Your monthly Underserved Grant Resource Email

November 2019
This product of the ALSO Underserved TA Project is designed for Underserved grantees to provide them with regular and concise information including resources, training opportunities, open solicitations and more.

You can always find more resources on the Underserved TA Tools and Resources page on ALSO's website or through the Online Private Portal for OVW Underserved Grantees.

Happy Resource & Opportunity Finding!
Your Underserved TA Team
Grantee Orientation
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The 2019 Underserved Grantee Orientation has been approved by OVW! It will be taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana from December 10-12 for grantees in the FY19 cohort. You can find details about the Orientation on ALSO's website on the 2019 Underserved Grantee Orientation page .

You may start booking hotel rooms and making travel arrangements now. The deadline to book is November 18th. Session materials will be posted on a rolling basis.

The travel information and the session materials are on password protected pages, as these pages are intended for Underserved grantee access only. If you need assistance accessing these pages, please contact .
OVW Corner
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Info from your OVW Program Manager Kara Moller:

OVW Solicitation season has begun!  

Solicitations are being released on a rolling basis. Once a solicitation has been released, it can be found on or the OVW Website.
Visit the  Open Solicitations  page to learn which grant programs are currently accepting applications. In addition, OVW provides an email subscription service to be notified when new solicitations are released.
Applicants should read individual solicitations in their entirety and follow the instructions set forth in each solicitation. Aspects of solicitations may change from year to year, so do not rely on prior information about any program. 
View OVW FY 2019 Grant Award Information   
Visit  OVW Grant Awards by State and Program  to view prior year awards. From the link, you can access OVW data regarding:
  • Grant Awards by State – lists the OVW amounts and awards to your state/territory.
  • Grant Awards by Program – lists by OVW program type, the total amount of awards and the number of grants awarded in each category.
Reminder: Closeouts
For grants that closed on September 30 th  or closing soon, remember that your closeouts are due 90 days after the award ends. Applicants must complete all close out steps AND submit the close out package in GMS by the 90 day deadline. Remember to factor in time for me to review and approve your final progress report, which GMS requires be approved before the closeout can be submitted. Please submit your closeouts as soon as possible.
Detailed instructions are outlined in the  DOJ Financial Guide . Simplified instructions are also hosted on the ALSO Underserved portal .
Non-Underserved Sponsored Webinars
Providing Rape Crisis Services to Survivors in County Jails
Time: 10:00 am PT, 11:00 am MT, 12:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm ET
Date: Tuesday, November 19
This webinar will discuss how jails differ from prisons who is in jail, why they are there and for how long, how to build relationships with your local county jail staff, how to adjust your services for a jail setting, and post-release services.

Culture-change for Prevention: Advancing Prevention Within and Beyond the Sexual and Domestic Violence Field
Time: 11:00 am PT, 12:00 pm MT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET
Date: Thursday , November 21
Considering the many drivers of sexual and domestic violence, it’s clear that one sector or field cannot prevent the issue alone. In 2018, the Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) expanded its commitment to end domestic violence by focusing on root causes of violence and supporting communities in preventing domestic violence. In this web conference, we’ll engage with practitioners and advocates from two community partnerships in California, supported by BSCF, who are building their capacity to implement culturally-rooted prevention strategies. 

Navigating Difficult Situations: Common Issues SARTs Face
Time: 11:00 am PT, 12:00 pm MT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET
Date: Monday, November 25
Sexual assault response teams are a great strategy to improve access to healing and justice for victims/survivors and increase offender accountability. There are common issues and barriers that teams face as they strengthen the collaborative response. This webinar will focus on common questions from SARTs across the country. 

Your ALSO TA Team
Image Description: ALSO's Underserved TA team posing
in a beige hallway at the 2018 Grantee Orientation.

From L-R: Quenette Walton, Lori Crowder, Lisa Gilmore,
Cristina Damiani, Zarena Leblanc, Topher Williamson 
Have Questions? We are here to help!
  • For questions about grant administration: Contact your OVW Program Manager Kara Moller at
  • For technical assistance support related to substantive and programmatic issues: Contact your ALSO Underserved TA point of contact at their individual email or the team at
  • Remember to check out the TA Tools and Resources page on ALSO's website. Please also register for the Private Portal for access to resources available only to Underserved Grantees. Contact ALSO Program Assistant Topher Williamson at for assistance navigating these resources.
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This project is supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K034 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice.