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Resource Email is here!

February 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 Underserv ed 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
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. As we are wrapping up the month, here are some teen dating violence resources from Break the Cycle .

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ALSO-hosted 2019 Underserved Summer Institute

The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), in partnership with the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO), will host the:

2019 Underserved Summer Institute
Atlanta, Georgia
July 16-18, 2019

Keep an eye out for registration in the coming weeks!
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OVW Corner
Info from your OVW Program Manager Kara Moller:

Prior approval is needed to make a change to key persons specified in your grant award. Grant recipients must submit a Grant Adjustment Notice (Program Office) if filling a new position that was blank in the application, replacing a key person identified in the application, or changing the level of effort (LOE) of an approved key person. Key people are those specified in the approved application.  

The Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) should include an explanation of the change being made and, at minimum, a resume for the new person. Additional information such as position descriptions are also encouraged.
Recent ALSO-hosted Webinar
During this webinar, facilitated by ALSO consultant Lisa Gilmore , Underserved Grantees learned about strategies and best practices for conducting intakes. This webinar was a follow up to a session at the 2018 Underserved Fall Institute in Chicago, IL.

This webinar is closed captioned in English and Spanish.

You can access all archived webinars through the   Online Private Portal for Underserved Grantees .
Image Text: U.S. Department of Justice OVW Office on Violence Against Women Working Together to End the Violence
OVW Open Solicitations
Solicitations are open for several OVW grants.

This page on DOJ's website provides general information about how to apply for OVW grants and cooperative agreements. Specific questions about a solicitation or application should be directed to the contact listed in the  solicitation .

You can also contact OVW via email at or by phone at 202.307.6026. 

Below are samples of some current open solicitations:

Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program
Due: March 5th

Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies
Due: March 6th

Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program
Due: March 14th

Check out a complete list of all current open solicitations here!
Non-Underserved Sponsored Webinars *
Using Story Circles to Capture Local Community Responses to Gender-based Violence
Host: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Date: February 27, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm PT, 1:00 pm MT, 2:00 pm CT, 3:00 pm ET
In this free, one-hour webinar for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, StoryCenter's Amy Hill will introduce a simple, community-based process for sharing and capturing poignant personal stories of how people are taking action. The Story Circle process brings small groups together to explore meaningful moments from their lives, connect with each other, and identify ways they can take leadership on critical social issues.

Faith, Spirituality and Religion and their Complex Relationship to Recovery and Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence 
Host: Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence
Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 am PT, 12:00 pm MT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET
This is the second webinar in Safe Havens' 2019 webinar series entitles "What's faith got to do with it? Supporting victims and survivors of faith." Presented by Marianne Winters of Safe Passage, this webinar will focus on the intersection between faith, spirituality, religion, and sexual violence.

* To use OVW grant funds for any training & technical assistance opportunities, you must send an email to your OVW Program Manager, Kara Moller, at   to request approval. ALSO Underserved TA Project webinars and in-person trainings (including New Grantee Orientation) do not need prior approval.
Insightful Readings
Title: Black Autistics Exist: An Argument For Intersectional Disability Justice
By:  ChrisTiana ObeySumner
Approximate Reading Time: 20 minutes

This article explores the realities of living at the intersections of the identities as a Black, femme, Autistic and the nuances, dynamics, obstacles, and experiences that are at play. With an emphasis on pushing for more research, this personal article is illuminating about how narrative breeds understanding.

Title: A Longitudinal Examination of Teen Dating Violence from Adolescence to Young Adulthood
By: Ryan C. Shorey
Approximate Reading Time: 30 minutes
Violence plagues far too many intimate relationships, including those of young people. A recently released study funded by the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice reveals the prevalence of teen dating violence and focuses on preventing it.

Image Description: ALSO's Underserved TA team posing in hallway at 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 Grant Manager Kara Moller at .

For technical assistance support related to substantive and programmatic issues:
Contact your ALSO Underserved TA 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 only to Underserved Grantees. Contact 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.