The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that improves the response to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable. Disability Grant Program funds are used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area; and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work.
Eligible applicants are limited to: States; units of local government; Indian tribal governments or tribal organizations; or victim service providers, such as state or tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions, or nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities in the United States or U.S. territories.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to OVW.Disabilities@usdoj.gov by March 16, 2022. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.