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Violence and Abuse in Rural America – Funding & Opportunities

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National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
Funding to reduce violent crime and support law enforcement officers and prosecutors by improving investigations in connection with evidence and cases resulting from the sexual assault kit testing process, as well as other violent cold case crimes. Rural and tribal communities are a program priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2024
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Children's Advocacy National Subgrant Program
Funding for the establishment, improvement, and expansion of Children's Advocacy Centers to provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from the statutorily mandated and other involved agencies. One of the program objectives is to increase the number of resource-poor, geographically isolated, rural, and/or underserved communities developing a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2024
Sponsor: National Children's Alliance (NCA)
Grants to Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program
Grants for the development and operation of nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 13, 2024
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program
Funding for tribes and tribal organizations to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services within tribal lands and Alaska Native villages.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 13, 2024
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples: Thriving Women Program
Grants to support grassroots projects that empower indigenous women-led work to prevent violence against women and girls and nurture healthy and thriving Native peoples and families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2024
Sponsor: Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.
BNSF Railway Foundation Grants
Grants to organizations that operate near a BNSF railway line. Priority areas include health and human service organizations, programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women's and children's aid, transitional shelters, hospitals, medical programs, youth development programs, and federally recognized tribes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide in areas near BNSF rail lines.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Foundation
Indigenous Safe Housing Training and Technical Assistance
Training and technical assistance for organizations looking to provide safe housing for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of gender-based violence.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center
Technical Assistance for Tribal Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters
Technical assistance for tribal domestic violence programs and shelters to build tribal capacity to respond to domestic violence; strengthen advocacy; and improve services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and sex trafficking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
Tribal Domestic Violence Programs COVID-19 Mitigation Grants
Grants for COVID-19 mitigation that supports tribal programs and community organizations serving indigenous survivors of gender-based violence at the intersection of housing instability and homelessness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center
Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction Grant Program Inactive
Grant support and technical assistance for tribes for planning, developing, and implementing changes in tribal criminal justice systems necessary to exercise Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction (STCJ) for covered crimes, which are assault of tribal justice personnel; child violence; dating violence; domestic violence; obstruction of justice; sexual violence; sex trafficking; stalking; and violation of a protection order.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 30, 2024
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2024
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice

Last Updated: 7/16/2024