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Sexual Assault Services Formula Program

Grants to USA State Agencies to Provide
Supportive Services to Victims of Assault

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Deadline Date:

04/14/20

Description:

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Grants to USA and Territories state agencies for programs, projects, and centers that provide supportive services to victims of assault. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Priority is given to programs that address the specific challenges of rural communities.

Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. §12511(1), funds under this program must be used to provide intervention and related assistance to:

  1. Adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault.
  2. Family and household members of such victims.
  3. Those collaterally affected by the victimization, except for the perpetrator of such victimization.

In FY 2020, funds under the SAS Formula Program must be used for the following purpose: To support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of rape crisis centers and other nongovernmental or tribal programs and projects to assist individuals who have been victimized by sexual assault, without regard to the age of the individual. 34 U.S.C. § 12511(b)(2)(B).

SAS Formula grants shall be used by states and territories to provide grants to rape crisis centers and other non-profit, nongovernmental organizations or tribal programs for programs and activities that provide direct intervention and related assistance. Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 12511(b)(2)(C), intervention and related assistance may include:

  1. 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral.
  2. Accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings.
  3. 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.
  4. Information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and family or household members.
  5. Community-based, culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities.
  6. Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described in numbers 1 through 5 above. 

In FY 2020, OVW is interested in supporting the priority area identified below. In shaping their strategies for FY 2020, OVW encourages states and territories to develop and support projects that address the specific challenges that rural communities face in providing sexual assault victim services. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139622

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$24,375,000

Number of Grants:

56

Estimated Size of Grant:

Amounts are determined by a statutory formula. See page 3 of the Program Solicitation document.

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2020
Length of Award Period: 24 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to: any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Specifically, only the designated state office may apply.

The activities listed below are out of the program scope, and they will not be supported by this program’s funding. See also the list of unallowable costs in the Funding Restrictions section of this solicitation.
1. Research projects. (This does not include assessments conducted only for internal improvement purposes. For information on distinguishing between research and assessments, see the heading on this topic in the Funding Restrictions section of this solicitation and the Solicitation Companion Guide.)
2. Activities focused on prevention efforts and public education (e.g., bystander intervention, social norms campaigns, presentations on healthy relationships, etc.).
3. Criminal justice-related projects, including law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and forensic interviews.
4. Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Examiner programs.
5. Sexual Assault Response Team coordination.
6. Providing training to allied professionals and the community (e.g., law enforcement, child protection services, prosecution, other community-based organizations, etc.).
7. Domestic violence services unrelated to sexual violence.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (E.T.) on April 14, 2020. Applicants should begin the application submission process at least 24-48 hours prior to the deadline.

Registration Information: To receive an award, all applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number, and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with the Grants Management System (GMS). To avoid any delays in receiving an award, applicants should obtain a DUNS Number and register online with SAM immediately, but no later than, March 17, 2020.

Notification: OVW anticipates notifying applicants of funding decisions by October 1, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application portal: https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov/gmsexternal/

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, email OVW at
OVW.SASP.Formula@usdoj.gov. Alternatively, interested parties may call OVW at 202-307-
6026.

CFDA Number:

16.017

Funding or Pin Number:

OMB Number - 1122-0020

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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