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OVW and TA providers have hosted several educational webinars for OVW TA Providers, grantees, potential grantees, and subgrantees. These webinars provide an overview of grants financial management, grant fraud investigations, federal civil rights obligations, the grant management system, and rural TA providers and their projects.

Civil Rights Obligations of Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance

February 25, 2015

Presenter: Debra Murphy, Attorney-Advisor, Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

This webinar will familiarize grantees with their civil rights and nondiscrimination responsibilities under VAWA and other legislation. It will address service accessibility for people with disabilities, language access, services for male survivors and sex-segregated services, and nondiscrimination as pertains to sexual orientation and gender identity. You might find it helpful to review the VAWA nondiscrimination FAQs before the webinar. Click here for FAQs


Rural Grantee Webinar Series Part 3

February 23, 2015

Presenters: International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), University of Arkansas, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership

This webinar series provides information to OVW rural grantees about the TA providers and projects that serve the rural grant program, with rural TA providers presenting on their OVW TA projects.


Rural Grantee Webinar Series Part 2

February 20, 2015

Presenters: Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA), Resource Sharing Project, Praxis International, Inc.

This webinar series provides information to OVW rural grantees about the TA providers and projects that serve the rural grant program, with rural TA providers presenting on their OVW TA projects.


Rural Grantee Webinar Series Part 1

February 17, 2015

Presenters: Catholic Legal Immigrant Network, Inc. (CLINIC), National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP), Victim Rights Law Center (VLRC), American Bar Association (ABA)

This webinar series provides information to OVW rural grantees about the TA providers and projects that serve the rural grant program, with rural TA providers presenting on their OVW TA projects.


FY 2014 Rural Grantee Orientation Presentation

January 27, 2015

Presenters: Debbie Bright and Charlotte Turpin, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice

This webinar provides an overview of basic information required to successfully manage your Rural grant and include topics such as special conditions, training and technical assistance, OVW TA vs. Non-sponsored OVW TA, grant adjustment notices and submission, types of GANs, deliverables, reports, and closeout.


The Department of Justice Grant Auditing Process

January 21, 2015

Presenters: Frank Roller, CPA, CFE, Assistant Regional Audit Manager Washington Regional Audit Office, United States Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General

This webinar will familiarize grantees with the Department of Justice grant audit process.


Using the Grants Management System (GMS) to Manage your OVW Award

December 19, 2014

Presenters: Kyle Lohrke, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice

This webinar is an overview of the Grants Management System (GMS) and how grantees use it to submit Grant Adjustment Notices (GANs) and grant reports and make other formal changes to their awards. Program and financial points-of-contact who are new to using GMS should participate.


Overview of Grant Fraud Investigations

December 9, 2014

Presenters: Ken Dieffenbach, Senior Special Agent, Fraud Division, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice

This webinar provides an overview of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and its role in detecting and deterring waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ-funded programs. A question and answer (Q&A) session will follow the presentation. Program and financial points-of-contact who are: a) new to managing OVW awards; and/or b) received an FY 2014 OVW award and will not be attending an in-person grantee orientation should participate.


Overview of Grants Financial Management

December 2, 2014

Presenters: Suheyla Lasky, Financial Analyst, Grants Financial Management Division, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice

This webinar is intended to help OVW grantees manage their OVW awards in accordance with the OVW Grants Financial Management Guide and other applicable rules and regulations. A question and answer (Q&A) session will follow the presentation. Program and financial points-of-contact who are: a) new to managing OVW awards; and/or b) received an FY 2014 OVW award and will not be attending an in-person grantee orientation should participate.