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Disability Grant Program

ALERT: On Sept. 13, the Justice Department announced 14 Disability Grant Program awards totaling $8.33 million for the 2023 fiscal year.  Learn more

The Grants for Training and Services to End Violence Against Individuals with Disabilities and Deaf People Program (Disability Grant Program) seeks to create sustainable change within and between organizations that improves the response to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable. The program was created by Congress to address the pressing need to focus on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals due to the proliferation of such crimes.

Disability Grant Program funds are used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area; and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work.

Eligible applicants are limited to: states; units of local government; Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations; and victim service providers, such as state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions or nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities.

In 2022, the Disability Grant Program gave out 10 awards, totaling $4.1 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. § 20122.

Disability Grant Program Awards

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault Sacramento California $400,000
Chicago, City Of Chicago Illinois $425,000
Jacksonville Area Center For Independent Living Jacksonville Illinois $425,000
Disability Rights Maine Augusta Maine $500,000
Pathways For Change, Inc. Worcester Massachusetts $325,080
Community Services For Every1, Inc. Buffalo New York $325,000
Legal Aid Of Western Ohio, Inc. Toledo Ohio $325,000
Sojourner House, Inc Providence Rhode Island $499,999
South Dakota Network Against Family Violence And Sexual Assault, Inc. Sioux Falls South Dakota $400,000
Sexual Assault Center Nashville Tennessee $494,709
  Total Award Amount   $4,119,788
  Total Number of Awards   10

Independent Living Resource Center, Inc Santa Barbara California $425,000.00
Los Angeles Center For Law and Justice, Inc. Los Angeles California $425,000.00
Weave Inc. Sacramento California $325,000.00
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, Inc. Tallahassee Florida $500,000.00
Center For Family Svcs, Inc. Camden New Jersey $325,000.00
Living Independently is for Everyone At Rcil, Inc. Utica New York $425,000.00
My Sisters' Place, Inc. White Plains New York $325,000.00
Able South Carolina Columbia South Carolina $325,000.00
Texas State Independent Living Council Austin Texas $500,000.00
Disability Law Center Of Virginia Richmond Virginia $500,000.00
  Total Award Amount   $4,075,000.00
  Total Number of Awards 10

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Phoenix Arizona $500,000
Disability Independence Group, Incorporated Miami Florida $295,000
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Boise Idaho $500,000
Regional Access and Mobilization Project, Incorporated Rockford Illinois $424,734
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Topeka Kansas $385,000
Pathways for Change, Incorporated Worcester Massachusetts $310,000
Community Services for Every1, Incorporated Buffalo New York $325,000
Unity House of Troy, Incorporated Troy New York $295,000
Ohio Domestic Violence Network Columbus Ohio $499,923
Multnomah County Portland Oregon $325,000
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence Nashville Tennessee $500,000
  Total Award Amount $4,359,657
  Total Number of Awards 11


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

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Disability Grant Program, you can email us or call 202-307-6026.