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Sexual Assault Forensic-Medical and Advocacy Services for Tribes (FAST) Initiative

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.841
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 20, 2019
Application: Jan 10, 2020

Lucille Moran

Ginger Baran Lyons


Sexual Assault Forensic-Medical and Advocacy Services for Tribes Initiative (Short Title: FAST) provides grants to establish, sustain, and/or expand programs offering sexual assault medical forensic exams and sexual assault victim services in tribal communities. Priority will be given to applicants proposing innovative ways of bringing experienced Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFEs) to remote tribal communities, such as traveling SAFEs, telemedicine, rural preceptorships, or other promising or entirely new approaches.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State, local, and federally recognized Tribal governments
  • Agencies of state, local, or federally recognized Tribal governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Tribal organizations
  • Entities whose principal purpose is to provide healthcare, such as hospitals, clinics, and health departments
  • Institutions of higher education

Eligible applicants must demonstrate, directly or through partnerships, capacity in 3 areas:

  1. Provision of healthcare
  2. Provision of confidential victim services to survivors of sexual assault
  3. Expertise working with tribal communities

The Office on Violence Against Women is particularly interested in proposals to operate in a regional service model or otherwise provide services to multiple tribal communities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $2,000,000
Award floor: $500,000
Project period: 30 months
Estimated number of awards: 6
Estimated total program funding: $7,000,000

Application process

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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to by December 20, 2019.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Criminal justice system · Human services

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