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Grant Opportunity: DOJ Office on Violence Against Women Grant: Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program
On March 8, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) initiated an application process encouraging applicants to apply for the Fiscal Year 2022 Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program (SAS CSP). This grant program supports a comprehensive approach aimed at creating, maintaining, and expanding sustainable sexual assault services provided by organizations that are uniquely situated to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims from culturally specific populations.
Eligible applicants include public and private nonprofit organizations that provide culturally specific services to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to OVW.SASP.Cultural@usdoj.gov by April 5, 2022. The grant application deadline is April 27, 2022.
OVW will conduct two web-based pre-application information sessions. During these sessions, OVW staff will review program requirements, the solicitation, and there will be a brief question and answer period. These sessions are tentatively scheduled for: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. E.T. and Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. E.T. To register, contact the SAS Culturally Specific Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-307-6026. Registration must be received at least one day prior to the start of the session.
Program Details and Funding
OVW is interested in supporting the priority areas identified below. Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given special consideration:
- Advance racial equity as an essential component of ending sexual assault.
- Strengthen efforts to prevent and end sexual assault, including improve outreach, services, and support for survivors of sexual assault.
- Improve outreach, services, and support for survivors of sexual assault from underserved communities, particularly LGBTQ communities.
Funds received through this program must be used to support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of culturally specific intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. This 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, culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities.
- Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described above.
Culturally specific services means community-based services that include culturally relevant and linguistically specific services and resources to culturally specific communities.
The SAS CSP is funded through a statutory set-aside from the Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program appropriation. OVW estimates that it will make up to 12 awards for an estimated $3,750,000, with a typical award ranging from $280,000-300,000. Learn more and apply here.
The Coalition on Urban Indian Aging (CoUIA) is offering funds to support Native Urban Elder Needs Assessment Survey (NUENAS 1.0) Roll-out in UIO communities.
The Coalition on Urban Indian Aging (CoUIA) is now seeking commitments from five Urban Indian Organization (UIO) sites to participate in the Native Urban Elder Needs Assessment Survey (NUENAS 1.0). The NUENAS survey seeks to collect health and social needs information for the Urban Indian Elder population to utilize in securing resources and funding to address the needs of this group. Up to $2,500 in incentives, to be distributed to Elders participating.
Project Firstline Professional Development Scholarship Are Still Available
NCUIH continues to offer UIO Staff, professional development scholarships for certification, training or conferences on infection prevention and control. The scholarship amount is $1,100 per UIO Staff member. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed within two-weeks of receipt. For more information, directly contact our staff IPC@NCUIH.org.