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OVC FY 2021 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program

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Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, June 15, 2021
JustGrants Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

This program will provide funding for shelter and transitional housing and other assistance to victims of domestic violence and their companion animals. The term “domestic violence victim” means a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, as established in Public Law 115-334.

Objectives are to:

  1. Increase the number of shelter beds and transitional housing options to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence who need shelter or housing for them and their companion animals.
  2. Provide training on (1) the link between domestic violence and the abuse and neglect of companion animals; (2) the needs of victims of domestic violence; (3) best practices for providing, or referring, support services to such victims; and (4) best practices in designing and delivering services that protect victims’ confidentiality.

OVC anticipates making up to five awards of up to $500,000 each for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2021.

Pre-Application Webinar

During a pre-application webinar on Thursday, May 20, 2021, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.


Number of Awards: 5
Total Amount Awarded: $2,419,767

Date Created: April 30, 2021