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16.527 Supervised Visitation, Safe Havens for Children
OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protections Act of 2000; Public Law 106-386; 42 U.S.C. 10420, Sec. 1301.
To provide an opportunity for communities to support supervised visitation and safe exchange of children, by and between parents, in situations involving domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grants are available to States, Indian tribal governments, and units of local government that propose to enter into or expand the scope of existing contracts and cooperative agreements with public or private entities to provide supervised visitation and safe visitation exchange of children by and between parents in situations involving domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault or stalking. All applicants are encouraged to enter into a collaborative working relationship with State or local courts and a nonprofit, nongovernmental entity in the local community served, including the State or tribal domestic violence coalition, State or tribal sexual assault coalition, local shelters, and programs for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
Applicant Eligibility: Eligible applicants are States, Indian tribal governments, and units of local government.
Pre-application Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application forms furnished by the Federal agency, in accordance with 28 CFR, Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for this program.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Grants will be made for amounts up to 100 percent of the costs of the programs or projects contained in the approved applications. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by contributing to the costs of their projects. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Semi-annual progress and quarterly financial reports are required, as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the OJP Financial Guide. Upon completion of the grant period, grantees shall file a performance report explaining the activities carried out and including an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program.
Account Identification: 15-0404-0-1-754.
New program. Not available.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
The OJP Financial Guide is applicable.
Regional or Local Office: None.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Not applicable. No awards have been made at this time.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Criteria are established by the Office of Justice Programs and included in an annual Application Kit.