Oregon Department of Justice

Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)

The SASP Formula Grant Program was created by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 and is the first federal funding stream solely dedicated to helping survivors heal from sexual assault trauma by funding organizations that provide direct services to them. Some of these services include:

  • Rape crisis centers

  • 24-hour sexual assault hotlines

  • Crisis intervention services

  • Being with victims when the seek medical care or legal services

  • Advocacy

  • Short-term individual and group support counseling

2014-2015 SASP Competitive Request for Applications

This request for applications (RFA) seeks applications from all agencies eligible to receive Sexual Assault Services Program Formula Grant (SASP) funds. SASP directs grant dollars to support rape crisis centers and other nonprofit, nongovernmental or tribal organizations that provide core services, direct intervention, 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. This includes 24-hour sexual assault hotlines, crisis intervention, medical and criminal justice/civil legal accompaniment, advocacy, and short-term individual and group support counseling. Eligibility criteria and SASP Formula Grant Program priorities for funding can be found in the RFA. Applications must be initiated in CVSD E-Grants by Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST and will close on Friday, April 25 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

2012-2014 SASP Competitive Grant Awards were allocated through a competitive application process to fund seven projects serving eight counties across the state. SASP grantees serve adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault; family and household members of victims; and those collaterally affected by sexual assault. The programs must demonstrate advocacy and outreach efforts, and develop resources that encourage and sustain the provision of sexual assault services to underserved, marginalized, and/or oppressed communities, and Tribal Nations. The following factors determined the projects that received funding:

  • Projects that propose strengthening current core sexual assault services by increasing access to those services for underserved, marginalized and/or oppressed communities and/or Tribal Nations.

  • Expanding the array of services offered or the types of victims served within existing geographic areas to include underserved, marginalized, and/or oppressed communities and/or Tribal Nations;

  • Giving priority to areas of varying geographic size with the greatest need and considering the geographic area’s population;

  • Ensuring geographic access to services within a reasonable traveling distance while avoiding duplicating services within the same county.

All SASP Program projects must comply with the Sexual Violence Core Services/Standards of Service from the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV). They must also meet the 40-hour DOJ/DHS Training Requirement and designate a Lead Sexual Assault (SA) Worker to support victim access to sexual assault services while ensuring that culturally specific services are made available to marginalized or underserved communities.

The SASP Subcommittee has also set a requirement that each funded project and any staff partially or fully funded by SASP must receive an additional 20 hours of advanced sexual assault training.

For more information please contact:

Jeanette Ewald, Fund Coordinator
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096
Jordan D. James-Largent, Grant Specialist
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096