Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities
Where Elder Abuse Professionals Can Find Federal Funding Opportunities

EJI is highlighting elder abuse funding opportunities available through the Department of Justice and other federal agencies.

Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Apply by June 28, 2017 

Through the FY 2017 Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation solicitation OVC seeks applicants to better protect older Americans by improving identification of elder abuse and enhancing response and outreach to victims in three innovation grant categories:

  • Combating Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Through Technology.

  • Increasing Justice for Older Americans.

  • Focusing on Victims by Identifying and Remedying Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation.


Innovation projects should focus on improving the capacity of the crime victims’ field to provide trauma-informed, culturally competent, comprehensive services to victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation

OVC expects to make at least six total awards (at least two in each category) totaling $3,250,000 under this solicitation.

View the Solicitation


Uncovering the Causes, Contexts, and Consequences of Elder Mistreatment (R01)

Letter of Intent Due by September 20, 2017
Application Due Date October 20, 2017
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to solicit applications proposing research that can lead to advancements in the understanding of elder mistreatment (emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse; financial exploitation; abandonment; and neglect) and lay the foundation for the future design of mechanistically focused interventions for individuals at risk for mistreating elders, for promoting recovery and resilience in the maltreated and their families, and for preventing re-perpetration for those who have inflicted harm. Applications are solicited from multidisciplinary teams which include researchers from the fields of elder mistreatment, child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, and/or emergency medicine to pursue research in two priority areas: (1) the development of new and innovative tools and methods for the screening and detection of elder mistreatment; and (2) the identification of modifiable risk factors for elder mistreatment and modifiable protective factors, with potential to prevent maltreatment and/or enable individuals who have been mistreated and those who have mistreated others to overcome adversity and thrive. All applications should propose evidence-based strategies for addressing ethical challenges surrounding informed consent and study design in the research proposed, and to employ, when possible, best practices established in the fields of child abuse and neglect and/or intimate partner violence.