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Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Assistance Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.589
Office on Violence Against Women
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 11, 2018
Application: Feb 15, 2018



This program supports collaborative projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities.

Funds may be used to:

  • Identify, assess, and appropriately respond to child, youth, and adult victims and work with a network of partners within a rural community to provide legal services, health services, and basic provisions to victims
  • Establish and expand nonprofit, nongovernmental, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local government victim services in rural areas or rural communities to child, youth, and adult victims
  • Increase the safety and well-being of rural women and children by dealing directly and immediately with issues of violence
  • Raising awareness of and preventing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities

Applications that focus primarily on programs addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking in African American, elderly, or immigrant communities in rural areas will be given special consideration.


Applications will be accepted from:

  • States
  • Indian Tribes
  • Territories
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit (public or private) entities, including tribal nonprofit organizations.

Applicants must demonstrate that the targeted area to be served is a rural area or community, as defined by Statute. Applicants can use HRSA's rural eligibility tool to check eligibility.

Eligible applications must include a sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking victim service provider as the lead applicant and/or a formal project partner.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Award floor: $350,000
Project period: 36 months
Total Funding Available: $35,000,000
Number of Awards: 50

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit a letter of registration to by January 11, 2018.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · African Americans · Children and youth · Elderly population · Human services · Immigrants · Women

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