OVC Funding Opportunity: FY 17 V21 Integrated Services for Victims Program: “Increasing Access to Mental Health Services for Victims of Crime”

Deadline to Apply: August 10, 2017.

OVC anticipates that it will make awards under five distinct purpose areas:
1. Purpose Area 1: Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training for Crime Victim Advocates—Help victim service providers properly identify crime victims who may be exhibiting signs of suicidality or who may have a mental illness, refer them to appropriate mental health services, and support their access to such services.
2. Purpose Area 2A: Increasing Access to Victim Services for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Who Have a Serious Mental Illness—Increase the capacity of both victim service providers and mental health service providers to provide mental health services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who also have severe mental illness.
3. Purpose Area 2B: Increasing Access to Victim Services for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Who Have a Serious Mental Illness- Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)- Provide TTA to successful applicants under Purpose Area 2a, in order to increase their capacity to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who also have a severe mental illness.
4. Purpose Area 3A: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services to Traditionally Underserved Victims of Crime—Increase access to mental health services for a wide range of populations of traditionally underserved victims of crime, including: individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT); American Indians and Alaska Natives; individuals who are limited English proficient (LEP); and individuals who reside in rural communities .
5. Purpose Area 3B: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services to Traditionally Underserved Victims of Crime- Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)- Provide TTA to successful applicants under Purpose Area 2A in order to increase their capacity to overcome barriers to accessing mental health services for members of underserved populations.

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