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Program Name: Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant
Program

Federal Agency: Department of Justice

Federal Office: Office of Justice Programs, Violence Against Women Office

Authorization: Violent Crime and Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Section
40295, 42 U.S.C. 13971, as amended, Violence Against Women Act of 2000, Public Law
106-386

Funding Type: Discretionary/Project Grant

Description of Program: Grants are intended to implement, expand, and establish,
cooperative efforts and projects between law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim
advocacy groups, and other related parties that work to decrease the incidences of
domestic and family violence in rural areas.

Uses of Funds: Funding may support efforts to: (1) investigate and prosecute incidents of
domestic violence, dating violence and child abuse; (2) provide treatment, counseling and
assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence and child victimization; and
(3) work in cooperation with the community to develop education and preventions
strategies.

 Applicant Eligibility: States, Indian tribal governments, local governments of rural
States, and other public or private entities in rural states. Nineteen States qualify as rural
for the purpose of this grant program: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa,
Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming. State agencies in rural states may
apply for assistance for statewide projects. Local units of government in rural states and
public and private entities in rural states may also apply directly for assistance.

State and local CASA programs in rural communities may be eligible to receive funds
directly or as sub grantees.

Application Process: Applicants submit proposals to the Office of Justice Programs.

Flow of Funds: Funds flow directly to grantees.

Funding History: FY00 $25,015,266; FY01 est $26,001,513; FY02 est $26,429,627

Matching Requirements: There is no formal matching requirement. However,
applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by
contributing to the costs of their projects. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-
kind services, or a combination of both.

Website Links: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo/rural_grant_desc.htm;
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/docs/fy04ovwrural.pdf;
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo/applicationkits.htm

Potential Funding Partners: CASA programs may choose to partner with other
community organizations to apply for funds.

Contact: Office of Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW, Washington DC 20531
Phone: 202-307-6026, Fax: 202-305-2589

Comments: This program appears to be a very good match for CASA programs,
especially since we are located in one of the nineteen states designated as rural. Please
look at the website link for more information.


Program Name: Social Services Research and Demonstration Grants

Federal Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Federal Office: Administration for Children and Families

Authorization: Social Security Act, Title XI, Section 1110, as amended by P.L. 86-778,
P.L. 88-452, P.L. 90-248, P.L. 96-265 and P.L. 99-190, 42 U.S.C. 1310

Funding Type: Discretionary/Project Grant

Description of Program: Grants are used to promote the ability of families to be
financially self-sufficient, and to promote the healthy development and greater social
well-being of children and families.

Uses of Funds: The types of activities that can be undertaken include responsible
fatherhood programs, home visitation demonstration projects, child welfare and child
care.

CASA programs may use funds to support demonstration efforts involving advocacy on
behalf of individual children in the child welfare system, coordination with other
agencies, and improving organizational effectiveness.

Applicant Eligibility: Grants and cooperative agreements may be made to or with
government entities, colleges, universities, nonprofit and for-profit organizations (if fee is
waived). Contracts may be awarded to nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Grants or
cooperative agreements cannot be made directly to individuals.
Application Process: All information and forms required to prepare a grant or
cooperative agreement application are published in the Federal Register. Copies of the
program announcement may be available on the Internet or from the Office of Planning,
Research and Evaluation, ACF, 7th Floor, 370 L/Enfant Promenade, SW Washington, DC
20447. All information needed to submit a proposal for a contract is provided through a
Request for Proposal in the Commerce Business Daily.

Flow of Funds: Funds flow directly to grantees. CASA programs may apply directly to
HHS.

Funding History: FY02 grants totaled $27 million. Grant and contract awards are
expected in child care, child welfare, welfare reform, child impact studies, employment
evaluations, job retention, home visitation studies, and evaluations of state waiver
demonstrations.

Matching Requirements: Generally, cost sharing of 25 percent of the total approved
project cost is required for grants or cooperative agreements; contract recipients are not
required to share in the project cost.

Website Links: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/

Potential Funding Partners: CASA programs may partner with a range of other
community organizations to access funds.

Comments: Unable to find information about the program on the website. The site has
not been update since 2002.


Program Name: Technology Opportunities Program (TOP)

Federal Agency: Department of Commerce

Federal Agency: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Authorization: Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of
2002, Public Law 107-77

Funding Type: Discretionary/Project Grant

Description of Program: Grants promote the widespread use and availability of
advanced telecommunications and information technologies in the public and nonprofit
sectors by providing matching grants for information infrastructure projects. This
program was formerly known as the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure
Assistance Program (TIIAP).
Uses of Funds: Funding is awarded to support technology-based projects that improve
the quality of, and the public’s access to, cultural, education, and training resources;
reduce the cost, improve the quality, and/or increase the accessibility of health care and
public health services; promote responsive public safety services; improve the
effectiveness and efficiency of government services; and foster communication, resource-
sharing, and economic development within communities, both rural and urban.

CASA programs may use funds to support technology improvements.

Applicant Eligibility: State governments, local governments, tribal governments,
universities and colleges, and nonprofit entities.

State, local and tribal CASA programs may apply directly.

Application Process: The Department of Commerce publishes a Notice of Fund
Availability. You may submit an application in response to this notice.

Flow of Funds: Funds flow directly to grantees.

Funding History: Grants FY01: $42,933,190; FY02 est: $13,607,000

Matching Requirements: The grants fund up to 50 percent of the total project costs,
except for a few extraordinary circumstances where a grant of up to 75 percent will be
awarded. Applicants must document the capacity to supply matching funds and to
sustain the project beyond the period.

Website Links: www.ntia.doc.gov/top

Potential Funding Partners: CASA programs may choose to partner with public
agencies or community organizations to access funds.

Comments: Most of the previous grants were very hundreds of thousands of dollars.
This grant program may not be the best match for our programs. Please look at the above
website link to find more information.

								
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