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

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.589
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 27, 2023
Application: Apr 11, 2023

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This program supports 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
  • Develop, expand, implement, and improve the quality of sexual assault forensic medical examination or sexual assault nurse examiner programs

Special consideration will be given to projects that:

  • Advance racial equity as an essential component of ending sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking
  • Strengthen efforts to prevent and end sexual assault, including victim services and civil and criminal justice responses

A complete list of program scope, allowable and unallowable activities, and priority areas determined by the Office on Violence Against Women is available in the application instructions.


Applications will be accepted from:

  • States
  • 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 should consult the rural eligibility documentation process.

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: $950,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 55
Estimated total program funding: $32,000,000

Application process

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

Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to email a letter of intent to by March 27, 2023.

Applications are submitted through a two-step process with the SF-424 and SF-LLL due in on April 11, 2023 and the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) due on April 18, 2023.

Applicant information session
March 14, 2023
3:00 p.m. Eastern
Register by March 10 via email to or call 202.598.0107

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Black or African American · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Elderly population · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Human services · Immigrants · Self-sufficiency · Women

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