Your monthly Underserved Grant Resource Email

October 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
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
ALSO recognizes that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Below are some resources related to addressing domestic violence and raising awareness. This list is a collection of national resources, and is not intended to be comprehensive.

ALSO Announcements
We at ALSO are excited to share that as of October 1, we have been awarded another year of continued funding to act as the Underserved Comprehensive TA Provider for Underserved grantees. We are grateful to continue in this role to build off of what we have learned and experienced, and we are excited to develop even more robust programming. ALSO is the technical assistance provider on two other OVW TA projects, including:
Click above to read more about the other TA work that ALSO provides!

We are thankful for our staff, federal funders, consultants, and insightful cohort of grantees who are all partners in this work.
FY19 Grantee Welcome
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the grantees in the FY 2019 cohort! As your TA provider, we are excited to collaborate with all of the grantees in the Underserved program to find thoughtful approaches, creative solutions, and innovative ideas in this important work. We are here with support, resources, guidance, and partnership throughout the entirety of your grant.

Please don't forget sign up for the Grantee Orientation taking place from December 10 - 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana. P lease contact ALSO Project Coordinator Zarena Leblanc at zleblanc@also-chicago.org if you have questions about registration or have completed the form but have not received a confirmation email. Register here !

You should have received a welcome email detailing the breadth of what we offer as technical assistance. A pdf copy is attached here, please pass onto all grant funded staff.

Native Advocates Kickoff Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Every October, advocates and communities from across Indian country and the United States rally together in honor of survivors of domestic violence and support abuse prevention as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). This month, the  National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center   (NIWRC), the  Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center  (AKWRC) and the StrongHearts Native Helpline (StrongHearts) are calling on advocates, Tribal leaders, reservation and urban Indian community members, service providers and Native organizations to rise up in support of the movement to prevent and end domestic violence, which disproportionately affects millions of American Indians and Alaska Natives each year.

OVW Corner
Image Description:   OVW Program Manager Kara Moller sitting at her desk with numerous posters on the wall.
Info from your OVW Program Manager Kara Moller:

I am very excited to welcome the 2019 Underserved Program grantees. As you may or may not know, this year the Underserved Program moved to 3-year grant periods. This year we made 10 Underserved Grants. Please join me in welcoming your FY2019 cohorts:
Non-Underserved Sponsored Webinars & In-Person Trainings*
Succession Planning Within Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations, Part 2
Date: Thursday, October 3
Recorded Webinar
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to identify key elements of a departure defined (planned) leadership succession, apply lessons learned from a real life example of succession planning to your own organizational decision-making, and utilize critical tools and resources for succession planning.

Shared Vision, Shared Work: Engaging Multisector Partners for Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
Time: 11:00 am PT, 12:00 pm MT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET
Date: Thursday , October 17
No one sector can prevent violence on its own and as sexual and intimate partner violence prevention practitioners move to community-level prevention strategies, cross cutting and multisectoral partnerships are crucial for success. This web conference will explore the Collaboration Multiplier tool from Prevention Institute and will feature guests from a state public health department, state sexual and domestic violence coalition, and a rape crisis center all engaged in multisector partnerships.

Housing Rights for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking
Time: 10:30 am PT, 11:30 am MT, 12:30 pm CT, 1:30 pm ET
Date: Wednesday, October 30
Pending Approval
Survivors of domestic and sexual violence face many barriers in accessing and maintaining housing. This webinar will provide an overview of the housing protections that survivors have under federal and state laws to ensure access to safe and affordable housing. The presentation will include common scenarios that survivors experience and discuss legal remedies.

Contact nhlp@nhlp.org
2020 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Violence Across the Lifespan
Date: April 14-16, 2020
Location: Washington, DC
EVAWI's annual conferences focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. This three-day conference will highlight promising practices and emerging issues to effectively responding to these crimes in all of our communities.

*   To use OVW grant funds for any training & technical assistance opportunities, you must submit a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) through the Grant Management System (GMS) to request approval. ALSO Underserved TA Project webinars and in-person trainings (including New Grantee Orientation) do not need prior approval.
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 kara.moller@usdoj.gov.
  • 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 underservedtaproject@also-chicago.org
  • 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 twilliamson@also-chicago.org for assistance navigating these resources.
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