OVC is pleased to release the FY 2019 Transforming America's Response to Elder Abuse: Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams (E-MDTs) for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation solicitation in time for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day—to be commemorated on June 15, 2019.
Under this program, OVC seeks applications to support the development and/or enhancement of multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) and to strengthen the capacity of "enhanced MDTs" to better identify and respond to cases of abuse and more comprehensively serve and support victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation. The program will also fund a National Elder Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Center to support enhanced MDTs funded under this solicitation.
OVC intends to fund two separate purpose areas under this solicitation:
Purpose Area 1: Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams
To fund approximately 10 to 22 enhanced MDT's (E-MDTs) at the rural, Tribal, local or state levels, including existing and new teams. Up to 12 of these E-MDTs to be funded would be non-Tribal applicants, and up to 10 could be E-MDTs within Tribal communities. These teams should include forensic accountants, neuropsychologists, medical personnel and/or other appropriate professionals (to possibly evaluate the victim's cognitive abilities and capacity), so that case-related efforts more comprehensively consider and address the needs of older victims of financial exploitation and other forms of elder abuse.
Under Purpose Area 1, OVC expects to make approximately 10 to 22 awards of up to $375,000 each for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2019.
Purpose Area 2: Multidisciplinary Team Technical Assistance Center
To fund the development of a National Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Team Training and Technical Assistance Center (National Elder Abuse MDT TTA Center) to support OVC-funded E-MDTs. Applicants for Purpose Area 2 should have experience and expertise in serving Tribal victims or propose a partnership with a subgrantee with this experience.
Under Purpose Area 2, OVC expects to make up to 1 award of up to $3,000,000 for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2019.
OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 17, 2019, to review requirements and answer questions. A recording and transcript of this webinar are now available on our Funding Webinar Series page.
Learn more and apply for the FY 2019 Transforming America's Response to Elder Abuse: Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams (E-MDTs) for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation solicitation. Apply by July 8, 2019.
(Updated June 21, 2019)