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Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant 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: 16.023
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 28, 2020
Application: Feb 12, 2020

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The Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program awards funding to nonprofit organizations that offer culturally specific sexual assault services.

Proposed activities regarding sexual assault victim services must extend beyond intimate partner sexual violence and include services to a broad range of survivors, such as:

  • Adults abused as children
  • Child and youth survivors
  • Adults sexually assaulted by those other than an intimate partner

A priority area for the Office on Violence Against Women is to address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to sexual assault.

Activities may include, but not be limited to:

  • 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referrals
  • Accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems
  • 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
  • Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services offered

Eligible applicants are private, nonprofit organizations with the primary purpose of providing culturally specific services to one or more of the following racial and ethnic communities:

  • American Indians
  • Alaska Natives
  • Asian Americans
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
  • African Americans
  • Hispanics

Organizations must meet specific eligibility requirements as described in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award range: $290,000 - $300,000
Project period: 36 months
Estimated number of awards: 12
Total funding available: $3,750,000

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 submit a letter of intent to by January 28, 2020.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Families · Hispanic or Latino · Human services · Limited English proficient · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Women

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