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OVC FY 15 Language Access Training and Technical Assistance Program

Post Date

May 8th 2015

Application Due Date

June 24th 2015

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Income Security and Social Services

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


Eligible applicants are limited to private for-profit, nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations (including tribal organizations); institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education); and public agencies (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), that can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of language access issues Eligible applicants must also have the staff resources and capability to develop or enhance national-scope resources for the crime victimsŠ¼ field or allied professionals in the area of language access. A private nonprofit organization does not need to have 501(c)(3) status to apply for grant funding under this solicitation. OVC may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations. For additional eligibility information, see Section C. Eligibility Information.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $1000000

Grant Description

OVC will make one award of up to $1,000,000 to a national-scope organization to enhance training, technical assistance, public awareness, and capacity building resources on language access for victim service providers and allied professionals. The objectives of this program are to improve access to services for victims who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, or who have limited English proficiency; increase victim service providers' and allied professionals' understanding of their legal and ethical obligations related to language access; and produce high-quality training and technical assistance and products to improve language access. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 24, 2015, deadline.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Justice

  • Office:

    Office of Justice Programs

  • Agency Contact:

    Lindsay Waldrop, Victim Justice Program Specialist by telephone at 202_353-0486.

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    For Programmatic Issues

  • Agency Email Address:

  • Location:

    Office for Victims of Crime

  • More Information:

    OVC Funding Opportunity

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