The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has recently expanded its Firearms Technical Assistance Project (FTAP), which aims to help communities across the country reduce domestic violence homicides and injuries committed with firearms.
In 2019, OVW and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges launched FTAP, which was designed to help communities implement policies, protocols and promising practices to prevent abusers from having access to firearms in domestic violence cases. As part of the announcement, OVW released a solicitation to fund six new FTAP sites in addition to the six existing FTAP sites, which include: Birmingham, Alabama; Muscogee (Creek) Nation; Columbus, Ohio; Brooklyn, New York; the state of Vermont; and Spokane, Washington.
Pre-application information sessions will be held on September 1: see the solicitation for details on registering for these sessions. Applications for this program will be submitted through a new two-step process: step 1 must be completed by September 20, 2021, and step 2 must be completed by September 22, 2021. See the solicitation for details regarding submission requirements. View the solicitation announcement to learn more.