2015 Program Plan Chart

The chart below reflects OVW’s anticipated FY 2015 program implementation plans and are subject to change. These plans are based on the programs administered by OVW in FY 2014 and the programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. Final decisions regarding the plans projected below will be made once an FY 2015 appropriation has been enacted. For the most up-to-date information regarding an OVW program, please review the relevant solicitation which can be found on OVW’s website at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/open-solicitations.htm.

Discretionary Programs

Program Name

Estimated Release Date

Final Solicitation Release Date

Change from FY 2014

Solicitation Application Due Dates

Competition

Peer Review

Type of Applicants

Purpose Area Availability

Notes

Abuse in Later Life

01/20/2015 

01/28/2015

No

03/18/2015 

Full

External In-Person

New Only

All

The Elder Program routinely only accepts new applicants.

Arrest

01/29/2015 

02/11/2015

Yes

 03/24/2015

Full

External In-Person

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

All

VAWA 2013 Reauthorization added non-profit organizations as eligible applicants.  In FY2015, applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations for the first time.

Campus

 02/03/2015

02/06/2015

Yes

 03/20/2015

Full

External In-Person

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

All

 

CLSSP

 01/06/2015

2/17/2015

No

 02/17/2015

Full

External In-Person

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

All

Due to VAWA 2013, some previously eligible applicants are no longer eligible for CLSSP funding.  In FY 2014 this affected a small number of former CLSSP grantees; and it will also affect a few CLSSP grantees in FY 2015.

Consolidated Youth

 02/10/2015

02/06/2015

Yes

03/19/2015 

Full

External In-Person

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

All

While the VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2013 converted OVW's 4 youth serving programs into 2 programs, the President's FY 2015 budget request and the House and Senate marks maintain the consolidation of the 4 programs into a single youth focused program which was included in the FY 2013 and FY 2014 appropriations.  Therefore for FY 2015 OVW plans to continue to administer a single program for children, youth, and engaging and men.

Disability

 01/08/2015

1/10/2015

No

 02/19/2015

Full

External In-Person

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

Some

Consistent with previous years, new applicants do not implement all-purpose areas.

Justice for Families

12/30/2014

2/11/2015

Yes

2/11/2015

Full

External In-Person

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

Some

The Courts and Safe Havens programs have been statutorily merged and expanded to create the Justice for Families program.  For purposes of continuation, grantees from those former programs will be treated as new applicants.   

Legal Assistance for Victims

1/15/2015

01/15/2015

Yes

3/11/2015

Full

External In-Person

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

All

In FY 2014 in order to adequately address the statutory requirement that 25% of funding support sexual assault, OVW issued a separate solicitation for projects focusing on sexual assault.  In FY 2015 there will be only one LAV solicitation.  

Rural

1/21/2015

01/21/2015

Yes

3/4/2015

Full

External In-Person

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

All

 

Sexual Assault Services – CLSSP

1/6/2015

01/06/2015

No

2/24/2015

Full

External On-line

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

All

Due to VAWA 2013, some formerly eligible applicants are no longer eligible for support under SAS-CLSSP.

Training & Technical Assistance

1/7/2015

02/26/2015

No

04/09/2015

Full

External In-Person

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

All

As with recent years in order to retain core training and technical assistance, a small number of grantees will not compete because their original competition exempted them for a 5 year period. 

Transitional Housing

1/13/2015

01/13/2015

Yes

2/24/2015

Full

External In-Person

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

All

In FY 2015, the Transitional Housing Program will be open to new and continuation applicants.  Grant recipients who received a new or supplemental Transitional Housing Program award in FY 2013 or FY 2014 will not be eligible to apply.

(CTAS)Tribal Governments

12/24/2014 

2/24/2015

Yes

2/24/2015 

Full

External On-line

New and Continuation, with restrictions

Some

As a result of DOJ's CTAS Initiative, in recent years tribes have been eligible to apply every year regardless of outstanding awards.  OVW will no longer allow this. 

Tribal Sexual Assault Services

12/29/2014

2/24/2015

No

2/24/2015

Full

External On-line

New and Continuation, with no restrictions

All

 

Underserved

 02/10/2015

02/10/2015

No

03/24/2015 

Non Competitive

N/A

Continuation Only

Some

This is a new program still under development.  Eligibility will be limited to those CLSSP and SAS-CLSSP grantees that are no longer eligible for CLSSP and SAS-CLSSP funding because of their statutory eligibility changes.  Releasing a limited eligibility solicitation will allow these grantees to continue critical services while OVW develops the new program.

 
Formula Programs

Program Name

Expected Release Date

Final Solicitation Release Date

Change from 2014?

Solicitation Application Due Date

Competition

Peer Review

Type of Applicants

Purpose Area Availability

Notes                          

Sexual Assault Services Formula

 03/10/2015

03/10/2015

No

 04/23/2015

Formula

N/A

N/A

All

 

State Coalitions

 03/19/2015

 

No

 04/30/2015

Formula

N/A

N/A

All

 

STOP Formula

 03/26/2015

 

No

 05/07/2015

Formula

N/A

N/A

All

 

Tribal Coalitions

 06/12/2015

 

No

 07/24/2015

Formula

N/A

Continuation Only

All

 

 

 
Updated March 17, 2015