SASP: Funding Organizations that Help Survivors Heal from the Trauma of Sexual Assault
The Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program (SASP) was created by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. SASP is the first federal fund dedicated solely to assisting organizations that help survivors heal from the trauma of sexual assault.
SASP directs grant dollars to support rape crisis centers and other nonprofit, nongovernmental or tribal organizations providing core services, direct intervention and related assistance to those affected by sexual assault. Victims affected include adults, youth and children; family and household members of victims; and those collaterally affected by the victimization. Services include:
- 24-hour sexual assault hotlines
- crisis intervention services
- medical care, criminal justice and social support accompaniment and advocacy
- information and referral
- short-term individual and group support counseling
- culturally specific services including outreach activities for underserved communities
SASP Grant Awards
The 2019-2020 SASP Competitive Grant Awards (PDF)» were given through an application process to fund four projects serving nine counties across the state.
SASP Grant Priorities
The CVSSD SASP Subcommittee developed priorities to determine which projects receive funding. Projects must:
- enhance and strengthen meaningful access to population-specific and culturally-proficient services for victims and survivors of sexual assault, including victims of sex trafficking, who are members of an underserved population. This includes services to victims’ family and household members, as well as those collaterally affected.
- direct funding to address one or more of the gaps identified in the 2017 Sexual Assault Underserved Populations Survey (PDF) ». These include advocacy services, counseling and support group services, emergency financial support services, medical and legal accompaniment, system collaboration and outreach, and other locally documented services gaps.
- direct funding to organizations demonstrating a track record of providing population-specific services.
- enhance equitable distribution of grants and grant funds in rural areas.
- prioritize distribution of grants and grant funds to organizations that fully meet the criteria for population-specific organizations.
SASP Grant Requirements
All SASP grantees must:
- meet the 40-hour Oregon DOJ/DHS Training Requirement.
- designate a Lead Sexual Assault Advocate to support victim and survivor access to sexual assault services.
- designate a Population Specific Lead and Liaison to ensure that population- and culturally-specific services are made available to underserved and marginalized communities.
- receive an additional 24 hours of advanced sexual assault training, including training on population- and culturally-specific services and practices.
Alisha Goodwin, Fund Coordinator
1162 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096
Additional SASP Resources
- SASP Guidance (PDF) »
- SASP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF) »
- SASP Training Requirement and Resources (PDF) »
- Sample 2019-2020 SASP Nonprofit Grant Agreement (PDF) »
- Civil Rights Requirements
- Important Grant Reporting Dates
- SASP Annual Muskie Report »
- CVSSD Advisory Committee
- Oregon Tribal Nations County Service Areas (PDF) »
- Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force »
- Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) »
- Training Resources for CVSSD Grantees »