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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant Programs

Grants to Nevada Nonprofits and Agencies
to Support Female Victims of Crime

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Nevada Office of the Attorney General (OAG)

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04/12/21 5:00 PM PST


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Grants to Nevada nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and tribal governments to address the needs of women and children who are victims of violent crimes. Funding is intended to provide a range of support services and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, family and household members of such victims, and those collaterally affected by the victimization, except for the perpetrator of such victimization.

In this Fiscal Year, funds under SASP may be used for the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of rape crisis centers and other nongovernmental or tribal programs and projects to assist individuals who have been victimized by sexual assault, without regard to the age of the individual. intervention and related assistance may include:

  1. 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral;
  2. Accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings;
  3. Crisis intervention, short-term individual and group support services, and comprehensive service coordination and supervision to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members;
  4. Information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and family or household members;
  5. Community-based, culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities and
  6. Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described in numbers 1 through 5 above. 

For STOP program purpose areas, see Pages 8-11 of the NOFO in Supporting Documents, below.

For information about State priorities, see Page 12 of the NOFO in Supporting Documents, below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 180995

Term of Contract:

Applicants will apply for funding for a project period of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a sub-grant from these funds, an applicant must:
- Provide services that fall within the federal purpose areas as described in the RFA.
- Ensure that any federal funds awarded through this program will be used to supplement, not supplant, any federal and nonfederal funds that would otherwise be available for activities funded through this program.
- Be a public agency, tribal government, or nonprofit organization incorporated and qualified to do business in Nevada.
- Be governed in a manner that reflects awareness of the racial, ethnic, economic, and social composition of the county or counties to be served and includes individuals who are knowledgeable in the focus area of this project, including culturally-specific projects.
- Require its employees and volunteers to maintain the confidentiality of any information that would identify persons receiving services; any release of identifying information must be with prior voluntary written, time-limited consent of the victim, as applicable.
- Provide its services without any discrimination on the basis of a person’s gender, age, race, color, ethnicity, language, educational status, income, political or faith affiliation, national origin and/or immigration status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identification.
- Comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines of the Office of Civil Rights.
- Be willing to comply with any new state or federal requirements and regulations that may be imposed as well as those outlined in the Acknowledgement Form contained within the Request for Applications (RFA). The submitting agency must submit this signed form with their completed application.

STOP funds may not be used to support services that focus exclusively on children (those age 10 and under) or to develop prevention curricula for schools. The term “dating violence” was added to the federal purpose areas in fiscal year 2000 and allows for some services to teen victims of dating violence. For example, this grant could support a project that would provide for the distribution of information and education to university, high school, and middle school students on the availability of community resources to assist victims facing dating violence or sexual violence situation.

Proposed activities that compromise victim safety will not be funded by either STOP or SASP. For additional information about activities that may compromise victim safety, see Page 7 of the NOFO in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application webinar was held on March 10.

Pre-Application Information:

The application submission deadline is Monday, April 12, 2020, by 5:00 PM PST.

Questions will be answered by the Grants Unit staff throughout the solicitation period. Send questions via email. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link will be posted to the Office of Attorney General website, under the 2021 STOP/SASP “Violence Against Women’ Grant Programs section on or before Monday, April 5, 2021, compiling all questions received.

A 25 percent match requirement on the total award will be imposed on all sub-grantees, with the exception of any tribe or victim service provider.

Applicants must possess or obtain a DUNS Number and current SAM registration prior to receiving any funds.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email application packet and attachments to:

Direct questions to:
Debbie Tanaka, Grants Manager

Office of the Attorney General
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

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