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Violence and Abuse in Rural America – Funding & Opportunities

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Justice for Families Program Solicitation
Grants to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. One of the program priorities includes addressing the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 20, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2020
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Sexual Assault Forensic-Medical and Advocacy Services for Tribes (FAST) Initiative
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 20, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2020
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
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
Elder Maltreatment Survey: Data Collection Assistance
Technical assistance for American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads in the collection of local data on elder abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
Strengthening the Tribal Response to Violence Against Native Women
Training, technical assistance, and resources designed to help individual tribal governments and tribal communities strengthen the response to effectively address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Opportunities
Live, online, and clinical training courses related to the identification, collection, and preservation of medical forensic evidence obtained during the treatment of victims of sexual and domestic violence.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health, International Association of Forensic Nurses
Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Inactive
Grants to implement and provide housing and trauma-informed, victim-centered services for victims of human trafficking, including victims in tribal and rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Technical Assistance for Tribal Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters Inactive
On-site 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
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsor: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
Human Trafficking Leadership Academy: Preventing Trafficking among Native Youth Inactive
A leadership development program for survivor leaders and ally professionals from diverse backgrounds, traditions, cultures, and experiences. Fellows will use trauma-informed principles, survivor-informed practices, knowledge and understanding of culture/tradition in Native communities, and knowledge of health and wellness in Native communities to address the project question, "How can culture be a protective factor in preventing trafficking among Native youth?"
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2019
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program Inactive
Grants for tribal communities to improve services for victims of crime. Funding may support a comprehensive range of activities including needs assessment, strategic planning, program development and implementation, program expansion, and other activities needed to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2019
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Direct Services to Support Victims of Human Trafficking Inactive
Grants for direct services to victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking, as well as for efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking through the development of inter-agency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 19, 2019
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Using Telehealth to Improve Care, Access, and Quality of Sexual Assault Forensic Exams Inactive
Grants to enhance the care for sexual assault victims, improve access and quality of forensic examinations, and expand access to the expertise of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners through telehealth technology for communities with limited access.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 17, 2019
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
STOP School Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for Safer Schools Program Inactive
Grants for the development and operation of school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams and the development of technology for local or regional anonymous reporting systems. Technology may be in the form of an app, hotline, or website, and the proposed technology solutions may be those that could be used during an incident to assist in securing the safety of those involved, including sharing information with first responders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program Inactive
Grants to train school personnel and educate students to prevent student violence, develop and operate anonymous reporting systems concerning threats of school violence, and develop and operate school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 18, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault Call for Concept Papers Inactive
The Office on Violence Against Women is requesting concept papers that will supplement the work of the National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault with new activities in the areas of Alaska tribal governments and villages, effective responses to sexual assault, and coordinated community response models.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 14, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Grants to Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program Inactive
Grants for the development and operation of nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 9, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Mary Kay Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support domestic violence shelters. The Foundation will award a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state that applies, and many grants have gone to rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Sponsor: The Mary Kay Foundation
Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) Inactive
Grant support and technical assistance for tribes for planning, developing, and implementing changes in tribal criminal justice systems necessary to exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ). Collaboration among tribal entities is strongly encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 28, 2019
Application Deadline: Apr 11, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Office on Violence Against Women Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Inactive
Grants to provide direct technical assistance for existing and potential grantees and sub-grantees to enhance and support their efforts to successfully implement projects supported by OVW grant funds. This initiative is designed to build and enhance the capacity of civil and criminal justice system professionals and victim service providers to respond effectively to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and foster partnerships among organizations that have not traditionally worked together to address these crimes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 26, 2019
Application Deadline: Apr 11, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Funding, technical assistance, and training to help American Indian and Alaska Native communities develop, establish, and operate programs designed to improve the investigation, prosecution, and handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, and particularly child sexual abuse cases, in a manner which lessens trauma for child victims.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2019
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Tribal Victim Services Program: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Funding to improve services for victims of crime in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2019
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Tribal Youth Program: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Grants to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency and strengthen a fair and beneficial juvenile justice system response for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2019
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Inactive
Grants to improve the criminal justice system response to violence against women, including supporting law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and multi-disciplinary teams.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 12, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies Inactive
Funding for comprehensive child and youth centered prevention and intervention programs that address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (Tribal SASP) Inactive
Funding for tribes and tribal organizations to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 19, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Weyerhaeuser Children's Initiative Inactive
Funding for new programs designed to create and promote stability, resilience, and healing for children who have witnessed domestic violence.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation
Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Assistance Program Inactive
Grants for collaborative projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 29, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Office on Violence Against Women Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Inactive
Grants to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services for, underserved populations of adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 17, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 13, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program Inactive
Grants to create, maintain, and expand sustainable culturally-specific intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 30, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 13, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Inactive
Grants to support programs that provide assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking who are in need of 6-24 months of transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and related support services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 13, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Inactive
Grants to support community-based organizations in providing culturally relevant services to meet the critical needs of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 17, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 7, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program Inactive
Grants for training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 18, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2019
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Advanced Nursing Education - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program Inactive
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. The program goal is to train providers to conduct sexual assault forensic examinations, which provide for better physical and mental healthcare for survivors, better evidence collection, and higher prosecution rates.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 26, 2018
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) Inactive
Funding to operate a national center that will address the need for more culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 7, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Victims of Crime American Indian/Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program Inactive
Funding for technical assistance providers to offer resources and coordination to increase the ability of tribal communities to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate, and victim-centered services designed to foster dignity and spiritual, mental, and physical health in crime victims, their families, and the community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Victims of Child Abuse Act Support for Children's Advocacy Centers Inactive
Funding to support to Child Advocacy Centers through membership, accreditation, and sub-grant services in order to provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams involved in the prevention, intervention, prosecution, and investigation systems that respond to child abuse and neglect cases. A priority of the program is the growth of accredited Child Advocacy Centers in rural and tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 14, 2018
Sponsors: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Inactive
Grants to support multidisciplinary collaborative teams that offer services and support to individuals with disabilities and deaf individuals who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
Sponsor: Office on Violence Against Women
Indian Health Service Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) Inactive
Funding to federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations to provide domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, and coordinated community response, as well as forensic healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 14, 2017
Sponsors: Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alaska Native Tribal Resource Center on Domestic Violence Inactive
Funding to support an Alaska Native Tribal Resource Center on Domestic Violence that will focus on the intervention and prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence by offering culturally sensitive statewide information, training, and technical assistance designed to reduce tribal disparities within Alaska Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Elder Justice Innovation Grants Inactive
Funding to support the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 9, 2017
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) Inactive
Grants to expand comprehensive treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for women and their children in residential substance use treatment facilities, including services for non-residential family members of both the women and children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2017
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches Inactive
Grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. MYVP II will support interventions tailored to at-risk racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth (ages 12-18 years) and requires coordinated, multi-discipline approaches that should address public health, education, and public safety concerns; disparities in access to public health services; social determinants of health; and risk and protective factors.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative Inactive
Grants to support the development and implementation of evidence-based models and/or promising practices to help address historical and generational trauma existing in AI/AN communities with the goal of increasing resiliency and protective factors within AI/AN youth.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 3, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
Technical Assistance Outreach Initiative to Strengthen Indian Tribes' Capacity to Address Violence Against Women Inactive
Grant for a national project to provide culturally specific technical assistance to build the capacity of tribal governments, tribal justice system professionals, and victim services providers to respond effectively to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 8, 2017
Application Deadline: Mar 2, 2017
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
National Quality Improvement Center for Preventive Services and Interventions in Indian Country Inactive
A 5-year cooperative agreement to establish a national Quality Improvement Center on the prevention and intervention of child abuse and neglect in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs Inactive
Provides financial support to selected tribes, tribal organizations, and migrant programs for child abuse prevention programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Accountable Health Communities Model Inactive
Grant objective is to test whether screening beneficiaries for health-related social needs and associated referrals to and navigation of community-based services will improve quality and affordability in Medicare and Medicaid.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2016
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Last Updated: 11/13/2019