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Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.023
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 14, 2024
Application: Apr 4, 2024

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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 victims and survivors
  • Adults sexually assaulted by those other than an intimate partner

Interventions and assistance may include:

  • 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
  • Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described above

Planning grants are also available to establish culturally specific sexual assault services. Proposed activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating in site visits, peer-to-peer exchange, and technical assistance events
  • Developing relevant policies and procedures
  • Delivering culturally specific sexual assault training to staff and leadership
  • Funding a project/planning coordinator
  • Creating and/or revising program documents
  • Coordinating and conducting planning meetings
  • Establishing an advisory/consulting committee

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
  • Blacks
  • Hispanics
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award range: $300,000 - $375,000
Project period: 36 months
Estimated number of awards: 20
Total funding available: $7,500,000

Up to 4 planning grants will be made for up to $100,000 for a period of up to 24 months.

Application process

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

While not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to email a letter of intent to by March 14, 2024.

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by April 4, 2024.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by April 9, 2024.

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 · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Women

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