Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Published 4:35 p.m. ET April 10, 2020 | Updated 4:35 p.m. ET April 10, 2020CLOSEHome isn’t the safest place for some people to be.With shelter-at-home orders raising the risk for domestic violence, the NFL is awarding grants to grass-roots organizations in areas most affected by COVID-19. The recipients have not been announced yet.“For this round, we (decided we) would focus really on these grass-roots organizations that are literally serving people every day, through direct service,” said Anna Isaacson, the NFL’s senior vice president of social responsibility.The NFL has worked with the National Domestic Violence Hotline, as well as other groups that advocate for physical and sexual abuse survivors, since the fall of 2014, when the league and commissioner Roger Goodell were widely criticized for turning a blind eye to intimate partner violence. When states and cities began issuing shelter-at-home orders to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Isaacson said the league reached out to that group of advisers to see how it could best help.The uncertainty and economic insecurity created by the pandemic, coupled with family members being in close proximity for extended periods of time, can trigger episodes of domestic and sexual violence.“We had a


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