Sexual Assault Services Formula Program

To increase intervention, advocacy, accompaniment, support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault; family and household members of such victims; and those collaterally affected by the victimization, except for the perpetrator of such victimization.

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Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Rhode Island Department Of Public Safety $ 423,280   2021-10-012024-09-30
Public Safety, Missouri Department Of $ 514,017   2021-07-012024-06-30
Dc Office Of Victim Services $ 417,147   2021-10-012023-09-30
Justice, Iowa State Department Of $ 460,797   2021-08-012023-09-30
Attorney General Of Wyoming $ 414,823   2021-10-012023-09-30
Virgin Island Department Of Human Services $ 69,982   2021-08-012023-07-31
Criminal Justice Services, Virginia Department Of $ 557,458   2021-08-012023-07-31
Attorney General, Nevada Office Of The $ 460,347   2021-08-012023-07-31
Governor's Office-governor's Community Outreach Federal Programs Office (gco-fpo) $ 125,497   2021-08-012023-07-31
Nys Division Of Criminal Justice Services $ 748,860   2021-08-012023-07-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are for programs and activities that provide direct intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault, including: (i) 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral; (ii) accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings; (iii) 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; (iv) information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and family or household members; (v) community-based, linguistically and culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities; and (vi) the development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described in clauses (i) through (v).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are States and territories.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries are rape crisis centers and other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations or tribal programs and activities.


Each application submitted under this program shall-- (i) set forth procedures designed to ensure meaningful involvement of the State or territorial sexual assault coalition and representatives from underserved communities in the development of the application and the implementation of the plans; (ii) set forth procedures designed to ensure an equitable distribution of grants and grant funds within the State or territory and between urban and rural areas within such State or territory; (iii) identify the State or territorial agency that is responsible for the administration of programs and activities; and (iv) meet other such requirements as the Attorney General reasonably determines are necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of this section. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

OVW will provide an annual solicitation for the program.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, online notification is sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to OVW.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title II, Section 202, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. 14043g(b).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.


Not Applicable.


Renewals are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

OVW will make awards for at least one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly financial reports are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide.

No cash reports are required.

Annual progress reports shall explain the activities carried out and include an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program, including number of persons served and numbers of persons seeking services who could not be served.

Quarterly Federal Financial Reports are required.

Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Formula Grants) FY 16 $22,750,000; FY 17 est $22,750,000; and FY 18 est $22,750,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $12,678 - $437,011.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program solicitations can be found at Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Tia Farmer 145 N. St. NE, Suite 121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: Phone: 202-305-1177

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation.

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