OVC seeks 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—
- increasing the number and availability of SANEs/SAFEs,
- expanding access to sexual assault forensic examinations to communities that have been historically underresourced, and
- improving the quality of post-sexual assault care using a hospital-based, community-based, campus-based, or corrections-based approach.
OVC anticipates making up to 4 awards of up to $500,000 each for up to a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2023.
During a pre-application webinar on March 10, 2023, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question-and-answer session with interested potential applicants.