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Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking

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: 16.016
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Apr 12, 2023

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This program offers grants to support community-based organizations in providing culturally relevant services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as well as the development of innovative culturally specific strategies to enhance access to services and resources for victims who face obstacles to using more traditional programs.

Funds must be used for:

  • 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, direct payments 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.

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

  • American Indians, including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts
  • Asian Americans
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
  • Blacks
  • Hispanics

The applicant organization must:

  1. Have an advisory board or steering committee and staffing which is reflective of the culturally specific community it serves
  2. Have demonstrated expertise in serving victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking or have entered into a formal partnership with an organization having such experience
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000
Award floor: $280,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 17
Estimated total program funding: $5,100,000

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 7, 2023.

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by March 31, 2023.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by April 4, 2023.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Culture and cultural competency · Families · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Housing and homelessness · Human services · LGBTQ+ · Limited English proficient · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse · Women

Organizations (2)

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