The Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (TSASP) (CFDA# 16.024) supports efforts to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by Tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations within Indian country and Alaska Native villages.
Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 12511(e), funds under this program must be used to support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects within Indian country and Alaska Native villages to provide intervention and related assistance to those victimized by sexual assault. By statute, 34 U.S.C. § 12511(b)(2)(C), “intervention and related assistance” includes:
- 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.
- The development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services
- Anticipated Number of Awards: 12
- Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $375,000.00
- Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/21 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36
- Anticipated Total Amount to be Awarded Under Solicitation: $3,800,000.00
Mandatory Program Requirements
Applicants that receive funding under this program will be required to engage in the following activities:
- OVW-sponsored training and technical assistance (TTA).
- OVW may conduct a program assessment or evaluation necessitating grantee involvement. Therefore, recipients may be expected to dedicate some OVW-funded time and resources to participating in an assessment or evaluation.
- All applicants participating in the Five-Year Funding Option are required to participate in a mandatory Project Implementation Workshop during the initial 36-month award period.
- Provision of direct victim services to survivors of sexual assault. Applications must address both of the following requirements:
- provision of core sexual assault victim services including at minimum: crisis intervention; advocacy and accompaniment; information and referral; counseling; support groups; and support for those collaterally affected by the victimization, including the victim’s non-offending family or household members; and
- provision of services for a broad range of survivors of sexual assault perpetrated by a non-intimate partner (e.g., victims of sex trafficking who have also experienced sexual assault, adults abused as children, male survivors, child and youth survivors, and adults sexually assaulted by a non-intimate partner, such as a stranger, neighbor, family member, or coworker).
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Other Eligibility Information
Eligible applicants are limited to: Indian tribes, tribal consortiums, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330910