OVC seeks applications to establish or expand sexual assault examination programs, including sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) and sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) programs that focus on—
- increasing the number and availability of SANEs/SAFEs,
- expanding access to sexual assault forensic examinations, and
- improving the quality of post-sexual assault care using a hospital-based or community-based approach.
OVC will make awards under two program purpose areas.
Purpose Area 1: Establish and/or expand SANE/SAFE program
The goal of this program is to establish or expand hospital-based or community-based SANE/SAFE programs that offer sexual assault medical forensic exams and sexual assault victim services using coordinated community response strategies.
Under Purpose Area 1, OVC expects to make up to six awards of up to $500,000 each for a 36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2022.
Purpose Area 2: Training and Technical Assistance
OVC will provide funding for a technical assistance provider that is proactive, action-driven, flexible, and ensures ongoing communication and collaboration with the selected Purpose Area 1 awardees, OVC, and other relevant federal agencies and partners.
Under Purpose Area 2, OVC expects to make one award of up to $1 million for a 36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2022.
During a pre-application webinar on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.
- Webinar presentation (forthcoming)
- Webinar recording (forthcoming)
- Webinar transcript (forthcoming)