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Program Area: Violence against Women Act (VAWA)
Grant Title: Sexual Assault Service Provider (SASP) Targeted Culturally Specific Population Services 2012.
Description: The purpose of this funding announcement is to support programming to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, police departments, etc.), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, family and household members of victims, and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault with a special emphasis on services provided to culturally specific populations. A more complete description of program purpose areas and appropriate activities are included on the next page.
Opportunity Category: Non-competitive
Anticipated Funding Amount: Total funding available for this grant opportunity is $212,863.
Match/Cost Sharing Requirement: No match is required.
Eligibility: Only projects receiving first year funds in the previous application round are eligible to apply for second-year funds. This includes Hmong American Women’s Association, UMOS Latina Resource Center, and UNIDOS.
The federal SASP application requires that all business and not-for-profit applicants include a DUNS number in their application for a new or renewal award.
DUNS Number: The federal government now requires a DUNS number as part of the grant application to keep track of how federal grant money is awarded and dispersed. If your organization needs to obtain a DUNS number, go to http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. You can also search this site if you cannot find your agency’s number. Under normal circumstances, a new account can be created in 24-72 hours. The federal government has published DUNS Frequently Asked Questions at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/displayFAQPage.do. Check with your agency’s financial office before registering for a DUNS number - it is likely your agency already has one. OJA cannot award grand funds until an active DUNS number has been provided.
Eligible Expenses: The SASP Formula Grant Program emphasizes the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of rape crisis centers and other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, such as dual programs addressing domestic violence and sexual assault, for the provision of direct intervention, core services, and related assistance to adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault.
Under the SASP Formula Grant Program, grant funds cannot be used to support sexual assault forensic examiner projects or criminal justice activities (e.g., law enforcement, prosecution, courts, or forensic interviews) including the development of SART teams.
All expenses must be new and cannot replace existing state or local government funding. Substitution of existing funds with federal grants (supplanting) will be the subject of monitoring and audit. Violations may result in a range of penalties, including suspension of current and future funds under this program, suspension or debarment from federal grants, repayment of monies provided under a grant, and civil and/or criminal penalties.