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Grants to Wisconsin Rape Crisis Centers & Others for Support Services to Victims of Sexual Assault

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Wisconsin

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Sexual Assault Service Provider (SASP) Direct Services 2012

State of Wisconsin Department of Justice


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #137797

Grant Description

Grants are available to Wisconsin rape crisis centers, community and faith based organizations, and other non-profits to provide support services and related assistance to victims of sexual assault including family and household members. Eligible programs will provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, police departments, etc.), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, family and household members of victims, and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault.

By statute, funds under the SASP Formula Grant Program may be used for the following purposes:

* To support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of rape crisis centers and other currently based programs and projects to assist those victimized by sexual assault.

* To fund rape crisis centers and other non-profit, nongovernmental organizations, including faith or community-based organizations, and Tribal non-profit organizations for programs and activities that provide direct intervention and related assistance. Intervention and related assistance may include:

- 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral.
- Accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings.
- Crisis intervention, short-term individual and group support services, and comprehensive service coordination and supervision to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members.
- Information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and family or household members.
- Community-based, linguistically and culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved and population specific communities.
- The development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described in the previous bullets.

Under the SASP Formula Grant Program, grant funds cannot be used to support:

*Sexual assault forensic examiner projects or criminal justice activities (e.g., law enforcement, prosecution, courts, or forensic interviews) including the development of SART teams.

* All expenses must be new and cannot replace existing state or local government funding.

* Substitution of existing funds with federal grants (supplanting) will be the subject of monitoring and audit. Violations may result in a range of penalties, including suspension of current and future funds under this program, suspension or debarment from federal grants, repayment of monies provided under a grant, and civil and/or criminal penalties.

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Eligibility:

  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Rape Crisis Centers
Tribal non-profit organizations that provide direct services to victims of sexual assault.
Faith-based and community organizations that statutorily qualify as eligible applicants under Office on Violence Against Women programs.

Pre-Application Information:

The federal SASP application requires that all business and not-for-profit applicants include a DUNS number in their application for a new or renewal award.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$452,209

Estimated Size of Grant:

$226,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Contact Information:

Program/Policy:
Kittie Smith (608)261-8762
smithkm@doj.state.wi.us

Budget/Fiscal:
JoEllen Fleming
(608) 264-7657
Flemingjr@doj.state.wi.us

Forms/Signatures
Lori Phillips
(608) 266-0936
phillipsl@doj.state.wi.us

Egrants Assistance: Weekdays, 8am – 4:30pm
Egrants@doj.state.wi.us
Local calls: (608) 267-9068
Toll free: (888) 894-6607

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

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