Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)

2024-2025 SASP Competitive, Request for Application (RFA) (PDF) »

How to Use the E-Grants System »

Important Grant Reporting Dates »

SASP Recording and passcode – 9/12/2023
Passcode: U&Y194W2

If you are interested in receiving information about SASP funding opportunities for your victim service program, please contact Maria Ruiz Ceja at and request to be added to the listserv.

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 2021-2022 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 identified service gaps listed in the 2024-2025 RFA which include advocacy services, counseling and support group services, emergency financial support services, medical and legal accompaniment, system collaboration and outreach and any other locally documented service 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 Team of staff that will ensure that population- and culturally-specific services are made meaningfully 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.

Additional SASP Resources