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Stay up to date on the latest news and announcements from OVW, the Administration, the field, and the nation. Check out spotlight events and activities to attend virtually or in person. Interested in funding opportunities? Explore solicitations and calls for proposals from OVW, partners, and stakeholders.

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OVW Fiscal Year 2024 Enhancing Investigation and Prosecution of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (EIP) Initiative

The Enhancing Investigation and Prosecution (EIP) Initiative is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, Pub. L. No. 117-328, 136 Stat. 4459, 4530-31 (2022). This initiative is designed to promote, and evaluate, effective policing and prosecution responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  This is the first time awards have been made under this program. OVW plans to make ten, 36-month awards for up to $500,000. Additional details can be found in the solicitation. 

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Apply Today: OVW's FY 2023 Grants to Improve the Criminal Justice Response Program Solicitation

The Grants to Improve the Criminal Justice Response Program (ICJR Program) encourages state, local, Tribal governments, and courts to improve the criminal justice response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law, and to seek safety and autonomy for victims, by requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system.

  • Application deadline for Grants.gov: April 20, 2023 – 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Application deadline for JustGrants: April 27, 2023 – 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Letter of Intent: April 6, 2023
  • Pre-application call: March 30, 2023

To submit an application, all applicants must register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov. To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants should register online with SAM and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than April 10, 2023.

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Beyond the Basics: Advancing Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions (Free Training Event)

Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on January 23–25, 2023, in Camarillo, California, for Beyond the Basics:  Advancing Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions. This free, in-person, advanced human trafficking training provides law enforcement and prosecutors with innovative, practical, and trauma-informed strategies to enhance victim-centered responses and offender-focused investigations and prosecutions.

This training will discuss:

  1. Investigative strategies that do not rely on victim disclosures to identify evidence of labor and sex trafficking;
  2. How introducing evidence of trauma at trial can help maximize offender accountability; and
  3. Interview techniques and approaches to addressing the fears and barriers that impact a victim’s ability to participate in the criminal justice process.

Who is this training for? Sworn law enforcement, prosecutors, and analysts/investigators within law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies who have significant experience with investigations and prosecutions related to human trafficking (IACP membership is not required).

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/223185661642053.

For more information about the event, please visit https://www.theiacp.org/projects/anti-human-trafficking-training-and-technical-assistance.

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Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) Anticipated FY23 Solicitation Release Plan

The Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) anticipated FY23 solicitation release plan is based on the appropriations received in FY22 and may be subject to change.

For general information about requirements across OVW’s grant programs, please review the OVW Solicitation Companion Guide, and the General Terms and Conditions for OVW awards. Once an FY23 solicitation has been released, it can be found on Grants.gov or on the OVW Open Solicitations Page.

Applicants should review each program’s solicitation for detailed information regarding eligibility and application requirements. If a program’s FY23 solicitation has not yet been published, potential applicants can review the program’s FY22 solicitation on the OVW Closed Solicitation page to get a basic understanding of the program’s purpose and requirements. However, please note that solicitation requirements can change from year to year, and closed solicitations should not be used as templates when developing FY23 proposals.

Please note: in order to make timely funding decisions, OVW may release solicitations pending enactment of a full-year FY23 appropriation. Once an FY23 appropriation has been enacted, a program’s solicitation may be cancelled if the program does not receive an appropriation.

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Leveraging Funding Opportunities with OVW's Tribal Affairs Division (TAD)

Don't miss TAD's series of videos with information on the many opportunities to leverage resources and potential grant assistance! Be sure to watch the latest video, How to Strategize Your Project, and explore the full range of offerings!