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

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.016
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 11, 2024
Application: May 2, 2024

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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:

  • Working with state and local governments and social service agencies to develop and enhance effective strategies to provide culturally specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Strengthening criminal justice interventions, by providing training for law enforcement, prosecution, courts, probation, and correctional facilities on culturally specific responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Enhancing traditional services to the target population through the leadership of culturally specific programs
  • Collaborating with the community to develop education and prevention strategies highlighting culturally specific issues and resources for the target population
  • Providing culturally specific programs for children exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Providing culturally specific resources and services that address the safety, economic, housing, workplace needs, and emergency assistance for the target population
  • Examining the dynamics of culture and its impact on victimization and healing

Priority will be given to proposals that:

  • Advance equity and tribal sovereignty as essential components of the program by improving outreach, services, civil and criminal justice responses
  • Strengthen efforts to prevent and end sexual assault, including victim services and civil and criminal justice responses
  • Expand economic justice and financial advocacy, including as a tool for violence prevention, for the target population

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: $400,000
Award floor: $450,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 50
Estimated total program funding: $22,500,000

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 April 11, 2024.

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by May 2, 2024.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by May 7, 2024.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Children and youth · Community engagement and volunteerism · Criminal justice system · Culture and cultural competency · Employment and unemployment · Families · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Self-sufficiency · Women

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