SMART-2018-5202, SMART FY 18 Sexual Violence Prevention Initiative
Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application.
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
External Deadline: April 16, 2018
Award Information: Type: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 1
Anticipated Amount: $350,000
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Link to Award:
Who May Serve as PI: Eligible applicants are nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for profit organizations), individuals, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), faith-based organizations, and community organizations and consortiums with demonstrated experience in the treatment, assessment and management of adults and juveniles who commit sex offenses, as well as research supporting these practices. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
The SMART Office welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire project. Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application.
The SMART Office seeks applications for the enhancement and advancement of the Sexual
Violence Prevention Initiative (SVPI). The SMART Office assists states, the District of Columbia, territories and tribal jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and promotes innovation and best practices in protecting the public from sexual violence. This program furthers the work of SVPI, a project designed to utilize research and practice to prevent sexual violence and improve sex offender monitoring and to inform OJP’s research and grant-making efforts in this area.
With this solicitation, the SMART Office seeks applications for funding the enhancement and advancement of SVPI. The goal of SVPI is to reduce sexual violence and improve sexual offender monitoring through research and practice. Project objectives to accomplish the goal are to:
- Develop and maintain literature review chapters and research briefs;
- Disseminate research findings to researchers and practitioners; and
- Provide effective program management to achieve project milestones.
Specifically, project activities include the following:
- Updating literature review chapters and research briefs with current and emerging research and practice;
- Developing additional literature review chapters and research briefs on relevant sexual violence prevention and sex offender monitoring topics;
- Drafting topical briefs targeted to specific disciplines or professionals involved in sex offender-related work;
- Detailing how other sex offender-related programming augments SORNA and disseminating this information to SORNA jurisdictions;
- Developing a dissemination plan to reach broad audiences and professions;
- Inventorying sex offender-related policies and practices, as well as sexual violence prevention efforts and identifying potential best practices; and
- Convening a select group of practitioners and experts in investigation and prosecution of sex crimes to discuss and peer review the project’s findings and make recommendations on future directions.
OJP strongly emphasizes the use of data and evidence in policy making and program development in criminal justice, juvenile justice and crime victim services. OJP is committed to —
- improving the quantity and quality of evidence OJP generates;
- integrating evidence into program, practice and policy decisions within OJP and the field; and
- improving the translation of evidence into practice
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