Education, Training, and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities
CSFA Number: 444-80-0175
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Teresa Tudor
Short Description
The Department's Systems Change Initiatives are dedicated to improving the identification of and response to domestic and sexual violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people by examining the intersection of violence and disabilities. Through a collaborative approach between the statewide victim services and disability service systems, barriers to survivors with disabilities accessing services are addressed, outreach and education efforts are enhanced and trauma-informed support systems are strengthened. These system change initiatives are supported entirely through grants from the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. IDHS collaborates with several other state entities having influence and/or authority over disability or victim service systems. As a part of these two federal grants, improvement in the state response is addressed through enhancing state standards, providing training and technical assistance to disability and victim services, resource development and engagement of self-advocates. The collaborative partners were submitted as a part of the grant application and approved by the Office on Violence Against Women.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
This program is authorized by 42 U.S.C. ยง 3796gg-7, CFDA 16.529
Objectives and Goals
Purpose Areas: To provide personnel, training, technical assistance, advocacy, intervention, risk reduction (including using evidence-based indicators to assess the risk of domestic and dating violence homicide) and prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against individuals with disabilities;To provide technical assistance to assist with modifications to existing policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure equal access to the services, programs, and activities of victim service providers for individuals with disabilities;To develop model programs providing advocacy and intervention services within organizations serving individuals with disabilities who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Eligibility Requirements
Approved by Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women as a MOU partner and contractual recipient in the IDHS application.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
This is a continuation grant; therefore, IDHS must maintain original MOU partners and contractual partners and the scope of services/activities. This is a statewide systems change grant and all MOU partners are state level entities.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $427,256
FY 2018 : $381,655
FY 2019 : $230,004
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details17-444-80-0175-01$129950 - $22443705/16/2016 - 06/06/2016 : 12:00pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYT04906-FCSYT04906Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence07/01/201906/30/2020328,658