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U.S. Department of Justice: Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program

Deadline: March 28, 2018

Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (TSASP) is dedicated solely to the provision of direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. TSASP funds may be used support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects within Indian country and Alaska Native villages to assist those victimized by sexual assault.

Projects funded through TSASP are required to engage in the following sexual assault specific direct victim services:

  • Core sexual assault services must include crisis intervention, advocacy, information and referral, counseling, support groups, and support for significant others including the victim’s non-offending family or household members.
  • Services for survivors of sexual assault perpetrated by persons other than intimate partners. Proposed projects must serve a broad range of survivors (e.g., victims of sex trafficking who have also experienced sexual assault, adults abused as children, child and youth survivors, and adults sexually assaulted by a person other than an intimate partner, such as a stranger, neighbor, family member, or coworker).

Sexual assault specific direct victim services may include, but are 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 their family or household members
  • Information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and their non-offending family or household members
  • Community-based, culturally-specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities
  • Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services available

Priority will be given to applications proposing activities in the following area: improve services for and/or the response to victims of sex trafficking and other severe forms of trafficking in persons who have also experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. Applicants under this priority area must demonstrate support for the application, through a letter of support, from a local, state, tribal, and/or federal law enforcement agency and/or a local, state, tribal, and/or federal prosecutor’s office.

Amount: A total of $3,000,000 is available to make up to 10 awards that range from $275,000-$325,000. The project period is 36 months.

Eligibility: Indian tribes, tribal consortiums, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300678

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