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Submission Deadlines

Before your grant, cooperative agreement, or contract ends, you must submit your product to OVC for review and, after that review, a final submission package that includes any review changes. These two steps must take place—

These are minimum requirements for submissions to be reviewed. OVC is moving to a review process that will incorporate benchmarks for periodic feedback as development proceeds throughout the grant or contract. Setting these benchmarks will be a collaborative process between OVC and grantees.

120 Days Before Your Funding Ends

At least 120 days before your funding ends, you must submit your product to us for review. Build the 120-day product review deadline into your grant or contract timeline.

  • Experts in the field and others within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will review and comment on the product during the review period.

  • We should return the product in 30–90 days, depending on its size and complexity.

  • Be prepared to incorporate substantive and editorial changes into the product per discussion with your grant monitor.

If you are unable to provide a final version of the product 120 days before the grant, cooperative agreement, or contract ends, you may request a no-cost extension to the grant or contract period. These extensions are approved on a case-by-case basis, and all requests must contain a substantive reason justifying the delay.

If substantive changes to the product are required, no additional funds will be made available.

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30 Days Before Your Funding Ends

At least 30 days before your funding ends, you must provide us with a final submission package. This package should include all materials required to move forward with publishing.

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