Applications are due February 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to OVW.SASP.Cultural@usdoj.gov by January 28, 2020. This letter confirms that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov.
The goal of the SAS Culturally Specific Program is create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations, which are uniquely situated to respond to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims within culturally specific populations. Special consideration is given to projects in rural areas. Legal aid is an eligible applicant and to subgrant.
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Funding Title: Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program
Agency Name: Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women
Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2020-17652
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but there is language about supportive services that could include legal aid. In the purpose areas, it defines intervention and related assistance as including “accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings.” (p. 2)
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,750,000
Award ceiling: $300,000
Award floor: $0
Current Closing Date for Applications: Applications are due February 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to OVW.SASP.Cultural@usdoj.gov by January 28, 2020. This letter confirms that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov.
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
OVW will not fund the same entity, as either a lead recipient or partner/subrecipient, on more than two discretionary awards in FY 2020, absent extenuating circumstances.
For more information
Contact Information: Tonette Ngassa, Grants Specialist, 202-305-2379, firstname.lastname@example.org