Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)
08/06/19 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $25,000 to Virginia NGOs, nonprofits, and tribal programs providing crisis services to victims of gender-based violence for the provision of additional services. Funding is intended to support direct intervention and assistance, while expanding support services available to underserved populations.
The purpose of SASP is to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., court, medical facilities, police departments), support services, and related assistance to:
- Adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault;
- Family and household members of such victims; and
- Those collaterally affected by the victimization (e.g., friends, coworkers, classmates), except for the perpetrator of such victimization.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has identified the following priority areas for funding:
- Support rape crisis centers in providing direct intervention and related assistance.
- Support dual programs that provide sexual assault and domestic violence services to enhance their provision of direct intervention and related assistance tailored for victims of sexual assault.
- Retain core services for victims of sexual assault.
- Increase support for underserved populations, particularly communities of color, in a culturally appropriate manner, with a special emphasis on addressing the African-American, tribal, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities, as well as individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals.
SASP Grants are designed to support programs and activities that provide core services, direct intervention, and related assistance to victims of sexual assault. 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; and
6. Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described above.
GrantWatch ID#: 186468
The maximum award per applicant agency is $25,000.00. Applicants should keep requests at or under $25,000.00. Applications exceeding $25,000.00 will not be considered.
The grant period for awards made under these guidelines is for a one-year period, beginning January 1, 2020, and extending through December 31, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.