Office on Violence Against Women: Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program
The Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (Tribal SASP) provides funding directly to
tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services. Tribal agencies, organizations, and nonprofits provide critical and culturally relevant services that are specifically responsive to the needs of sexual assault victims within tribal communities. Overall, the purpose of SASP is to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, police departments, etc.), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, non-offending family and household members of victims, and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault.
Sexual assault victim assistance may include, but is not necessarily limited to:
- 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral
- Accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings
- Crisis intervention, short-term individual and group support services, and comprehensive service coordination and supervision to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members
- Information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and family or household members
- Community-based, culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities
- Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services
Eligibility: Applicants are limited to federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations.
Amount: Nine grants of up to $300,000 each will be made.
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