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U.S. Department of Justice: Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program

Deadline: March 20, 2015

Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are serious problems on college and university campuses. Congress created the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program) in recognition of the unique issues and challenges that colleges and universities face in preventing and responding to these crimes.

The Campus Program encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, respond to and prosecute these crimes. The development of campus-wide coordinated responses involving campus victim service providers, law enforcement officers, health providers, housing officials, administrators, student leaders, faith-based leaders, representatives from student organizations, and disciplinary board members is critical. To be effective, campus responses must also link to local off-campus criminal justice agencies and service providers, including local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, courts, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim advocacy and victim services organizations.

Campuses are encouraged to create or revitalize large-scale efforts that treat sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as serious offenses by adopting policies and protocols, developing victim services and programs that prioritize victim safety, ensuring offender accountability, and implementing effective prevention approaches. Colleges and universities should demonstrate to every student that these crimes will not be tolerated, that perpetrators will face serious consequences, and that holistic services are available for victims.

Amount: There will be an estimated $12,000,000 for 35 awards.

  • Individual Projects: up to $300,000.
  • Consortia Projects: 2-4 campus consortia – up to $550,000 or 5 or more campus consortia – up to $750,000.

Eligibility: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education. See the notice for more specific requirements.

Link: http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/ovw/pages/attachments/2015/02/06/campus_program_solicitation.pdf

Note: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of registration to ovw.campus@usdoj.gov by March 2, 2015. This will ensure that applicants are well-positioned to successfully submit an application by the deadline.

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