Rural Program

Program Overview


Rural Program

The Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Assistance Program (Rural Program) recognizes that victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and child sexual abuse who live in rural communities face unique challenges and barriers to receiving assistance rarely encountered in urban areas, including:

  •        Geographic isolation;
  •        Poor economic structure;
  •        Strong social and cultural pressures;
  •        Lack of available services in rural jurisdictions; and
  •        Lack of anonymity and security when seeking shelter services.

These challenges significantly compound problems facing those seeking support to end violence in their lives. They also complicate the criminal justice system’s ability to investigate and prosecute cases, and create difficulties for victim service providers to identify and assist victims.

Progress Reporting Update

January – June 2024 Period

Has the reporting process or the questions on the form changed since the last reporting period?

No! They’re the same. Just be sure you download the current form from our website first. As before, Rural Program grantees will report their progress using that fillable PDF form. Please submit the completed form as an attachment in your JustGrants account by the July 30, 2024, deadline. For guidance on how to do that, please see the JustGrants website’s Training: Performance Reporting page.