Your monthly Underserved Grant Resource Email

July 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
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Underserved Summer Institute
We appreciate all of those who joined us in Atlanta for our Underserved Summer Institute this last week.

You can find session materials   posted on ALSO's website. Materiales disponibles también en español.

If you have any lingering questions regarding logistics, please reach out to us at
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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Below are some resources for human trafficking and its intersections with Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault:

Intersections of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault - National Organizational Advocacy Roundtable

Human Trafficking Intersections with Domestic Violence - Becky Owens Bullard Consulting 

Freedom Network USA Resource Library

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-(888) 373-7888 TTY: 711
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Semi-Annual Progress Reporting (Muskie)
The VAWA Measuring Effectiveness Initiative (VAWA MEI) at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, provides training and technical assistance on the semi-annual progress reporting forms used by OVW grantees.

You can find resources for submitting these reports, due July 30, on ALSO's Underserved Tools and Resources Page under the OVW Grant Administration Resources & Webinars tab.

If you have questions as you submit your grant progress report, please contact your ALSO Underserved TA team at , the   VAWA MEI project  at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, or your OVW Program Manager Kara Moller at .
Non-Underserved Sponsored Webinars
A Rural Perspective: Serving Survivors of Domestic or Sexual Violence with Disabilities in Rural Communities
Date: Tuesday, July 16
Survivors of domestic or sexual violence with disabilities frequently face barriers to accessing services. When they live in a rural community, they may have an even more difficult time obtaining accessible services. T his webinar will provide an overview of the challenges rural service providers face, followed by some best practices and solutions.

Aspiring Allies Sharing the Journey, Pushing for Change
Time: 10:00 am PT, 11:00 am MT, 12:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm ET
Date: Wednesday , July 31
Aspiring Ally advocates and trainers will share their journeys of commitment and authenticity in pushing for change in sexual and domestic violence coalitions. Transformation starts with internal change with self, then builds within the organization to the community.

Your ALSO TA Team
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in a beige hallway at 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.