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Office on Violence Against Women Announces Disability Grant Program Solicitation for FY 2017

Source: Center on Victimization and Safety, Vera Institute of Justice

This week the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) released the solicitation for the Fiscal Year 2017 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program.

People with disabilities and Deaf people experience significantly higher rates of domestic and sexual violence than people without disabilities. Despite these high rates, when survivors with disabilities reach out for help they often find that services in their communities are inaccessible to their disability or unresponsive to the violence in their lives. For over a decade the OVW has been issuing grants through the Disability Grant Program to help communities build their capacity to meet the unique needs of survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors. Over sixty communities have participated in the grant and changed this reality for survivors with disabilities in their community. 

How to Apply

Details for applying to the Disability Grant Program can be found by downloading the solicitation from the Office on Violence Against Women (PDF). All applications are due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (E.T.) on January 26, 2017. For more information, read “Submission Dates and Times” in the solicitation document.

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