The lack of culturally sensitive and appropriate services can pose daunting barriers to safety, justice, and healing. Victims may choose not to engage in services or may terminate services early if programs fail to incorporate issues of culture and heritage. (Source)
SASP Culturally Specific Program
The Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) was created by VAWA 2005, and is the first federal funding stream dedicated solely to direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. SASP encompasses four different funding streams for states and territories: tribes; tribal organizations and nonprofit tribal organizations; state, territorial, and tribal sexual assault coalitions; and culturally specific organizations.
The primary purpose of the Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program (SASP-CS) is to establish, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations. Grantees are nonprofit organizations that focus primarily on culturally specific communities and have experience in the area of sexual assault, or who partner with an organization having such expertise. They provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g. accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, and police departments), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault; non-offending family and household members of victims; and those collaterally affected by sexual assault.
Progress Reporting Update
July – December 2022 Period
As before, SASP-CS 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 Jan. 30, 2023, 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 5, 2023|2:00-3:00pm 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 6, 2023|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 13, 2023|2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
Crafting Narratives Webinar: Telling the Stories Behind Your Data
Registration is open!
January 20, 2023|2:00 p.m.-3:30 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.