U.S. Department of Justice: Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on Campus Program
The Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program) encourages developing and strengthening effective security and investigation strategies to combat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campuses, developing and strengthening victim services in cases involving such crimes on campuses, which include partnerships with local criminal justice authorities and community-based victim services agencies, and developing and strengthening prevention education and awareness programs.
Funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:
- To provide personnel, training, technical assistance, data collection, and other equipment with respect to the increased apprehension, investigation, and adjudication of persons committing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus.
- To develop, strengthen, and implement campus policies, protocols, and services that more effectively identify and respond to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, including the use of technology to commit these crimes, and to train campus administrators, campus security personnel, and personnel serving on campus disciplinary or judicial boards on such policies, protocols, and services.
- To implement and operate education programs for the prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
- To develop, enlarge, or strengthen victim services programs and population specific services on the campuses of the institutions involved, including programs providing legal, medical, or psychological counseling, for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to improve delivery of victim assistance on campus. To the extent practicable, such an institution shall collaborate with victim service providers in the community in which the institution is located. If appropriate victim services programs are not available in the community or are not accessible to students, the institution shall, to the extent practicable, provide a victim services program on campus or create a victim services program in collaboration with a community-based organization.
- To create, disseminate, or otherwise provide assistance and information about victims’ options on and off campus to bring disciplinary or other legal action, including assistance to victims in immigration matters.
- To develop, install, or expand data collection and communication systems, including computerized systems, linking campus security to the local law enforcement for the purpose of identifying and tracking arrests, protection orders, violations of protection orders, prosecutions, and convictions with respect to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus.
- To provide capital improvements (including improved lighting and communications facilities but not including the construction of buildings) on campuses to address the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
- To support improved coordination among campus administrators, campus security personnel, and local law enforcement to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus.
- To develop or adapt and provide developmental, culturally appropriate, and linguistically accessible print or electronic materials to address both prevention and intervention in domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
- To develop or adapt population specific strategies and projects for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking from underserved populations on campus.
Applicants proposing to use grant funds under purpose areas 6 and/or 7 must ensure that these grant-funded activities are part of an overall comprehensive coordinated campus and community response that includes proposed activities under other purpose areas.
Amount: Approximately $20,000,000 is available to make up to 50 awards ranging up to $300,000 for Individual projects and up to $750,000 for Consortia projects for a period of 36 months.
An individual applicant is a single institution of higher education that proposes to develop and implement project activities on its own campus. A consortium applicant involves two or more institutions of higher education working together to implement the project activities.
Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, including tribal colleges and universities and historically black colleges.
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