Studies have shown that the provision of trauma-informed, culturally sensitive services can significantly improve victims’ sense of well-being. (Source)
The Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program (Underserved Program) funds projects to develop and implement outreach strategies and enhanced services to adult and youth victims of domestic/sexual violence in underserved populations.
Grantees do this by building the capacity of both mainstream organizations and organizations specifically serving underserved populations to provide culturally appropriate and inclusive services, and increasing training and outreach activities of organizations providing services to underserved populations.
Survivors from underserved populations face challenges in accessing comprehensive and effective victim services that are accessible, culturally relevant, and responsive. The Underserved Program supports projects that address these gaps.
Progress Reporting Update
July – December 2022 Period
As before, Underserved Program 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
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.