Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Firearms Technical Assistance Project Call For Proposals


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), invites proposals from communities to participate in the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Firearms Technical Assistance Project (FTAP). The overall objective of the FTAP is to help communities identify challenges limiting a more robust implementation of domestic violence firearms laws in their jurisdictions and assist them in establishing a localized response that is best suited to their communities’ unique needs and characteristics. NCJFCJ seeks proposals from communities reflective of the geographic diversity across the country, including rural, urban, suburban, and tribal settings, as well as sites with differing governing laws.

The FTAP is funded by OVW and is a collaborative project of OVW, NCJFCJ, and a consortium of national organizations, including AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women; Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence; the Battered Women’s Justice Project; Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network; the Center for Court Innovation; the International Association of Chiefs of Police; the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center; Ujima, Inc.: The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in the Black Community; and Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, DVHP Team Project Director from Howard University. Staff from these organizations will provide strategic training and technical assistance (TA) to the project sites throughout the project period, drawing upon their specialized expertise where appropriate.

Selected sites will receive ongoing, intensive training, technical assistance, and support from expert staff, consultants, and mentor communities. In addition, it is anticipated that funding will be available for travel expenses for a team to participate in the all-sites meeting and for additional travel to obtain training, participate in site visits and/or peer mentoring activities, or for other purposes related to project activities.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include: States and U.S. Territories; Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and tribal consortia; state, tribal, and local courts; units of local government; victim service providers; and non-profit community organizations.

Deadline for Proposals: 10 p.m. PT on October 15, 2018. Submit all application materials to

Letters of Intent: To assist NCJFCJ in planning for the review process, letters of intent should be emailed to by September 12, 2018. Please note, however, that letters of intent are optional. Interested applicants who do not submit a letter of intent by the deadline can still apply.

Applicants will be notified of the selected Firearms Technical Assistance Project (FTAP) communities by March 1, 2019.