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CY 2020 Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)

Grants to Virginia NGOs, Nonprofits, and Tribal Programs
to Support Victims of Gender-Based Violence

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Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

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Deadline Date:

08/06/19 5:00 PM Receipt


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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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186468

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Estimated Size of Grant:

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.

Term of Contract:

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Rape crisis centers and other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, or tribal programs that provide core services, direct intervention, and related assistance to victims of sexual assault are eligible.

The term “rape crisis center” means a nonprofit, nongovernmental, or tribal organization, or governmental entity in a state other than a territory that provides intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault without regard to their age. In the case of a governmental entity, the entity may not be part of the criminal justice system (such as a law enforcement agency) and must be able to offer a comparable level of confidentiality as a nonprofit entity that provides similar victim services.

State agencies and statewide entities are not eligible.

Unallowable activities and unallowable costs:

Pre-proposal Conference:

To aid applicants in their grant application preparation, DCJS will be facilitating a webinar training. The webinar training is scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2019 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

Registration for the webinar is available here:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by DCJS by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

The CJSB will make final grant award decisions at its meeting on October 10, 2019.

Disbursement of funds will occur on a cost reimbursement basis for actual funds expended.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to

Andi Martin
(804) 371-0534

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

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USA: Virginia