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Advanced Nursing Education - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) 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: 93.247
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 26, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:

Adanna Agbo

Karen Delia Breeden

For grants management or budget questions:
Latisha Nibblett


The Advanced Nursing Education - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program provides grants to increase the number of registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and forensic nurses trained and certified as sexual assault nurse examiners, with a preference for projects that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations or help meet public health nursing needs in state or local health departments.

Required activities include:

  • Identify appropriate RN, APRN, and forensic nurses within the targeted recruitment area to receive SANE training
  • Provide funding and coordination for the participants to attend established didactic and clinical training to become SANEs, including enhancement of clinical skills sites as applicable
  • Identify and establish practice partners for clinical training completion with multidisciplinary teams or preceptors that respond to cases of sexual assault
  • Provide support and coordination to ensure that the participants are completing required clinical practice hours for SANE certification
  • Provide funding support for the participants to take SANE certification/ recertification examinations
  • Track the participants from recruitment, training, completion of certification requirements, to successful completion of SANE certification examination
  • Provide support and resources to enhance practice and increase retention of SANEs, including promotion of engagement in a community of practice, technical assistance, counseling support, and continuing education
  • Establish use of innovative training modalities including telehealth and tele-education
  • Identify and implement a plan to sustain the program after the project period ends

Eligible applicants in the 50 states and U.S. territories include:

  • Accredited schools of nursing
  • Nursing centers
  • Nurse-managed health clinics
  • Academic health centers
  • State or local health departments
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Public and nonprofit hospitals
  • Emergency healthcare service providers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Clinics receiving funding under Title X
  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Native American organizations
  • Other relevant public or private nonprofit entities
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 16
Estimated total program funding: $8,000,000

Application process

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

Applicant webinar
Recording playback number: 719.457.0820
Passcode: 3322116

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Mental health · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Rural Health Clinics

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