U.S. Department of Justice: Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program
Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (TSASP) supports projects to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by Tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations within Indian country and Alaska Native villages. TSASP funds may be used support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects within Indian country and Alaska Native villages to provide direct intervention and related assistance to those victimized by sexual assault. Direct intervention and related assistance includes:
- 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
- The development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described in 1 – 5
Priority will be given to applications proposing activities in the following area: to improve services for and/or the response to victims of sex trafficking and other severe forms of trafficking in persons who have also experienced sexual assault.
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.
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