Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and
Stalking on Campus program (Campus Program)
About the Program:
This program is authorized by 42 U.S.C. §14045b. Congress created the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (hereinafter referred to as the Campus Program) in recognition of the unique issues and challenges that colleges and universities face in preventing and responding to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
The Campus Program encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen trauma informed victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Developing campus-wide coordinated responses involving campus victim service providers, law enforcement/campus safety officers, health providers, housing officials, administrators, student leaders, faith-based leaders, representatives from student organizations, and disciplinary board members is critical. To be effective, campus responses must also link to local off-campus criminal justice agencies and service providers, including local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, courts, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim advocacy and victim services organizations. Campuses are encouraged to create or revitalize large-scale efforts that treat sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as serious offenses by adopting effective, culturally relevant policies and protocols, developing victim services and advocacy programs, and implementing effective prevention approaches. Colleges and universities should demonstrate to every student that these crimes will not be tolerated, that perpetrators will face serious consequences, and that holistic services are available for victims.
For the full solicitation: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/923431/download –
Important things to Know:
- Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education as defined under the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 Institutions of Higher Education
- Applications are due on February 23, 2017
- Notification: OVW anticipates notifying all applicants of funding decisions by October 1, 2017.