The DUNS number is a unique nine-character number that identifies an organization. Individuals are exempt from the DUNS number requirements when applying for an OVC Fellowship. You should enter in "0" in the place of the DUNS number on the application.
If you are applying for Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the sole purpose of applying for an OVC Fellowship, then, no you do not have any employees. As an individual applying for an OVC Fellowship, you are considered the sole proprietor, not an employee. For further information about sole proprietorship, visit the Internal Revenue Service website.
As an individual applying for an OVC Fellowship, you are considered a sole proprietor. Sole proprietors are required to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to conduct business. For further information about sole proprietorship, visit the Internal Revenue Service website.
The purpose of performance measures is to provide a clear method of measuring progress and achievement of objectives through deliverables. It is suggested that each applicant develop a chart that—
- identifies objectives,
- provides performance measures to quantify the activities and deliverables of the Fellowship, and
- identifies the data that will support the completion of the activities.
It is important that you have a clear understanding of the goals of the Fellowship (one overarching, one secondary) and use this as a guide in developing the subsequent objectives, activities, and deliverables. It is suggested that you develop a Time Task Plan chart that—
- identifies objectives,
- links those objectives to activities, and
- describes the deliverables (reports, final product, etc.) that will be produced as a result of the activities.
As the applicant, you should use the program narrative to provide OVC with a clear understanding of your background, capacity, capabilities, etc. but your program narrative should also address all elements requested and expand upon the program strategy set forth in the fellowship solicitation, itself.
OVC Fellowship applicants are limited to individuals; organizations are not eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate a specific ability and strong desire to support the technical assistance, training, and other educational needs of providers who respond to crime victims.
Advocates with the National Domestic Violence Hotline are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline provides crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 100 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please contact the Hotline at 800–799–7233 (TTY 800–787–3224) or via live chat.
Additionally, if you are a teen in an abusive relationship, please contact the Loveisrespect.org Helpline at 866–331–9474 or 866–787–3224 (TTY) by phone, by texting "LOVEIS" to 866–331–9474, or via live chat.
Restitution is a court action that requires perpetrators to make financial payments to their victims, usually as a condition of probation or leniency in sentencing. Compensation is provided by the Victim Compensation Program in each State.