The Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations program (Underserved Program) was authorized to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations and to provide victim services to meet the needs of adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in underserved populations.
Funds under this program must be used for the purpose of providing or enhancing population specific outreach and services to adult and youth victims in one or more underserved populations.
Eligible applicants are limited to: population specific organizations and victim service providers. A “population specific organization” means a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that primarily serves members of a specific underserved population and has demonstrated experience and expertise providing targeted services to members of that specific underserved population.
In 2022, the Underserved Program gave out 10 awards, totaling $5 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. § 20123.
The Justice Grants System (JustGrants) is the Department of Justice's grants management system. Through the JustGrants portal, you can:
- Sign on to your account
- Access training resources
- Get user support
- Find answers to frequently asked questions
- Sign up for the JustGrants Update e-newsletter
Underserved Program Awards
|Norcal Services For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing||Sacramento||California||$450,000|
|Peace Over Violence||Los Angeles||California||$450,000|
|Jewish Women International||Washington||District of Columbia||$449,862|
|Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc.||Prestonsburg||Kentucky||$450,000|
|Arab American Family Support Center Inc.||Brooklyn||New York||$450,000|
|Barrier Free Living Inc.||Bronx||New York||$450,000|
|Willow Domestic Violence Center Of Greater Rochester, Inc.||Rochester||New York||$450,000|
|Sego Lily Center For The Abused Deaf||Salt Lake City||Utah||$450,000|
|Total Award Amount||$4,499,858|
|Total Number of Awards||10|
|Los Angeles LGBT Center||Los Angeles||California||$450,000.00|
|Deaf Overcoming Violence Through Empowerment||Denver||Colorado||$447,511.00|
|Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, Inc., The||Rockville||Maryland||$445,337.00|
|Cornerstone Advocacy Service||Bloomington||Minnesota||$449,575.00|
|Icna Relief Usa Programs||New Hyde Park||New York||$450,000.00|
|Rahama, Inc.||Grand Island||New York||$450,000.00|
|Turning Point for Women and Families||Flushing||New York||$450,000.00|
|Equitas Health, Inc.||Columbus||Ohio||$449,999.00|
|LGBT Community Center Coalition of Central PA||Harrisburg||Pennsylvania||$450,000.00|
|Northwest Network of Bisexual/ Trans, Lesbians and Gay Survivors of Abuse, The||Seattle||Washington||$441,537.00|
|Milwaukee Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community Center, Inc.||Milwaukee||Wisconsin||$420,000.00|
|Total Award Amount||$4,903,959.00|
|Total Number of Awards||11|
|Zebra Coaliton, Incorporated||Orlando||Florida||$450,000|
|Boston Area Rape Crisis Center||Cambridge||Massachusetts||$450,000|
|Fenway Community Health Center, Incorporated||Boston||Massachusetts||$450,000|
|Our Deaf Survivors Center||Worcester||Massachusetts||$450,000|
|In Our Own Voices, Incorporated||Albany||New York||$450,000|
|New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Incorporated||New York||New York||$450,000|
|Shalom Task Force, Incorporated||New York||New York||$450,000|
|Women for Afghan Women||Fresh Meadows||New York||$450,000|
|OPTIONS for Independence||Logan||Utah||$448,368|
|Pride Center of Vermont||Burlington||Vermont||$450,000|
|Total Award Amount||$4,948,368|
|Total Number of Awards||11|
For awards issued before 2020, you can visit our grant awards program page.
If you have questions about the Underserved Program, you can email us or call 202-307-6026.