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OVC FY 2024 Expanding Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
July 8, 2024, 11:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
July 22, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

This program will support the development or expansion of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SANE/SAFE) programs using a coordinated community response strategy (Purpose Area 1) and the provision of training and technical assistance (Purpose Area 2).

Purpose Area 1: Establish or Expand SANE/SAFE Programs

Funding will support developing and expanding the skills, expertise, and capacity of SANE/SAFE programs to improve access to medical forensic examinations. The goal is to establish or expand SANE/SAFE programs that offer trauma-informed sexual assault medical forensic exams and victim services using coordinated community response strategies through a variety of settings (e.g., hospital, community, telehealth, campus, correctional).

Under Purpose Area 1, OVC expects to make up to five awards of up to $500,000 each for a 36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2024.

Purpose Area 2: Training and Technical Assistance Provider

Funding will support a national TTA provider to provide training and technical assistance for grantees under Purpose Area 1 to build their capacity in SANE/SAFE practice and programming, to include but not limited to, victim-centered, trauma-informed service provision, policy development, competency evaluation, program development and expansion, and sustainability.

Under Purpose Area 2, OVC expects to make one award of up to $1.05 million for a 36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2024.

OVC FY 2024 Expanding Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations Pre-Application Webinar

OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. eastern time. OVC staff will review the solicitation requirements and conduct a question-and-answer session with interested potential applicants. Participation in the webinar is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Register Now

OVC encourages participants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than 2 days prior to the webinar. Submit your questions to [email protected] with the subject as “Questions for OVC FY24 Expanding Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations Webinar.”

Application Mechanics Weekly Webinars

We encourage all potential applicants to register for the weekly “Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application Weekly Training Webinar,” held every Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. eastern time. Visit the JustGrants Resources website to learn more and register. Participation in these webinars is optional.

Date Created: June 5, 2024