The goal of this program is to enhance or expand the capacity of national victim service hotlines to provide crisis intervention support services using trauma-informed approaches that protect the safety and confidentiality of victims.
OVC encourages applications that focus on—
- addressing online gender-based abuse and harassment;
- offering services that respond to online-facilitated gender-based violence;
- training hotline personnel on how to respond to issues of online harassment and abuse, particularly toward women and girls along with LGBTQ and nonbinary people and other marginalized groups; and
- using technology to make services safe and more accessible, and to reach underserved communities.
OVC anticipates making up to three awards of up to $2 million each for up to a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2022.
During a pre-application webinar on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.
Number of Awards: 3
Total Amount Awarded: $6,000,000