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Violence and Abuse in Rural America – Funding & Opportunities

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Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Grants to Tribes, Tribal organizations, and migrant programs to develop, operate, expand, enhance, and coordinate activities to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect consistent with the goals of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Violence Against Women Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program
Grants to assist tribal governments and authorized designees of tribal governments to respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2021
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Mary Kay Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
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, 2021
Sponsor: The Mary Kay Foundation
Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives
Funding to implement community and societal level strategies that address social determinants of health and racial inequity to prevent violence impacting adolescents and young adults in areas with high rates of violence. This includes youth violence, teen dating violence, and other adverse childhood experiences, as well as conditions that put communities at greater risk for violence, such as concentrated poverty, limited educational attainment, high unemployment, and racial inequity. Priority consideration will be given to projects that focus on rural, American Indian/Alaska Native, and economically disadvantaged communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Program
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, implementation, and other activities needed to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 12, 2021
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Office on Violence Against Women Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
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): May 3, 2021
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI)
Funding to operate a national center that addresses the need for culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Native American/Alaska Native communities. Activities include developing culturally specific materials for tribes, gathering and disseminating information on best practices, and gathering and disseminating examples and information on model tribal codes to address elder maltreatment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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
Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking Inactive
Grants to support programs that provide 6-24 months of transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and related support services for victims of human trafficking. Priority for this funding cycle will be given to applicants that address the specific challenges that rural communities, that benefit individuals in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties, and that encourage program investments in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones).
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Inactive
Grants to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking. Rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
Sponsors: Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice

Last Updated: 4/20/2021