U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
01/10/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, governments agencies, healthcare providers, institutions of higher education, and tribal governments, agencies, and organizations for programs assisting victims of violent crimes against women in tribal communities. Interested applicants should be advised that required registrations must be completed well before the application due date. Funding is intended to support sexual assault medical forensic exams, victim services, response teams, victim advocates, forensic interviewing, and training of forensic and response personnel.
FAST Initiative funding may be used to establish, sustain, and/or expand programs offering sexual assault medical forensic exams and sexual assault victim services in tribal communities. Funding priority will be given to applicants proposing innovative ways of bringing experienced SAFEs to remote tribal communities, such as traveling SAFEs, telemedicine, rural preceptorships, or other promising or entirely new approaches. OVW is particularly interested in proposals to operate in a regional service model or otherwise provide services to multiple tribal communities. Given the ample funding available through this initiative and the broadness of the parameters outlined in this solicitation, OVW expects applicants to propose creative and ambitious strategies for responding to sexual assault victims’ needs in tribal communities.
This initiative will also build tribal communities’ capacity to train, mentor, and retain SAFEs and advocates. Operational costs (including salaries and fringe benefits for program staff), training and mentoring for aspiring and current SAFEs and advocates, and equipment and supplies are costs that can be supported under this initiative. Furthermore, funding may be used to establish, sustain, and/or expand a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), including employing a SART Coordinator and financing collaborative projects undertaken by the SART. Finally, with appropriate justification, resources and training for individuals who are critical to improving victim access to SAFEs and advocates, but who themselves are not SAFEs or victim advocates, can also be a feature of a larger FAST project. Forensic interviewing is also an activity that can be supported by the FAST Initiative.
OVW Priority Area: In FY 2020, OVW is interested in supporting projects that address the specific challenges rural communities face in responding to sexual assault. FAST Initiative applicants are encouraged to propose innovative ways of providing sexual assault medical-forensic care, advocacy, and SART response to victims in rural and remote tribal communities.
Program Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate coordination with victim service providers, law enforcement (including a crime laboratory), and prosecutors. Applicants are encouraged to dedicate a portion of the proposed budget to hiring a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator if such a position in the community is not already funded.
GrantWatch ID#: 187314
OVW estimates that it will make a minimum of four awards, with at least one award serving Alaska Native villages not covered by OVC’s FY 2019 telehealth award in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim region
Awards may range in amount from $500,000 to $2,000,000.
The award period is 30 months. OVW anticipates that the award period will start on April 1, 2020 and end on September 30, 2022.
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Ginger Baran Lyons
Senior Program Analyst
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