Culturally Specific Services Program
The grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking (Culturally Specific Services Program or CSSP) creates a unique opportunity for culturally specific community-based organizations to address the critical needs of victims of domestic/sexual violence in a manner that affirms a victim’s culture and effectively addresses language and communication barriers.
Grantees may either be a culturally specific community-based program with existing expertise in serving victims of domestic/sexual violence, or a culturally specific community-based program that partners with another organization with expertise in serving victims of domestic/sexual violence.
CSSP enhances the safety of victims and their children by supporting community-based culturally specific projects to address and prevent domestic/sexual violence.
Progress Reporting Update
July – December 2023 Period
As before, CSSP grantees will report their progress using a fillable PDF form that can be downloaded from this website (click on “Reporting form” below). Please submit the completed form as an attachment in your JustGrants account by the January 30, 2024, deadline. For guidance on how to do that, please see the JustGrants website’s Training: Performance Reporting page.
Forms & Instructions
Webinar: Intro to Progress Reporting
Registration is open! If you’re a new OVW discretionary program grantee, this one-hour webinar is for you.
January 9, 2024|2:00-3:00 pm ET
Crafting Narratives Webinar: Telling the Stories Behind Your Data
Registration is open!
January 10, 2024|2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET
Webinar: Victim Services
Registration is open! Join VAWA MEI trainers for a one-hour webinar on how to report victim services data on your semi-annual performance report.
January 11, 2024|2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar: Calculating FTEs
Registration is open! Tallying staff FTEs can be tricky. Join VAWA MEI trainers as we review how to complete the Staff Information section of your semi-annual performance report.
January 24, 2024|2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
2020 Biennial Report to Congress
The Biennial Report to Congress presents aggregate activities and accomplishments that were funded under the Violence Against Women Act and reported by grantees in each funded grant program.