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Office on Violence Against Women Awards $30.59 Million to Improve Services for Underserved Populations and Provide Culturally Specific Services

The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced today nearly $31 million in upcoming grant awards.

Specifically, OVW’s Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services and Sexual Assault Services - Culturally Specific Programs will award a combined total of roughly $18.3 million through 59 grants. Under the Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program, OVW will award almost $4.5 million to 10 grantees. OVW’s Disabilities Grant Program will award nearly $4.1 million for 10 projects to build community-wide capacity to provide services for survivors with disabilities and Deaf individuals. In addition, under the Abuse in Later Life Program, OVW will award nearly $3.7 million to six grantees to create multidisciplinary partnerships for a comprehensive approach to address elder abuse. OVW Acting Director Allison Randall announced the funding at the 2022 National Conference on Domestic Violence.