OVW’s Legal Assistance for Victims Program Expanding Legal Services Initiative (ELSI) is intended to enable eligible organizations that do not currently offer legal services to establish a program that provides legal representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Organizations funded under this solicitation may be eligible for up to five years of funding, two years under this solicitation and an additional three years of noncompetitive funding, provided certain conditions are met. Eligible applicants include Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, legal service providers, and victim service providers.

 Important Dates and Information 

  • Application deadline for Grants.gov: March 6, 2023 – 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Application deadline for JustGrants: March 8, 2023 – 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Letter of Intent: January 26, 2023
  • Preapplication call: January 19, 2023, 2:00 p.m. ET

To submit an application, all applicants must register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov. To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants should register online with SAM and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than February 13, 2023.

The LAV Program produced a webinar on October 6, 2022 to answer questions about the ELSI solicitation. Watch the webinar and download the presentation.

View the Solicitation