by invitation only and will only be made to continuation applicants for project periods of three years. Up to $300,000 will be awarded.

Due dates and anticipated award dates not yet announced.

 

Grants to Tribal Governments

These grants are solicited through the DOJ’s Consolidated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) and support the development or enhancement of plans to respond to violence against Indian women, community education, and prevention campaigns, the needs of children who witness domestic violence, and more. The program will accept new or continuation (with restrictions) applicants for a project period of three years. Up to $450,000 for new projects or $900,000 for continuation projects will be awarded.

Due dates and anticipated award dates not yet announced.

 

Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program

This program supports victims of sexual assault in tribal communities and will accept new and continuation (with restrictions) applicants for project periods of three years. Up to $325,000 will be awarded.

Due: 3/12/14. Anticipated award date: 9/30/14.

 

Underserved Populations Program

Applicants will be accepted by invitation only and will be made only to continuation applicants. Project period lengths and amounts to be awarded are yet to be determined.

Due dates and anticipated award dates not yet announced.

 

Formula Programs 

Sexual Assault Services Program Formula

According to the OVW website, this program is the “first federal funding stream solely dedicated to the provision of direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault.” This program will award an undetermined amount for two-year programs.

Due: 2/6/14. Anticipated award date: 9/30/14.

 

State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program

This program will award an undetermined amount for one-year programs.

Due: 4/3/14. Anticipated award date: 9/30/14.

 

STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program Formula

This program will award an undetermined amount for two-year programs.

Due: 3/20/14. Anticipated award date: 9/30/14.

 

Grants to Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions

This program will accept new and continuation (with restrictions) applicants and award an undetermined amount for one-year programs.

Due: 3/3/14. Anticipated award date: 9/30/14.

 

Navigating the USDOJ’s OVW’s website regarding grants and their availability can be tricky. Some of the programs listed are called by similar names, but are in fact separate programs. If you need assistance determining which grant might be right for your organization, what the deadline is, or how to prepare a proposal for any of these programs, please do not hesitate to contact us. One of our grant experts would be happy to assist you.

 

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Real-World Examples of How to Use a Grant

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Wed, May 8, 2013 @ 14:05 PM
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We routinely list a selected sample of grants available to municipalities, schools, and non-profit organizations for a variety of uses. Sometimes it may be difficult to imagine how your entity could use the grants to meet your goals, or you may struggle to imagine all the ways a grant could impact your school or community. In this blog, we will revisit some of the grant opportunities we have shared with you in the past and give you real examples of how organizations  have used the specific grants. Maybe these examples will give you some ideas where external funding could make life better in your community.

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation

Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation have awarded more than $175 million in grants to help to help improve communities. One recipient of the charitable efforts was the Orcas Island School District in Washington. The district received more than $50,000 in funds from the Foundation to upgrade kitchen appliances and purchase supplies for the district’s Farm to Cafeteria Program. In the program, the students harvest, prepare, and eat fresh food from nearby farms.

Bus and Bus Facilities Grants

The city of Driggs, ID, will construct a 1,500-square-foot passenger facility and a portion of 110-space Park and Ride lot thanks to assistance provided through the Bus and Bus Facilities Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The city received an $830,000 grant in 2012. This grant is available to local governments and state transit systems to purchase new buses as well as upgrade or build new bus facilities.

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Community Facility Grants

In March 2011, Palestine, IL, lost its grocery store, leaving only the gas station as the destination to buy the basics of milk and eggs. The village already had a successful farmer’s market where local vendors sold produce and homemade goods. Additionally, the village had built a shell of a building in their downtown two years earlier. Village officials thought that if improvements could be made to that building, the farmer’s market could be held more frequently and for an extended period of time. The village received a $30,750 community facility grant to finish the interior of the building as well as to add accessible bathrooms, heating, and air conditioning. Now the farmer’s market is open in the early spring to late fall, giving the residents of the small village a reliable place to purchase needed produce, baked goods, and wares.

Walmart Giving Programs

The Walmart Foundation aims to meet four core areas: 1) hunger relief & healthy eating; 2) sustainability; 3) women's economic empowerment; and 4) career opportunity with its local, state, and national giving programs. In 2012, Action for Healthy Kids was one organization that received a piece of $9.5 million in grants to organizations with a shared mission of promoting healthy eating habits. Action for Healthy Kids was granted $1.5 million to help increase access to healthy food, and to improve nutrition education at 400 schools nationwide. The program expects to increase access to nutrition programs to 160,000 school-age children.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Educated Kids Grant Program

The YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity received a $200,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2013 through the Foundation’s focus on educated kids. The YMCA is using the grant to help improve the quality and quantity of affordable, accessible child care for low-income families in its coverage area. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year.

The Mary Kay Foundation Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

The Mary Kay Foundation awarded Alice’s Place in Winslow, Ariz., a $20,000 grant in 2012. Alice’s Place planned to use the grant to help support its recently opened shelter, Laura’s House. The grant will help cover operational expenses and develop programs to aid people in the domestic violence recovery process. Shelter Grant Applications for 2013 are available from now until April 30, 2013.

Whether your vision is for a new community facility or money to enhance an ongoing educational program, we are here to assist you in locating and applying for the proper grant. See a complete list of all of our services or contact one of our grant experts to get started.

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Grants for Domestic Violence Programs

Posted by Alisyn Franzen on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 @ 13:02 PM

We have received requests from nonprofit organizations that need funding for family services programs, often specifically domestic violence programs. We recently noticed several grant opportunities related to domestic violence, most of them for women. In this article, we feature a few of the many grant opportunities that are available to support domestic violence programs. If you are interested in finding more sources, or if you would like to speak with one of our grant experts, please contact us today.

The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grant Programs

The Allstate Foundation’s Moving Ahead Grant Programs support services that help survivors of domestic violence better their financial independence. There are three different grant programs in the Moving Ahead Grant Program.

1)      Curriculum Grant Program: Funds financial literacy programs using some of all of The Allstate Foundation’s Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum. State domestic violence coalitions are eligible to apply for these grants. Dates regarding applications and deadlines are not published.Domestic Violence Grant

2)      Economic Empowerment Grant Program: Funds innovative economic empowerment programs. These include matched savings programs, job readiness and training, financial literacy, and micro-enterprise programs. State domestic violence coalitions, in collaboration with local service providers, are eligible to apply for these grants. In 2010, grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 were awarded to state domestic violence coalitions. Applications were last accepted in August 2012. Check the website for future announcements.

3)      Allstate Foundation Regional Grants: Provides local programs with the opportunity to receive support through Allstate’s Regional Offices for economic empowerment services for domestic violence survivors. According to its website, “On average, the regions give grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.” This program is not accepting unsolicited grant applications in 2013. For information on how to get noticed by a foundation or get an invitation to apply for unsolicited grant opportunities, see our previous blog article, “No Unsolicited Grant Proposals? How to Get Noticed By a Foundation.”

 

The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) Grant Programs

The USDOJ has a specific office, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), which funds 21 different grant programs. Three of these programs are “formula” grants, meaning that lawmakers decide how funds are distributed. The other 18 programs are “discretionary,” meaning the OVW is responsible for creating program guidelines and how funds are spent.

The names of all 21 grant programs are too numerous to mention, but some include funding for children who have been exposed to domestic violence, rural programs, tribal and cultural programs, and transitional housing programs for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault.

Each grant program has different guidelines and deadlines. See each specific program for its unique details.

 

The Mary Kay Foundation Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

The Mary Kay Foundation Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program awards a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state each year. In 2012, $20,000 grants were awarded to more than 150 women’s domestic violence shelters, for a total of $3 million.

Shelter Grant Applications for 2013 are available from now until April 30, 2013. Grant Recipients will be announced in the fall to coincide with October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 

Web of Benefit

According to its website, Web of Benefit promotes “liberation from domestic violence and ensure(s) the personal and financial independence of survivors, while breaking the inter-generational cycle of abuse.” Grants are awarded to survivors of domestic violence for housing stabilization, education, computers, child care, transportation, health care, and micro-financing small businesses.

Currently, only residents of the Boston and Chicago areas are eligible to receive grants from this program. Individuals can visit Web of Benefit’s webpage of services to see if they are eligible for a grant or to apply for a Self-Sufficiency Grant. There is a unique requirement regarding Web of Benefit grants. Each person who receives a grant is required to “pay it forward” by completing three good works for another woman in need. If you are interested in this foundation and how it all began, be sure to read or watch CNN’s story on Web of Benefit and its founder, Johanna Crawford.

 

We want to help you reach your funding goals. If you have a grant writing question, please do not hesitate to ask our experts. You can also request a free quote for any of our grant writing services.

 

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