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U.S. Department of Justice: Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program

Deadline: February 24, 2015

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice. Created in 1995, OVW implements the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation and provides national leadership on issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. In FY 2015, funds under the Sexual Assault Services (SAS) Culturally Specific Program may be used to establish, maintain, and expand culturally specific intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. Intervention services and related assistance may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  1. Crisis intervention, short-term individual and group support, information, and referral services
  2. Accompaniment and advocacy services
  3. Culturally specific approaches to healing
  4. Comprehensive service coordination and supervision
  5. Outreach activities to culturally specific communities
  6. Development and distribution of informational materials on issues related to sexual assault services provided by the agency

Amount: Up to 9 grants ranging from $280,000-$300,000 will be made.

Eligibility: Applicants are limited to private nonprofit organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Blacks, or Hispanics.

Link: http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/ovw/pages/attachments/2015/01/06/sas_csp_solicitation.pdf

Notes: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of registration to [email protected] by February 3, 2015. This will ensure that applicants are well-positioned to successfully submit an application by the deadline. This letter will not obligate potential applicants to submit an application.

OVW will conduct Pre-Application Conference Calls for anyone interested in submitting an application for the Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program. Participation in these calls is optional.

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