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for Projects Addressing Firearms Laws and Domestic Violence

Firearms Technical Assistance Project Pilot Sites Initiative

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

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01/18/22 11:59 PM ET - deadline; 01/20/22 11:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline


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Cooperative agreements to USA and territories agencies, Tribal governments and organizations, and nonprofit organizations for projects addressing firearms laws and domestic violence. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. This pilot project will take a comprehensive, culturally specific approach to address firearm relinquishment to enhance victim safety by addressing the nexus of firearms and domestic violence.

Abusers often use or threaten to use firearms against victims of domestic violence, as well as threatening the victim’s children, friends, and relatives. Research demonstrates that when an abuser has access to a firearm, domestic violence is far more likely to be deadly; in fact, an abuser’s access to firearms is the single greatest risk factor for intimate partner homicide, with the risk increasing five-fold. Unfortunately, this risk is widespread. National data describe firearms as the overwhelming weapon of choice in intimate partner homicides. According to the FBI’s most recent Supplementary Homicide Report, more than half (55%) of intimate partner homicides were committed with a firearm in 2015. This figure has remained the same over the past decade; from 2001 to 2012, 55% of women killed by intimate partners were shot with a firearm. In addition to their lethality, firearms are used by abusers to inflict fear, intimidation, and coercive control over victims.  

DVHPI funds currently support intensive training and technical assistance through FTAP for six non-funded sites: Birmingham, AL; Columbus, OH; Muskogee Creek Nation, OK; Brooklyn, NY; the state of Vermont; and Spokane, WA (FTAP Sites). In order to deepen this work, OVW will provide non-competitive funding directly to the six initial FTAP sites and offer competitive funding to support up to six additional sites to participate in the FTAP Initiative.

Purpose Areas:

Funds under the FTAP Pilot Site Initiative must be used for at least one of the purpose areas identified below:

  • Enhanced law enforcement responses, including centralized units, specialized training, improved arrest policies, and protection order enforcement to address the intersection of firearms and domestic violence.
  • Coordinated community responses, including multidisciplinary teams, comprehensive victim services and support centers (co-located services), and interdisciplinary policy development to address the intersection of firearms and domestic violence.
  • Enhanced prosecution responses, including centralized units, specialized training, and policy and protocol development to address the intersection of firearms and domestic violence.
  • Improved judicial handling of cases, including centralized courts and dockets, judicial education programs, and protection order issuance and tracking as it relates to firearms relinquishment.

Mandatory Program Requirements can be found at

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GrantWatch ID#: 198100

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Number of Grants:

Anticipated Number of Awards: 12

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500,000

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: 4/1/22 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to: States; Indian Tribal governments; state and local courts (including juvenile courts); units of local government; state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions; or victim services providers in the United States or U.S. territories.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this solicitation.

Activities that Compromise Victim Safety and Recovery or Undermine Offender Accountability:
OVW does not fund activities that jeopardize victim safety, deter or prevent physical or emotional healing for victims, or allow offenders to escape responsibility for their actions. Applications that propose any such activities may receive a deduction in points during the review process or may be eliminated from consideration.

Out-of-Scope Activities: The activities listed below are out of the program scope and will not be supported by this program’s funding. See also the list of unallowable costs in the Funding Restrictions section of this solicitation.
1. Research projects. Funds under this program may not be used to conduct research, defined in 28 C.F.R. § 46.102 as a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Surveys and focus groups, depending on their design and purpose, may constitute research and therefore be out-of-scope. Prohibited research does not include assessments conducted for internal improvement purposes only (see Limited Use of Funds in the solicitation).
2. Direct legal representation. Grant funds may only be used to provide legal representation to victims of domestic, violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the limited context of protection order proceedings.
3. Family law. Grant funds may not be used for family law matters including, but not limited to, divorce, custody, visitation, and /or child support.
4. Prevention activities. Grant funds may not be used for prevention activities. Grantees are only permitted to engage in outreach activities to inform potential victims about the availability of services.
5. Family violence services. Grant funds may not be used to address child abuse or other family violence issues, such as violence perpetrated by a child against a parent or violence perpetrated by a sibling against another sibling.
6. Services for children. Grant funds may not be used to investigate or prosecute child physical or sexual abuse cases. Grant funds may be used to investigate, prosecute, and provide services in cases involving victims age 11 and older. Grant funds may be used to provide direct services to individuals 10 and under only where such services are an ancillary part of providing services to the individual’s parent who is a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking (such as providing child care services while the parent-victim receives services).
7. Sex offender registry. Grant funds may not be used to create sex offender registries.
8. General firearm use. Grant funds may not be used for firearms-related policies, protocols, training, or data collection and reporting outside of the context of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking cases.

Funding Restrictions can be found at

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Information Session(s):
OVW will post an optional pre-application information session on its website. Viewing of this session is optional and not a requirement to be eligible to apply. Interested applicants needing language assistance should contact this program via email as soon as possible, but no later than December 15, 2021.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicant Actions with Required Dates/Deadlines:
1. Obtain a DUNS number by January 11, 2022. Apply for a DUNS number at or call 1-866-705-5711.
2. Register with SAM by January 11, 2022. Access the SAM online registration through the SAM homepage ( and follow the online instructions for new SAM users. Organizations must update or renew their SAM registration at least once a year to maintain an active status.
3. Register with by January 11, 2022. Once the SAM registration is active, the applicant will be able to complete the registration.
4. Submit Letter of Intent by January 6, 2022.
5. If necessary, request hardcopy submission by January 5, 2022. Applicants that cannot submit an application electronically due to lack of internet access must contact the program to request permission to submit a hardcopy application.
6. Download updated version of Adobe Acrobat at least 48 hours before the deadline.
7. Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL in as early as possible, but no later than 24 – 48 hours prior to the deadline.
8. Register the Entity Administrator and the Application Submitter with JustGrants as early as possible but no later than 48-72 hours before the JustGrants deadline. Once registered in JustGrants, the Application Submitter will receive an emailed link to complete the rest of the application in JustGrants. The Entity Administrator also will need to log into JustGrants to review and invite the applicant’s Authorized Representative(s) before an application can be submitted. More information on JustGrants roles is available on the JustGrants website (
9. Submit the complete application package at least 24 – 48 hours prior to the JustGrants deadline.
10. Confirm application receipt: Applicants should closely monitor their email and JustGrants accounts for any notifications from or JustGrants about a possible failed submission. The user who is authorized to submit applications on behalf of the organization is the one who will receive these notifications. OVW does not send out these notifications, nor does OVW receive a copy of these notifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify OVW of any problems with the application submission process. Submitting the application components at least 48 hours before each deadline ( or JustGrants, as applicable) will enable the applicant to receive notice of a failed submission and provide an opportunity to correct the error before the applicable deadline.

OVW Policy on Late Submissions/Other Submission Requirements: Applications submitted after 11:59 p.m. E.T. on January 20, 2022 will not be considered for funding, unless the applicant receives OVW permission to submit a late application. In limited circumstances, OVW will approve a request to submit an application after the deadline. The lists below provide a description of the circumstances under which OVW will consider such requests. Approval of a late submission request is not an indication of the application’s final disposition. Applications approved for late submission are still subject to the review process and criteria described in this solicitation.

Letter of Intent
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent by January 6, 2022. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.

Registration: To submit an application, all applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants must obtain a DUNS number and register online with SAM and with immediately, but no later than January 11, 2022.

OVW anticipates notifying applicants of funding decisions after April 1, 2022.

Submission: Applications for this program will be submitted through a NEW two-step process:
(1) Submission of the SF-424 and SF-LLL in and
(2) Submission of the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants). Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but not later than 24-48 hours before the deadline.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, and to submit a letter of intent, email OVW at Alternatively, interested parties may call OVW at 202-307-6026.

For technical assistance with, contact Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or

For technical assistance with JustGrants, contact OVW JustGrants Support at 1-866-655-4482 or

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