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OVC FY 2021 Expanding Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Services to Victims of Sexual Assault

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Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, June 15, 2021
JustGrants Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

OVC is seeking applications to establish or expand sexual assault examination programs, including sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs and sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) programs that focus on improving the provision of sexual assault care using a community-based approach, such as through a campus community, nonprofit, community-based, and/or tribe-affiliated victim services provider.

Purpose Area 1: Establish and/or expand SANE/SAFE programs

The goal of this project is to establish and/or expand SANE/SAFE programs offering sexual assault medical forensic exams and sexual assault victim services in a hospital or non-hospital setting to sexual assault victims and survivors using coordinated community response strategies. Applicants may propose innovative ways of bringing experienced medical forensic examiners to rural, tribal, and underserved communities, such as using telehealth technology.

Purpose Area 2: Training and Technical Assistance

OVC is interested in supporting technical assistance that is proactive, action-driven, flexible, and involves ongoing communication and collaboration with the selected Purpose Area 1 awardees, Fiscal Year 2020 OVC SANE Campus grantees, OVC, and other relevant federal agencies and partners.

OVC anticipates making 10 awards under Purpose Area 1 of up to $600,000 each and 1 award under Purpose Area 2 of up to $1 million. OVC expects to make awards for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2021.

Pre-Application Webinar

During a pre-application webinar on Thursday, May 13, 2021, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.


Number of Awards: 10
Total Amount Awarded: $6,948,715

Date Created: April 30, 2021