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OVC FY 2020 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program Pre-Application Webinar
April 14, 2020
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), U.S. Department of Justice
3:30-5:00 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Office for Victims of Crime's Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program solicitation.
The purpose of this program per 34 U.S.C. 20127(b)(3), is to support projects that provide the following:
(A) emergency and transitional shelter and housing assistance for domestic violence victims with companion animals, including modifications to existing structures to provide for housing of animals, operating expenses of newly developed or existing emergency and transitional companion animal shelters for companion animals, regardless of whether such shelter is co-located at a victim housing service provider or is elsewhere within the community;
(B) short-term shelter and housing assistance for domestic violence victims with companion animals, including expenses incurred for the temporary shelter, housing, boarding, or fostering of the companion animals of victims of domestic violence and other expenses that are incidental to securing the safety of such a companion animal during the sheltering, housing, or relocation of such victims;
(C) support services designed to enable persons who are fleeing a situation of domestic violence to locate and secure safe housing with the victim's companion animal; safe accommodations for the victim's companion animal; or provide the victim with companion animal-related services, such as transportation, care services, and other assistance.
(D) training for relevant stakeholders on the link between domestic violence and the abuse and neglect of companion animals; the needs of victims of domestic violence; best practices for providing support services to such victims; best practices for providing such victims with referrals to victims' services; and the importance of confidentiality.
The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review its eligibility requirements, deliverables; and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.
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