42 USC 3796gg7 - Education, training, and enhanced services to end violence against and abuse of women with disabilities

(a) In general 
The Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, may award grants to eligible entities
(1) to provide training, consultation, and information on domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault against individuals with disabilities (as defined in section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12102)); and
(2) to enhance direct services to such individuals.
(b) Use of funds 
Grants awarded under this section shall be used

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(1) to provide personnel, training, technical assistance, advocacy, intervention, risk reduction and prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault against disabled individuals;
(2) to conduct outreach activities to ensure that disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault receive appropriate assistance;
(3) to conduct cross-training for victim service organizations, governmental agencies, courts, law enforcement, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities about risk reduction, intervention, prevention and the nature of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault for disabled individuals;
(4) 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 organizations for disabled individuals;
(5) to provide training and technical assistance on the requirements of shelters and victim services organizations under Federal antidiscrimination laws, including
(A) the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 [42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.]; and
(B) section 794 of title 29;
(6) to modify facilities, purchase equipment, and provide personnel so that shelters and victim service organizations can accommodate the needs of disabled individuals;
(7) to provide advocacy and intervention services for disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault; or
(8) to develop model programs providing advocacy and intervention services within organizations serving disabled individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

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(c) Eligible entities 

(1) In general 
An entity shall be eligible to receive a grant under this section if the entity is
(A) a State;
(B) a unit of local government;
(C) an Indian tribal government or tribal organization; or
(D) a nonprofit and nongovernmental victim services organization, such as a State domestic violence or sexual assault coalition or a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization serving disabled individuals.
(2) Limitation 
A grant awarded for the purpose described in subsection (b)(8) of this section shall only be awarded to an eligible agency (as defined in section 796f–51 of title 29).
(d) Underserved populations 
In awarding grants under this section, the Director shall ensure that the needs of underserved populations are being addressed.
(e) Authorization of appropriations 
There are authorized to be appropriated $10,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2007 through 2011 to carry out this section.
[1] See References in Text note below.