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Abuse in Later Life Program

ALERT: On Sept. 13, the Justice Department announced three Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Grant Program awards totaling $1.48 million for the 2023 fiscal year.  Learn more

The Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program (Abuse in Later Life Program) funds projects that support a comprehensive approach to addressing elder abuse in their communities. These projects will provide training to criminal justice professionals to enhance their ability to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; provide cross-training opportunities to professionals working with older victims; establish or support a coordinated community response to elder abuse; and provide or enhance services for victims who are 50 years of age or older.

The term “elder abuse” means any action against a person who is 50 years of age or older that constitutes the willful: (A) infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or cruel punishment with resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish, or (B) deprivation by a person, including a caregiver, of goods or services with the intent to cause physical harm, mental anguish, or mental illness. See 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(11).

Eligible applicants are limited to: states, units of local government, tribal governments or tribal organizations, population specific organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals over 50 years of age, victim service providers with demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions.

In 2022, the Abuse in Later Life Program gave out six awards, totaling over $3.6 million.

Once posted, the solicitation to apply for this program can be found on OVW’s website. Members of the public can also sign up for notifications on that website, and grant announcements are posted to OVW’s Twitter.

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 12421.

Abuse in Later Life Program Awards

Mid-Florida Area Agency On Aging, Inc. Gainesville Florida $590,393
Nampa, City Of Nampa Idaho $399,997
Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. Tulsa Oklahoma $450,000
Kaw Nation Kaw City Oklahoma $300,000
St Elizabeth Community, The East Greenwich Rhode Island $660,443
Justice, Wisconsin Department Of Madison Wisconsin $1,250,000
  Total Award Amount   $3,650,833
  Total Number of Awards   6

San Diego, County of San Diego California $400,000.00
Alexandra House Inc Blaine Minnesota $300,000.00
Attorney General, Nevada Office of the Carson City Nevada $279,250.00
Center for Elder Law & Justice, Inc. Buffalo New York $400,000.00
  Total Award Amount   $1,379,250.00
  Total Number of Awards 4

Arizona Department of Economic Security Phoenix Arizona $398,916
Contra Costa County Martinez California $400,000
Ruby's Place Castro Valley California $400,000
Boulder County Boulder Colorado $397,136
Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Atlanta Georgia $400,000
Judiciary Courts of the State of Indiana Indianapolis Indiana $309,433
Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore Baltimore Maryland $300,000
Montana Board of Crime Control Helena Montana $400,000
Thirtieth Judicial District Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Alliance Waynesville North Carolina $400,000
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Cleveland Ohio $399,991
  Total Award Amount $3,805,476
  Total Number of Awards 10


For awards issued before 2020, you can visit our grant awards program page.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Abuse in Later Life Program, you can email us or call 202-307-6026.