Federal Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) coalition grants account for a large percentage of sexual assault and dual coalition budgets. Understanding commonly used acronyms and who to ask for help is key to maintaining this vital source of funding. To support coalition staff during times of transition and orientation, RSP has compiled a glossary of federal grant-related terms. This grant glossary provides introductory information and insight into frequently referenced words, systems, and forms needed to apply for and receive OVW grants.
The glossary is divided into two sections. The first section includes terms related to registering your coalition and updating its organizational information to continue qualifying for federal grants. The second section includes terms related to applying for, accepting, and using OVW grant awards.