Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program

To increase culturally specific 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.

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.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Hand In Hand Multicultural Center $ 300,000   2018-10-012021-09-30
Hmong American Womens Association $ 282,385   2018-10-012021-09-30
Women On Maintaining Education And Nutrition $ 300,000   2018-10-012021-09-30
Korean-american Family Service Center, Inc., The $ 300,000   2015-10-012021-09-30
Asian American Community Service $ 299,980   2015-10-012021-09-30
Casa De La Familia $ 287,426   2018-10-012021-09-30
Ethiopian Community Center, Inc. $ 317,067   2018-10-012021-09-30
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. $ 313,684   2018-10-012021-09-30
Us Together, Inc. $ 300,000   2018-10-012021-09-30
Mujeres Latinas En Accion $ 300,000   2017-10-012020-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are for culturally specific 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 entities for this program are private nonprofit organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to one or more of the following racial and ethnic communities: American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts); Asian Americans; Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; Blacks; and Hispanics.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries are adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, family and household members of such victims, and those collaterally affected by the victimization, except the perpetrator.

Credentials/Documentation

Non-profit organizations must be an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code. All such applicants are required to submit a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing their tax-exempt status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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. Applicants must apply on-line at the grants.gov portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.

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.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Public Law 109-271, 120 Stat. 754, 42 U.S.C 14043g(c).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

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

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

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. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by contributing the costs of their project. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards will be three years. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. 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

Reports

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.

Semi-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.

Audits

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.

Records

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

15-0409-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $3,463,319; FY 17 est $3,600,000; and FY 18 est $3,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

up to $300,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program solicitations can be found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/ovwgrantprograms.htm. Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/grantees.html.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Tia Farmer 145 N. St. NE, Suite 10W121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: tia.farmer@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-305-1177

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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