OCVA Grants and Funding
Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Grant Program
The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding to increase access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations and address service delivery challenges in Washington State. The intention of this funding is to complement existing resources such as Crime Victims Compensation, creating a more sustainable service model.
Eligible applicants include service providers that are operated by a public agency, nonprofit, Tribe, or tribal organization; able to provide services to victims; can demonstrate a documented history of providing effective services to victims of crime; has financial support from other sources; and can demonstrate organizational capacity to provide sexual assault medical forensic examinations.
Applications are due November 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm PST.
Contact Tara Wolfe, Application Coordinator, with questions: email@example.com.
Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)
SASP funding may be used to support services and activities providing direct intervention and related
assistance to primary and secondary victims of sexual assault.
Applicants must be a current sexual assault services grantee with the Department of Commerce’s Office
of Crime Victims Advocacy and meet the OVW definition of a rape crisis center. Please review the
application for more information on how this is defined.
This is a competitive application process. Funds will be awarded for a 36-month project period of
January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2023.
Applications are due November 17th at 5:00 pm PST.
Click here for application.
Contact Trisha Smith with questions – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Community By and For Victim Services and Activities
The purpose of this funding is to help address emergent victim service needs in the Black community.
Eligible applicants are non-profit or governmental organizations that are by and for the Black community. This means that the organization must have a primary mission and history of serving the Black community and must be culturally based, directed, and substantially controlled (led) by the Black community. This could include faith-based non-profits such as churches or mosques.
This is an open, ongoing funding opportunity. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. The funding opportunity will remain open as long as funds remain available.
Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2021 and all funds must be used by September 30th, 2021.
Contact Trisha Smith with any questions: email@example.com
2020 Application Calendar:
Application release dates are tentative and subject to change:
|Application||Tentative Publication Date||Tentative Due Date||Tentative Project Start Date||Application Coordinator|
|Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations (SAMFE) (2 year awards)||09/15/2020||11/02/2020||01/01/2021||Tara Wolfe|
|By and For – Central and Eastern WA Programs (2 year awards)||07/01/2020||08/14/2020||10/01/2020||Nicky Gleason|
Please monitor the OCVA Grants and Funding web page for additional infomation.