Navigating OVC’s Resources: A Compass to OVC’s Funding and Training Opportunities
OVC Director Kristina Rose and her colleagues provide an overview of what OVC offers. They will also help you navigate the OVC website, which showcases current projects, events, and funding opportunities, and equips you with tools and training resources to assist you in better serving crime victims.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: All right. Good afternoon and morning. Everyone welcome to Navigating OVC’s Resources: A Compass to OVC’s Funding and Training Opportunities. My name is Claudia Zaborsky and I'll be the producer for today's webinar, and we're certainly glad you could join us.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Today, we will provide a background on OVC, the different funding opportunities OVC offers, and where to go to find resources. During the webinar, our presenters will demonstrate how to navigate to several of these resources.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: We encourage you to follow along on your computer.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Before we start, though, let’s review how to address technical issues should they arise.
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Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: If you are experiencing any technical issues with this webinar, please let us know in the chat box or email our technical specialist, Bess Hoskins at [email protected]
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: um, and we will definitely be checking the text, chat box for any technical issues. So please feel free. If today you can't hear, or you have challenges, let us know via the chat box.
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Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Now I would love to turn it over to Shelby Jones Crawford, our program manager at OVC. Shelby.
Shelby Crawford: Hello, everyone. We are so pleased that you're joining us today. And now it is my great honor to introduce Kristina Rose, who is the director of the Office for Victims of Crime or OVC.
Shelby Crawford: Ms. Rose's resume is quite extensive, and she has been doing victim services work for many, many years. But I'll give you just a few highlights.
Shelby Crawford: Appointed by President Biden as Director of the Office for Victims of Crime. Kristina Rose oversees over a nine billion dollars in grant funding to support crime victims and survivors.
Shelby Crawford: Prior to her appointment,
Shelby Crawford: Ms. Rose led the Victim Care and Support effort at the Department of Defense Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military.
Shelby Crawford: Ms. Rose has amassed over twenty years in DOJ roles, including as OVC's Deputy Director,
the National Institute of Justice's Acting Director and Deputy Director,
Shelby Crawford: and the Office on Violence Against Women's Chief of Staff.
Shelby Crawford: In 2016, she was detailed to the office of then Vice President Joe Biden as a Senior Policy Advisor on violence against women.
Shelby Crawford: She was a victim advocate in the Washington, D.C.'s U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2013.
Shelby Crawford: In the non-profit sector. Ms. Rose was the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Healing Justice and as the Executive Director of End Violence Against Women International.
Shelby Crawford: Ms. Rose holds an M.S. in criminal justice from Northeastern University and a B.A. in sociology from George Mason University. Ladies and gentlemen, Director Kristina Rose.
Kris Rose: Thank you so much, Shelby for that very nice introduction. I do appreciate it. Gracias a OVC TTAC por apoyar este seminario web.
Kris Rose: Gracia por unirse a nosotros hoy.
Kris Rose: Thanks to OVC TTAC for supporting this webinar. Welcome, thank you for joining us today.
Kris Rose: We are holding this webinar because we want more people across the country — in states, territories, and Tribal nations — to take full advantage of tools and resources that OVC has to offer to those serving victims of crime.
Kris Rose: For the first time, OVC is holding this webinar in both English and Spanish.
Kris Rose: Our mission at OVC is to enhance the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.
Kris Rose: To achieve this mission, we need the people who serve victims to have the funds, training, and tools that allow them to best serve crime victims.
Kris Rose: For more than 40 years OVC has been funding cutting edge victim service programs with the goal of ensuring that all victims have access to the services they need to heal in the aftermath of crime.
Kris Rose: OVC offers a wide range of resources for victim service providers and we are hoping that this webinar will make it easier for you to find and access those resources.
Kris Rose: Today we'll be highlighting the various funding opportunities, training and technical assistance available to organizations assisting survivors.
Kris Rose: Our funding has supported millions of individuals across the country each year who have experienced crimes like elder abuse and fraud; sexual assault; labor trafficking; child abuse; hate crimes; and many other types of victimization.
Kris Rose: You will learn about intensive customized training for your staff, on-demand training through virtual options, and “do-it-yourself” toolkits to help your community prepare for incidents of mass violence or to address vicarious trauma.
Kris Rose: We hope that you’ll join the OVC community by following us on social media. We offer several channels for you to learn about new tools and funding, including my very own monthly telebriefing called From the Director’s Desk, which takes place on the second Thursday of every month.
Kris Rose: As you know, access, options, and information are key aspects of ensuring that crime victims and survivors feel seen and heard.
Kris Rose: But I think this applies to victim service providers, too, because when all of you are able to easily access a wide variety of tools and information, you're in a much better position to meet the needs of the victims that you serve.
Kris Rose: So we have a wonderful group of presenters lined up for you, and they're going to make sure that you leave this webinar with the knowledge and the skills to find and use all that OVC has to offer.
Kris Rose: Victim service providers are the backbone of our field and we so appreciate the work you do every day to build resilience and ensure healing options for victims, survivors, and their families.
Kris Rose: Now, I will hand it over to Claudia Zaborsky to get us started with our program today. Thank you.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Thank you so much. Director Rose for those very kind words, and we are going to jump right into our
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: session for today. So it is my pleasure to introduce our presenters, Jessica Andrew Stacy Phillips, and Jenny Stancell from OVC. And so I'm going to hand it over to them. Thank you so much folks,
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Stacy, You can go ahead and introduce yourself if you like.
Stacy Phillips: I'm sorry I was having some technical difficulties. I apologize. Hi everyone. My name is Stacy Phillips and I'm a program manager with the Office for Victims of Crime, and I'm happy to be here. Next slide, please.
Stacy Phillips: So we're going to talk about um learning and objectives. We're going to talk about. What is our role in providing support services to the time, how you can locate those opportunities for your organization. We're going to talk about some training and technical assistance opportunities. And then also tell you how you can search for OVC resources by talking
Stacy Phillips: next slide, please.
Stacy Phillips: So we're going to do an overview of the Office for Victims of Crime. But first um best. We pull up our first poll. We'd like to see how familiar um our guests are with our resources. So take a minute if you wouldn't mind and let us know.
Stacy Phillips: And while we're waiting for those results. Why, Don't, we go ahead and go to the next slide.
Stacy Phillips: So what are our results? So it looks like most of you are somewhat familiar,
Stacy Phillips: a little bit of a tie between very familiar and heard of, but not very familiar. And those of you that have never heard of us. We're so excited that all of you are here, but especially you guys. So thank you so much for taking the time to do that.
Stacy Phillips: So the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, which is, we refer to as VOCA established the Crime Victims Fund and the Office for Victims of Crime as the administrator of the Fund. So OVC is one of six components within the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Stacy Phillips: As administrator of the Crime Victim’s Fund, OVC supports many programs and services that help victims immediately following a crime and continue to support them as they rebuild their lives. Billions of dollars are invested annually in victim compensation and assistance in every state and territory, as well as for direct services, training, technical assistance, and other capacity-building efforts.
Stacy Phillips: next slide, please.
Stacy Phillips: So OVC channels the money that we have from the Crime victims fund towards victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States. We raise awareness about victims issues. We promote compliance with victims, rights, laws, and we also provide training and technical assistance and publications and products to victim assistance professionals. So through OVC, the Fund supports programs and services that focus on helping victims in the immediate aftermath
Stacy Phillips: time and then continue to support them as they rebuild their lives. Millions of dollars are invested annually in victim, compensation, and assistance in every single Us. State and territory, as well as for training and technical assistance and other capacity building programs that are designed to enhance service providers. The service provider's ability to support victims of crime in communities across the nation.
Stacy Phillips: So through the Crime Victims Fund and other funding streams, OVC supports the communities and programs outlined on this slide.
Stacy Phillips: So we would love to hear a little bit more about you in the chat. Can you post what organization you represent
Stacy Phillips: and let's change slides while they're while they're posting
Stacy Phillips: who they are with. So we're going to discuss some opportunities from OVC. And Bess, can you pull up the next poll?
Stacy Phillips: So we would love for you to tell us if your agency has ever applied for OVC, or what we call VOCA funding um, and let us know. So we want to start by providing an overview of the different types of funding that you may have access to.
Stacy Phillips: So please visit our website to access information about all funding streams, and we're going to drop a link in to that information in the chat now.
Stacy Phillips: So let's take a look at those answers. So oh, great! Eighty, three percent have a fine for funding before. That's amazing, and we have so no and unsure. Um! Hopefully, by the end of this Webinar we will have introduced other opportunities for you to apply, and at least show you how you can do that.
Stacy Phillips: So let's look at the next slide, please.
Stacy Phillips: So our programs are supported by two categories of funding formula and discretionary. So what is the difference? So for a discretionary grant,
Stacy Phillips: applicants usually apply directly to OVC, and these grants are typically competitive, and the awards are based on predetermined review processes, as well as the availability of funding
Stacy Phillips: for most funding opportunities. We receive more applications than we actually do have funding for, which is understandable because there is such a big demand out there. So we try to find the strongest proposals based on an objective review. Criteria,
Stacy Phillips: OVC. Funding opportunities which we do call solicitation, will be released on a rolling basis for fiscal year, two thousand and twenty three, and we're going to discuss shortly where you can find that information.
Stacy Phillips: Our formula funding typically means that there is enacted legislation that specifies how the funds are to be distributed among all eligible applicants, and formula Brands are awarded by OVC. On a non-competitive basis. The amount of funding um
Stacy Phillips: a specific agency or a jurisdiction receives really varies based on a variety of factors which tend to include population, crime, rates, and other considerations. Some formula brands like victim, assistance and victim compensation are awarded to state or territory, administering agencies for what we call SAAs, and they manage the Crime victims fund at the State or territorial level, and then they civil war to organizations that provide services
Stacy Phillips: in their state. If you don't have an active relationship with your SAA, you really should start one today. If you don't know who your SAA is. We will show you how to find them in a few slides. So let's go to some examples.
Stacy Phillips: OVC. Administers two Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) formula grant programs that support prime victim, compensation and assistance, the cornerstone of support for victims throughout the nation, as well as the largest share of what is used in the crime victims.
Stacy Phillips: So for our victim compensation formula grants, we provide funding to supplement state compensation programs that provide financial assistance and reimbursement to victims for crime related out of pocket expenses, including medical and dental care, counseling
Stacy Phillips: funeral and burial services, as well as lost wages and income. We also support thousands of victim assistance programs throughout the nation each year,
Stacy Phillips: and our States provide sub-grants to local community-based organizations as well as public agencies that provide services directly to victims. That direct assistance to crime victims includes things like crisis, counseling
Stacy Phillips: um, telephone and onsite information and referrals, criminal justice support and advocacy, shelter, therapy, and additional assistance. Um. The funds may also be used to develop new programs. That address emerging needs such as gaps and services, as well as training of addiction service advocates.
Stacy Phillips: These funds are also used to support a compassionate, skilled, and effective response to crime victims.
Stacy Phillips: Now let's talk about the state administering agency or SAA for a second. So the key player, in administering both of funding for victim, assistance and victim Compensation is your focus, state, administering agency or SAA
Stacy Phillips: vocal victim. Assistance awards are made by each State, administering agency to other state, county, and community organizations to support direct services to victims of crime.
Stacy Phillips: So the essays may be housed within a larger State government agency, often related to criminal justice, public safety, health, and services, or they may exist as an independent councils or commission
Stacy Phillips: to learn more about your essay. A. Please visit the website page. We are putting in the chat now, and from this link you can click on your state and then click on the shaded heading that says State sofa, funded victim, assistance and compensation program. And there you can find links to the SAA for victim assistance and the SAA for victim compensation. And we're going to show you a screenshot of this in a few slides.
Stacy Phillips: So OVC. Also has an amazing tribal division. We manage different grants to support, to provide support to tribal communities, to enhance services for victims of crime, and through these programs, but we see currently manages more than seven hundred awards, totaling over four hundred and eighty million dollars that support these communities and victims. And if you can find out more about these programs by again visiting our website,
Stacy Phillips: which explores Tribal Grant and American, Indian and Alaska native resources in more detail.
Stacy Phillips: So Now, I’m going to provide some examples of OVC discretionary grants, so that you can get an idea of the sort of the sort of work that we fund, and you can see some examples on this slide.
Stacy Phillips: Um OVC Discretionary grants are used in different ways. Sometimes they support national scope, demonstration projects and technical and training assistance to enhance
Stacy Phillips: the expertise of victim service providers. And these grants can be awarded to seats, local units of government, tribal communities, individuals, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations. An example of this is the advancing hospital-based system services program, which reflects the importance of making sure victims can access the poor in a variety of settings. These funds can be used to identify and
Stacy Phillips: implement promising practices and models and programs, and really to address gaps in training and technical assistance for the victim services people. An example of this is the expanding sexual assault. Nurse Examiner services program highlighted on a slide.
Stacy Phillips: The funds also support direct services such as housing for victims of human trafficking.
Stacy Phillips: Well, we fund changes year to year, so to find out what's going to be funded this year, be sure to check out the DOJ program plan which we're going to talk about.
Stacy Phillips: Are there any questions about funding types? And if so, please post them in the chat. So now I'm going to turn this over to my colleague, Jessica Andrews, to talk about program planning. Thanks.
Jessica Andrew: Thank you, Stacy. As Stacy said, My name is up to Andrew and I'm. Currently in the acting of the director for OVC. Tribal Division, and I’m honored to be with you today,
Jessica Andrew: so to help you find funding opportunities for solicitation. That means the needs of victims and organizations within your community. We recommend that you check out the DOJ program plan website that is shown on the screen.
Jessica Andrew: And so the Do Day program plan website. It is a tool that can help you find some funding opportunities from each of DOJ's grant making components which are made up of the office for community Oriented policing services, also known as cops on the office of justice programs which includes
Jessica Andrew: the office for victims of crimes. And then there is the office for violence against women also known as OVW. And the program Plan. They provide a summary detail of the funding opportunities that each DOJ component has or is expected to release in a particular fiscal year.
Jessica Andrew: So now we're going to be able to provide you with an overview of the sort of work that we fund. And so let's navigate that information on resources and funding opportunities together,
Jessica Andrew: and our technical specialists are going to be posting the links in the chat as we go, and we encourage you all to follow along on your computers. While we do this review.
Jessica Andrew: So to begin, let us show you how to navigate the OVC program on the OVC website. You can select program Tab from the drop-down section called program.
Jessica Andrew: I light it in bread.
Jessica Andrew: And then on this page you can learn more about the different um specific programming that obviously supports the programs that focuses on elder fraud and abuse to those that support communities in the wake of terrorism, and that pilot. And so, by clicking into each of those topics you can access a little micro site that offers in-depth. Look at each of these initiative areas.
So next we're going to be taking a look at where to find
Jessica Andrew: OVC. Current to funding opportunities within your states and community to do so. What you're going to do is select the funding and award tab,
Jessica Andrew: and then you're going to select the OVC. Award list from the drop-down menu.
Jessica Andrew: And, by the way, this does not include SAA or State. Boga sub awards. So the State level VOCA award funded program, again known as sub awards, can typically be found on the individual State SAA website
Jessica Andrew: and links to those SAA. Individual websites were provided earlier and can be found in the OVC Directory of Crime victims services
on the award list page. The users can then search for the awards via
Jessica Andrew: different search auctions. So grant type, fiscal year name of the agency, the State,
Jessica Andrew: and also you can search those results in different fields, and on this screen you can see information about some of OVC awards that are currently funded in Texas,
Jessica Andrew: and then on the award list page. The users can then search the awards via several different options. Again, you have Grant high fiscal year name of the agency date, and more, and so users can also sort the person by those they feel. And so, in addition to those search screens, the users can also look up original solicitation, and to see what awards were made under those specific qualifications
Jessica Andrew: So now we're going to switch gears, and we're going to take a look at where to find OVC. Funding opportunities, including where to find State funding opportunities through VOCA. This is a session of a site where agencies can see half in the future funding opportunities.
Jessica Andrew: So from the OVC website you're going to select funding and award tab,
Jessica Andrew: and then select current funding opportunities from the drop down
Jessica Andrew: on this page, you again can search by name, keyword, art, keywords, and then sort by the closing date,
Jessica Andrew: and many of the OVC solicitations will be posted in the upcoming month or later on, and we will. And later on we're going to show you how to subscribe to the news of OVC. And how you can learn about funding opportunities that are coming up.
Jessica Andrew: So now we're going to take a look at where to find space funding opportunities through VOCA. On the program page there is a link to find your SAA at the bottom, and you're going to select the box that says State Support.
Jessica Andrew: On the State Support page, you can then use the drop-down or click on your state on the map, and this shows your State VOCA-funded VOCA um I'm sorry the state-funded victim assistance and compensation program.
Jessica Andrew: There you can find links to the SAA for victim assistance and the SAA for victim compensation.
Jessica Andrew: and so on the screen. Right here you have where the state support is where you're able to click. In this particular situation we're clicking California, which you can then pop up to see what solicitations are currently open.
Jessica Andrew: If you're interested in applying for OVC funding, watching, funding webinars can assist it.
Jessica Andrew: Potential applicants in developing a strong proposal for OVC funding opportunities. Any upcoming webinars are going to be listed here on the website, and it can also be a recording of those recently in the four-part Pre-application Webinar series that provides tips on how to get ready for the application process. That Webinar series is available online right now,
Jessica Andrew: and you can locate these webinars on the funding and award page by selecting funding webinars from the menu on the right-hand side of the screen. Again, these webinars discuss the application logistics. They were in Usaqs provide an overview of dates, and so much more, and they are highly recommended in your agencies, pursuing OVC funding, and especially for those that are new to OVC funding as well.
Jessica Andrew: Also on the menu below, where you see funding webinars is a link on how to apply for funding. And on this page you're going to see many different drop-down boxes with helpful information,
Jessica Andrew: and in summary there are a few general steps If you need more information on any of these, Please visit the website. Let's keep section and do the drop down to learn more. So the first is learning about OVC. Funding opportunities by subscribing the news from OVC.
Jessica Andrew: And then determining your eligibility to apply for the grant,
Jessica Andrew: and then referring to the solicitation of the training and application submission page on the just grants and resource website of the officer victims. I'm. Sorry. The office of Justice Programs Grant Application Resource Guide, which is also listed
Jessica Andrew: Also there is how to register in Grants.gov, which you must have an authorized organization representative, also known as a AOR and a Grants.gov. Username and Password. And then, Next, there is developing the application,
Jessica Andrew: and any questions about the requirements about a solicitation should be directed to the solicitation manager, which is normally listed in the publication.
Jessica Andrew: And then also, there's how to fill out the SF-424, as well as how to apply.
Jessica Andrew: We also recommend tending out the grant one hundred and one overview using the link in the chat
Jessica Andrew: As OVC is under the larger umbrella of the DOJ Office of Justice Programs, it's important to review this information as well, and this site provides applicants with information from the life of the grant as well as other OJP grants-related requirements.
Jessica Andrew: It will be helpful for you to know, as you become familiar with OVC and other OJP programs, the sidebar contains helpful information and guidance for developing grant submission, such as creating a budget, developing ideas for proposal, and of course, writing the proposal,
Jessica Andrew: then you can also find application resources on the application resource guide, which is changed and updated every year. To do so, you're going to select the Grants/Funding tab and then select Applicant Resources from the drop-down.
Jessica Andrew: This one easy takeaway from today's Webinar is that you can always access much information via email. We highly suggest that you subscribe to the news from OVC and to do so. You're going to select the news and events tab on the OVC website
Jessica Andrew: and then select, using events from the drop down.
Jessica Andrew: And Lastly, on this page they have a green subscribe to receive news from OVC button, and you can often for specific information, and once you click that button um. You fill out your email and your preferred topic, and some of the topics will include This is a crime, court
Jessica Andrew: crime, crime, prevention, juvenile justice,
Jessica Andrew: tribal justice, and so much more. And on the same page where you subscribe to updates from OVC. Check out how to sign up for updates for our social media as well, and you can find OVC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,
Jessica Andrew: and also on the Social Media section. The section also allows you to get updates on special events and resources, such as the national crime victims, Brett, Kavanaugh and other OVC. Partnering agencies.
Jessica Andrew: And so now I’m going to turn it over to my colleague Jedi Sample.
Jenny Stancell: Hello.
Jenny Stancell: So now that we've looked at some information on funding, we want to introduce another area where OVC. Can help,
Jenny Stancell: and that's training and technical systems.
Jenny Stancell: But let's begin with a poll.
Jenny Stancell: If you, if you have an alternate, just put it in the chat. But
Jenny Stancell: what types of training and technical assistance is
needed in your community or your agency,
Jenny Stancell: if it's vicious,
Jenny Stancell: just waiting for a few coming in,
Jenny Stancell: that some people coming in.
Jenny Stancell: So while we're waiting,
Jenny Stancell: if you have any others that's not listed,
just put it in the chat and let us know
Jenny Stancell: you have some coming in and said, resources.
Jenny Stancell: Okay. So it looks like we have the code of coming in, and but five Primarily, most of um. The needs is in sustainability of funding, and then we had about thirty three percent and trauma-informed approaches to servicing victims of crime. And then eight percent and Ah, vicarious trauma.
Jenny Stancell: Well, as a few others, they're all important needs that should be addressed.
Jenny Stancell: So let's look at how we can find these training and technical systems, opportunities and upcoming events.
Jenny Stancell: So from the from the program page
Jenny Stancell: on the OVC website.
Jenny Stancell: So from the program page on the oversee website you'll select the link for training and technical assistance at the bottom of the page,
Jenny Stancell: and on the next slide we'll review some of the training of technical assistance opportunities OVC. Provide.
Jenny Stancell: We'll household. If you look in the trap, we'll post some of those, the posts a link to that
Jenny Stancell: section and that page in the track for you.
Jenny Stancell: Now, there's a broad range of training and technical assistance available on different topics and for different stakeholders.
Jenny Stancell: Privacy, training, and technical assistance are available to victim service providers and other stakeholders at no cost.
Jenny Stancell: Oversees, Many trainings and technical assistance. Providers offer support on a range of topics. Everything from elder fraud to abuse to housing for survivors of human trafficking. This support can include on-demand virtual training, tailored support
Jenny Stancell: your organization toolkits, and so much more
Jenny Stancell: what we display on the screen is just a few examples of OVC TTA that is available to the public.
Jenny Stancell: Some projects focus on supporting grantees under specific OVC programs, while others are available to interested organizations whether they are OVC grantees or not.
Jenny Stancell: these projects focus on a wide range of audiences
Jenny Stancell: from frontline victim service providers to law enforcement to medical personnel, and much more
Jenny Stancell: To learn more, visit the TTA page
Jenny Stancell: on the OVC website.
Jenny Stancell: So on the Training & Technical Assistance page, you can also access the upcoming events web page
Jenny Stancell: To do so, select the Events Calendar link at the bottom of the page.
Jenny Stancell: This link,
Jenny Stancell: this list of events is meant to control victims and victims service providers, allied professionals and other interested individuals. It helps them to plan, promote, and locate events of interest to those serving, supporting, and working with victims in their community.
Jenny Stancell: You can add your own event, or you can search for events and or other trainings listed.
Jenny Stancell: the link in the chat. And so you know, in the link, and they'll be posting That link for the events. It's going to be posted in the chat for you as well.
Jenny Stancell: So now let's talk about resources.
Jenny Stancell: Let's open up a number fold.
Jenny Stancell: What has been the most helpful resource covered so far.
Jenny Stancell: Have it in the chat and let us know.
Jenny Stancell: Give you a few minutes to try it in.
Jenny Stancell: I see that we got the events calendar
Jenny Stancell: all about the Grants award to training, navigating through the site, funding. All of these are all great resources.
Jenny Stancell: Website offers.
Jenny Stancell: I'm: so glad that these resources are available for you.
Jenny Stancell: Now, our last area to explore is where to find these resources.
Jenny Stancell: We're all where we can find OVC. Supportive resources.
Jenny Stancell: You can explore resource in a robot or robot
Jenny Stancell: variety of ways. Sorry.
Jenny Stancell: So today we'll walk through one approach, which is as if you, if there is a particular topic of interest.
Jenny Stancell: And so if you were on the OVC site, so let's the top the topic path on the top right,
Jenny Stancell: and we'll post that in the chat as well.
Jenny Stancell: On this particular page you will have access to resources on several topics.
Jenny Stancell: Let's look at an example for a child and youth victimization on the on the next slide.
Jenny Stancell: When you click on the topic you will see resources that are relevant to the profits.
Jenny Stancell: For example, oversee has recently released a suite of specialized developmentally
appropriate materials to support child and victims and witnesses as they navigate the criminal justice and child welfare system. These materials can be shared and used in community.
Jenny Stancell: We encourage you to explore OVC's resources to see if there are any tools that may support your work and what you're doing.
Jenny Stancell: Again,
Jenny Stancell: it should be posted in the chat for the link. If you need any additional assistance
Jenny Stancell: again. We just want to reiterate, to sign up and stay connected sign up for updates on new funding opportunities and other oversee announcements.
Jenny Stancell: I've been there for the Webinar. We want you to remind you to sign up. Please sign up today.
Jenny Stancell: You can go to any of our social media sites. We're listed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
Jenny Stancell: links again are posted again for your convenience.
Jenny Stancell: Now, thank you very much for listening,
and your attention, and I’ll turn it over to quality of to close this out and to provide and see if we can check on any questions.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Thanks, Jenny. I appreciate it. Um, we have had a flurry of information in the chat. Um, but we also still have a few open questions. Um, So I’m going to go ahead and start from the top, and if we could open it up to our subject matter experts to answer as you feel comfortable. The first question is, I think this goes back to grants. Are these: reimburse my grants?
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: How does OVC handle that?
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Stacy? You're on mute?
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: So I think what she means by reimbursement Grants is do they pay for it? And then we reimburse them. And if that is what she's referencing to, then
Stacy Phillips: ah, yes, typically there's drawdowns, and they can draw down the funding that they need, as well as through reimbursement.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Great thanks, Stacy. The second question are which is which grants can be used for technology, for example, apps and software programs.
Stacy Phillips: I know somebody else is going to answer some questions.
Stacy Phillips: So we typically do have an advancing tech um solicitation that comes out and that one specializes with that. However. Um! When you look at the overview and the scope of work, and the solicitations that come out, if the initiative that you are designing um encompasses that, and it fits into the scope of work that we see is requiring for that project, and that can easily be something that's allowed.
Stacy Phillips: Um. But we do have an advancing tech initiative on its own.
Jessica Andrew: That's great. Thank you, Stacy.
Jessica Andrew: I'm sorry. Go ahead.
Jessica Andrew: Sorry, and to add what safety is saying as well as I referenced during my portion of the presentation. There is the Co Day Grant program plan that you can reference that talks through and shows a summary of the upcoming solicitations that
Jessica Andrew: do expect to release currently right now. I just hold it up. It's down for updates. But hopefully. It'll be updated
Jessica Andrew: by the beginning of the New Year. So I definitely recommend we'll post the link in the chat one more time. So you guys have it. But look back at that so that you all can see what specific opportunities are going to be posted during the fiscal year.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Great! That's great thanks, Jessica. I see another question that's actually being currently answered by somebody from OVC. So I’m going to move on to the next one.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: And this is, can an agency apply for two grants that are specific to two areas geographically close to each other?
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: For example, Alameda and Contra Costa counties in California right next to each other. It increases the housing options, since they are so challenging in the bay area.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: So the question is, can two specific areas geographically close to each other. Apply for two grants.
Jessica Andrew: This is Jessica. I'll take this one and give Stacy a break. The answer is, yes, so you can.
Jessica Andrew: Those quotations are available for mostly everybody is eligible
Jessica Andrew: for the different tools or nations that what we see has to offer. Obviously, you want to check the eligibility and see if there is a geographical requirement. But, generally speaking, you can. The one caveat that I will say is that you can't request
Jessica Andrew: the same services and costs under both
Jessica Andrew: qualifications in those applications. So, for example, what in these two areas, if they are overlapping, you can't say um. But we don't recommend that you say that you're going to be developing the same on domestic violence shelter, because then that would be a duplication of cost, and also of services.
Jessica Andrew: So we do recommend, when possible, that that you're responding to school stations that you can, and that they are unique to the needs of the community that you represent, and I also open it up to my colleagues on the phone. If they have anything else to add to that,
Stacy Phillips: I will say that I think something as well. It depends, obviously, as to the applications that we receive.
Stacy Phillips: And so, if there are a bunch of applications that are all over the country, and the score is the same safer
Stacy Phillips: the two that are in the same area that OVC leadership may decide that they want to spread it spread that out. But again, there's a lot of things that are taken into consideration,
Stacy Phillips: you know. If something like that were to happen.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Thank you, Stacy, and thank you, Jessica, I think, as always feel free to reach out. I believe we can go ahead and drop the point of contact for OVC. Questions in the chat box. But I’m going to keep going here. So someone asked, What is what's an arrow? My agency is registered with Grants Bob, and sales.
Jessica Andrew: So the arrow is the authorized representative. Um. And this is an individual that has the authorization to accept an award on behalf of an organization. So, as you are looking at funding opportunities, and
Jessica Andrew: and how to apply. You want to make sure that you have somebody who is designated as AR. Sometimes it is somebody who is the CEO of a company, a president in tribal sometimes. That is
a chairperson. So you want to have that conversation with your organization who should be represented, and that person is normally listed also in either SAM.gov or also Grants.gov.
Jessica Andrew: And a lot of this information can also be done on how to apply for funding, and we can throw in that link here as well. And this information can also be found in the OJP Application Resource Guide as well. And again we'll. We'll put those links in there,
Jessica Andrew: and I do want to recognize that someone in the chat has said, Hey, this is a lot of really great information. But all these links are coming at us so quickly we will have these links available, not only in the fly as they are
Jessica Andrew: even out after this session. But also there's going to be another mechanism where we can make sure that you have these links all accessible. So you're not having to click through the chat seriously.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Yes, thanks, Jessica. This information in this recording will be posted on the OVC website, so you will be able to go back
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: and take a look at all this information um as you see fit, and we also welcome you to go ahead and click through any of the website. Sometimes it's great just to take a little bit of extra time and click through and see if there are any questions. There is a question from the crowd that Jenny would like to answer. Jenny, Someone asks what Federal confidentiality laws are required for OVC. Discretionary awards.
Stacy Phillips: So you need to follow VOCA guidelines which are
Stacy Phillips: which are under. Oh, I’m sorry. Did you say this was for Jenny? I'm so sorry.
Jenny Stancell: Oh, my friend, go ahead. No,
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: that's okay.
Stacy Phillips: No, You Go ahead, Jenny. I'm good. I didn't even see you come up.
Jenny Stancell: Yeah, I was to repeat exactly what was said that yeah, you would have to follow the vocal guidelines, or whatever the requirements, under the solicitation that you're applying for
that will be a short answer.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Great thanks, Jenny.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Um. There is a question generally if there's a local office, Can one schedule in-person training for reviews of trauma-centered and inform practices. And yes, um, I can tell you that OVC TTAC does provide both virtual and in person training, and we'll drop that information in the chat. But you can also visit the OVC TTAC website. You can Google it? And we come up, and we'd be more than happy to assist victim service agencies and
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: and getting that free training and technical assistance.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: There is another question. Here we have a couple more minutes spark. Presentation on stocking provides everything. I don't know if that's necessarily a question of more than an informative
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: sentence. So if you have more information on spark, go ahead and put that in the chat. Let me just make sure that I am catching everything. Okay,
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: and we also had some other folks letting us know that deaf lead has a trauma-centered training. So it looks like folks are connecting through the chat. Um using each other as resources which, if anything comes out of this Webinar, we love that just making connections throughout the country.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Um,
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: I see somebody typing a question to um. Elder abuse. Fraud is not covered under the grant. Jessica is typing, but I don't know if you want to take that live, Jessica. I don't want to put you on the spot.
Jessica Andrew: Well, as um as statue is saying, there are systems.
Jessica Andrew: Let's just say grants that focus on different topics. So I’m not sure exactly um in regards to what solicitation that we was referring to. But my recommendation is to always look at the solicitation criteria, and to see what area of that focus is on.
And primarily Oh, we see, Yes, we do fund projects that focus on all their abusive blogs that we define the correctful patient. Um. And again I highly recommend I’m going to do another clause for the O. For the DOJ program plan website as well as subscribing to OVC
um newsletter and um
email updates, because that is where we're going to be highlighting the different solutions that are going to be coming out in fiscal year, twenty, three, as well as any webinars to help educate
Jessica Andrew: potential applicants on what these close stations are, what the criteria are, and what the focus area is. So
if you are interested in a specific topic, definitely
Jessica Andrew: sign up for subscribe for those updates so that you can receive that information,
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: I would absolutely echo that I think the OVC. Um lists serve is fantastic. I get information, and I work at OVC TTAC, and I still get that information. So it's a really helpful tool, and you can also cater it to what information you would like. So if you want it specifically on elder abuse other fraud you can get. You can get email alerts and to us from that particular topic. So again we did
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: review that. But I highly encourage folks to sign up for the list. Serve. It's really, really helpful.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: We have another question. We have a couple more minutes.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Does the criteria change over time?
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: With regard to what you will find. For instance, would you ever fund an agency to purchase equipment and other items to increase outreach to additional communities, even though you cannot show a direct correlation between the purchase of the equipment and the assistance the community would receive,
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: even though the purchase of additional computers, for example, would make them a more efficient agency, and able to work smarter and not harder.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: So I’m not sure who would like to take that one?
Stacy Phillips: Um! So when you are
Stacy Phillips: when you are doing your budget for an initiative, the purchase of equipment would have to directly correlate with the scope of work that you are applying with on that project, it has to be connected.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Okay,
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: All right.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: How do we receive a copy of the contract? Obcht twenty, two to twenty three. Who is the POC I can reach out to?
Jessica Andrew: Focused on human trafficking. Sarah Gilmore, one of our OVC team members, is writing a more detailed response in the chat,
Jessica Andrew: and can provide additional information. But, generally speaking, if you do have a question about a solicitation um, once the solicitation is live, you will find information about the solicitation manager, and that's going to be the person that you're going to want to contact for specific questions about that certification.
Jessica Andrew: Sometimes it is an image for the clarify. Sometimes it is an OVC. Grant, manager, and other times. It is our resource center that seals those questions as well. But definitely, If you have questions about a criteria of a solicitation, reach out to that contact information that's listed in the full space
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: and Jessica, that information can also be found. Once the solicitation is published, so to speak, on your website. That information is also on the website. Correct
Jessica Andrew: first couple of pages. It'll say contact information so like the various help desks that you can contact. If you have any questions about how to submit into France or Grants back up, but as well as solicitation-specific questions, they'll leave that contact information
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: perfect. Thank you.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: So one participant asks can one volunteer at OVC.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Great question.
Jessica Andrew: This is Jessica, I’m not sure if
Jessica Andrew: there are, there is an opportunity for volunteers. I do know that if you are looking to get more into
Jessica Andrew: some services are wanting to help with reviewing applications. OVC. As well as the Department of Justice, is always looking for peer reviewers to review grant applications that come in throughout the Grant cycle information on how to become a peer reviewer. It's available online, and I’ll look at that information that has but a brief overview of what that includes is that you are wanting to be
your, or you would submit
Jessica Andrew: an application in your resume to OJP,
Jessica Andrew: and then, if you are selected to be a pure reviewer for solicitation, and you would end up reviewing a number of applications from probably eight to ten or twelve,
Jessica Andrew: reviewing those applications based on specific criteria outlined by the. And so that's a great If you're looking to learn more about bits of services, or to be able to assist
or to learn more about what communities are doing within different areas, and a certain victimization. That's a great way to not only educate yourself,
but then also send your expertise to OVC. Which we are always looking for. So we'll put that information on how to be our Peer reviewer, and I’ll. I'll turn to my colleagues as well if they want to add anything.
Jessica Andrew: What I've already said.
Jenny Stancell: Well, Jessica, you actually covered it all,
Jessica Andrew: and our colleague Kristen, just put in the chat on how to become a peer reviewer if you are interested. So thank you, Kristen, for doing that. Appreciate it.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Great thanks so much, Kristen. That was a great explanation. Always good to get that information for professional development as well.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Um,
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: I have another question that came in. Does OVC provide funding for mobile apps
Stacy Phillips: that goes again with what I said earlier about technology. So keep your eyes open to see if we are doing an advancing technology
Stacy Phillips: solicitation this year. Um. And also, like I said, if there is an initiative that you're applying for that, your project incorporates that, and it fits into the scope of work that is required by the solicitation, and that would be, you know, an allowable
Stacy Phillips: um allowable
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: thanks, Stacy.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: I think I got through all the Q. And a questions I just want to make sure. Oh, can we repeat how to get on the list? Serve?
Let me see I can
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: so Bess put the information in the chat on how to describe or subscribe to the OVC listserv, which is a great resource.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: We're about two minutes out, so we'll just go ahead, and today we know this was a lot of information, and again this will be posted on the OVC website.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: But you should have been able to now get some more information on describing the role of OVC in supporting services to victims to victims of crime. Locate OVC funding opportunities. Identify a few TTA providers, and then obviously search for OVC resources by topic.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: So we're hoping that you take a little bit of time today. We know everybody's super busy, but we want to make sure that we're addressing the needs of the field.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: So if you could, you can use your personal cell to take a picture of this QR code and go ahead and provide us with some feedback best. Bess will also be dropping the direct Survey Monkey link into the chat.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Yeah, there it is, as well as some information on how to contact OVC, how to describe or subscribe excuse me to their lists, and then our webinar evaluation.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: so we'll go ahead and hold on for a couple more minutes. But we want to thank everybody so much for being here today. We know everybody's time is pretty precious, and thank you also very much for what you do for victims of crime throughout the country,
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: and any questions that came in after our Q&A session, OVC will go ahead and answer them, and again that information will be available.
Claudia Zaborsky (she/her), OVC TTAC: Thank you so much, everyone. We'll go ahead and disconnect.
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