OVC seeks to provide funding to organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology to—
- interact directly with crime victims,
- improve the quality of services, and
- improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations.
Applicants are encouraged to focus on, but are not limited to applications that focus on—
- addressing online gender-based abuse and harassment, which is defined as “actions by one or more people that harm others based on their sexual or gender identity or enforce harmful gender norms that are carried out using the internet and/or mobile technology and includes stalking, bullying, sex- based harassment, defamation, hate speech, exploitation, and gender trolling,” according to the International Center for Research on Women’s publication titled, Technology-Facilitated GBV: What is it, and How do we measure it?;
- offering programming or services that respond to online and online-facilitated gender-based violence; and
- using technology to make services safe and more accessible, and that reach underserved communities.
OVC anticipates making up to four awards of up to $750,000 each for up to a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2022.
During a pre-application webinar on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.
Content of Application and Submission Information/Proposal Abstract Section Update
View changes regarding the content of the Application and Submission Information/Proposal Abstract section that OVC made after the initial release of the solicitation.