U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
05/06/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, states, local and tribal agencies, for-profits, IHEs, and individuals for assessments of diverse existing victim services. Funding priority may be given to researchers early in their careers. Funding is intended to improve understanding of victim services and to fill critical research gaps.
In collaboration with OVC, NIJ seeks proposals for formative evaluations and evaluability assessments of victims of crime service programs. NIJ is interested in evaluations of different types of victim services including, but not limited to, programs embedded in hospitals/trauma centers; umbrella/network organizations; one-stop victim services programs; and/or programs embedded in criminal justice agencies.
NIJ recognizes that many victim services programs may not be ready to support rigorous outcome evaluations, and as such, a phased approach is needed. Applicants should plan to conduct a formative evaluation, as well as an evaluability assessment to determine whether an outcome evaluation of the program or model is possible. Applicants should consider the diverse array of victim service programs.
Evaluation designs should include:
- Descriptive research of victim service program(s) leading to the development of a logic model(s);
- Evaluability and research capacity assessments of programs to be studied, including but not limited to access to data and sample, consent procedures, and agency burden;
- Development of implementation guide for specific program(s); and
- Development of instruments or measures to test fidelity of program(s).
Note: Funding under this solicitation may only be used to cover costs associated with the evaluation, but may include reasonable costs incurred by program personnel to support activities directly and exclusively required for the execution of the evaluation (e.g., manual extraction of administrative records).
New Investigator/Early Career Opportunity:
Goals, Objectives, Deliverables, and Expected Scholarly Products:
GrantWatch ID#: 185450
Expected number of awards: 8
Completing the formative evaluation and evaluability assessment should not exceed a 24-month performance period.
To allow time for (among other things) any necessary post-award review and financial clearance by OJP of the proposed budget and for any associated responses or other action(s) that may be required of the recipient, applicants should propose an award start date of January 1, 2020.
In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, States (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals. Federal agencies are eligible to apply. (Any award made to a federal agency will be made as an inter-agency reimbursable agreement.)
NIJ welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant.
Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply.
What will not be funded:
- Applications primarily to purchase equipment, materials, or supplies. (A budget may include these items if they are necessary to conduct research, development, demonstration, evaluation, or analysis.)
- Applications that are not responsive to this specific solicitation.
- Programs or services unrelated to the scope of the research project or existing programs or services being evaluated.
- Training in support of programs or direct services unrelated to or associated with the proposed research project.
All applications are due by 11:59 PM eastern time on May 6, 2019.
Award notifications will be made by September 30, 2019.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur, and it can take several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation of registration and a user password. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, in order to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
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