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Rural Program

The Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program (Rural Program) seeks to enhance the safety of rural victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and support projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural areas. This program encourages collaboration among criminal justice agencies, victim services providers, social services agencies, health professionals, and other community organizations to overcome the problems of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities.

The Rural Program funds projects that implement, expand, and establish cooperative efforts among law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim service providers, and other related parties to investigate and prosecute incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; provide treatment, advocacy, counseling, legal assistance, or other victim services to victims in rural communities; or develop or strengthen programs addressing sexual assault, like Sexual Assault Response Teams and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs.

Eligible applicants are limited to: states, Indian tribes, territories, local governments, and nonprofit (public or private) entities, including tribal nonprofit organizations.

In 2023, the Rural Program gave out 51 awards totaling $36.36 million.

Once posted, the solicitation to apply for this program can be found on OVW’s website. Members of the public can also sign up for notifications on that website, and grant announcements are posted to OVW’s Twitter.

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 12341.

Rural Program Awards

Aiding Women From Abuse & Rape Emergencies Inc Juneau Alaska $950,000
Alaska Native Justice Center, Inc. Anchorage Alaska $750,000
Safe And Fear-Free Environment, Inc. Dillingham Alaska $749,424
Sitkans Against Family Violence Sitka Alaska $500,000
Women In Safe Homes Ketchikan Alaska $931,048
American Samoa Alliance Against Domestic And Sexual Violence Inc Pago Pago American Samoa $750,000
Alternative Horizons Corporation Durango Colorado $749,977
Project Hope Of Gunnison Valley Gunnison Colorado $747,582
T.E.S.S.A. Colorado Springs Colorado $750,000
Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc. Atlanta Georgia $494,893
Governor's Office-Governor's Community Outreach Federal Programs Office (Gco-Fpo) Hagatna Guam $700,000
Young Women's Christian Association Of Lewiston-Clarkston, Inc. Lewiston Idaho $749,158
Riverview Center Inc. Galena Illinois $700,000
Crisis Intervention Advocacy Center Adel Iowa $750,000
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Topeka Kansas $950,000
University Of New England Biddeford Maine $699,840
Shelter Inc Alpena Michigan $700,000
Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence, Inc. Jackson Missouri $750,000
Friendship Center Of Helena Helena Montana $748,539
Hi Line S Help For Abused Spouses Conrad Montana $743,233
St. Peter's Health Foundation Helena Montana $700,000
Supporters Of Abuse Free Environments Hamilton Montana $743,863
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska Lincoln Nebraska $700,000
Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault Crisi Fremont Nebraska $600,000
Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition Lincoln Nebraska $550,000
Rape/Domestic Abuse Program Of North Platte, Inc North Platte Nebraska $747,980
County Of Douglas Minden Nevada $750,000
Crisis Intervention Services Incline Village Nevada $350,000
Nevada Coalition To End Domestic And Sexual Violence Reno Nevada $750,000
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Nixon Nevada $750,000
Community Against Violence, Inc. Taos New Mexico $500,000
New Mexico Coalition Of Sexual Assault Program Inc Albuquerque New Mexico $950,000
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center Albuquerque New Mexico $750,000
Phoenix House, Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Resource Center, The Hobbs New Mexico $750,000
Tri-County Family Justice Center Of Northeast New Mexico Inc Las Vegas New Mexico $616,950
Ohio Hispanic Coalition Columbus Ohio $500,000
Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program Athens Ohio $950,000
Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. Tulsa Oklahoma $500,000
Le Flore County Child Advocacy Poteau Oklahoma $699,337
County Of Union La Grande Oregon $940,263
Tides Of Change Tillamook Oregon $750,000
Arise Lawrence County New Castle Pennsylvania $500,000
Avera Health Sioux Falls South Dakota $950,000
Wild Horse Butte Community Development Corporation Martin South Dakota $749,750
Bastrop County Women Shelter Bastrop Texas $524,840
Have Justice Will Travel, Inc. Vershire Vermont $577,280
Vermont Center For Crime Victims Waterbury Vermont $950,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Seattle Washington $500,000
The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Seattle Washington $750,000
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center Shelton Washington $500,000
Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Laramie Wyoming $950,000
  Total Award Amount   $36,363,957
  Total Number of Awards   51

Alaska Institute For Justice Anchorage Alaska $750,000
Kodiak Area Native Association Kodiak Alaska $750,000
Arizona Coalition To End Sexual And Domestic Violence Phoenix Arizona $700,519
Empower Tehama Red Bluff California $700,000
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault Denver Colorado $700,000
Tu Casa, Incorporated Alamosa Colorado $578,080
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual And Domestic Violence Inc Boise Idaho $750,000
Kootenai Hospital District Coeur D Alene Idaho $700,000
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. Prestonsburg Kentucky $950,000
Wellspring Alliance For Families, Inc, The Monroe Louisiana $750,000
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault Augusta Maine $950,000
Maine Coalition To End Domestic Violence Augusta Maine $750,000
Mainehealth Portland Maine $947,443
Safe Voices Lewiston Maine $700,000
Marquette County Of Marquette Michigan $743,034
Southwest Crisis Center Worthington Minnesota $699,982
Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. Jackson Mississippi $950,000
Our House Inc. Greenville Mississippi $950,000
Shelter And Assistance In Family Emergencies, Inc. Tupelo Mississippi $700,000
Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center, Inc. Charleston Missouri $722,551
Custer Network Against Domestic Abuse Inc. Miles City Montana $748,938
District IV Human Resource Development Council Inc. Havre Montana $464,700
Safe Harbor Ronan Montana $747,518
Safe Space, Inc. Butte Montana $749,885
Sanders County Coalition For Families Thompson Falls Montana $749,846
Doves Program, The Gering Nebraska $949,999
Community Chest Inc. Virginia City Nevada $750,000
Washoe Legal Services Inc. Reno Nevada $356,029
Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Fulton New York $950,000
Domestic Violence Crisis Center Inc. Minot North Dakota $498,738
YWCA Of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati Ohio $715,131
Attorney General, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Oklahoma $749,999
Wagoner, County Of Wagoner Oklahoma $700,000
Grant, County Of Canyon City Oregon $636,815
Harbor, Inc, The Astoria Oregon $695,519
Coordinadora Paz Para La Mujer, Inc. San Juan Puerto Rico $750,000
South Dakota Network Against Family Violence And Sexual Assault, Inc. Sioux Falls South Dakota $950,000
Champlain Valley Office Of Economic Opportunity, Inc. Burlington Vermont $750,000
Womensafe Inc. Middlebury Vermont $750,000
Safe Center Of SWVA Newbern Virginia $700,000
Child Protect Of Mercer County Inc. Princeton West Virginia $950,000
Military Affairs And Public Safety, West Virginia Department Of Charleston West Virginia $750,000
West Virginia Foundation For Rape Information And Services Inc. Fairmont West Virginia $949,487
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc. Madison Wisconsin $950,000
  Total Award Amount   $33,404,213
  Total Number of Awards   44

Legal Services Alabama Inc Montgomery Alabama $437,986.00
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Inc. Juneau Alaska $950,000.00
American Samoa Legal Aid, Inc Pago Pago American Samoa $950,000.00
Arizona Association Of Community Health Centers, Inc. Phoenix Arizona $950,000.00
Colorado River Regional Crisis Services Parker Arizona $738,964.00
Westcare Arizona I, Inc. Bullhead City Arizona $950,000.00
S.A.R.A. Inc. Fort Morgan Colorado $909,655.00
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, Inc. Tallahassee Florida $750,000.00
Community Council of Idaho, Inc. Caldwell Idaho $500,000.00
Family Crisis Center, Inc. Rexburg Idaho $950,000.00
Idaho Legal Aid Services Inc Boise Idaho $943,336.00
Oneida Crisis Center Inc Malad Idaho $433,239.00
Attorney General, Illinois Springfield Illinois $749,890.00
Lee, County of Dixon Illinois $417,425.00
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence Des Moines Iowa $500,000.00
S.O.S., Inc. Emporia Kansas $949,952.00
Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center, Inc. Scott City Kansas $950,000.00
Hope and Justice Project, Inc. Presque Isle Maine $950,000.00
Through These Doors Portland Maine $749,966.00
Northern Michigan Childrens Assessment Center Roscommon Michigan $750,000.00
Domestic And Sexual Violence Services Of Carbon County (DSVS) Red Lodge Montana $950,000.00
Haven Bozeman Montana $939,908.00
Missoula, County of Missoula Montana $950,000.00
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Niobrara Nebraska $750,000.00
Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development, Inc Belmont New York $750,000.00
Thirtieth Judicial District Domestic Violence - Sexual Assault Alliance Inc, The Waynesville North Carolina $750,000.00
Abused Adult Resource Center Inc Bismarck North Dakota $749,899.00
Caws North Dakota Bismarck North Dakota $950,000.00
Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Saipan Northern Mariana Islands $700,000.00
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Cleveland Ohio $500,000.00
Nord Center, The Lorain Ohio $492,962.00
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence Independence Ohio $388,298.00
Delaware Tribe of Indians Bartlesville Oklahoma $500,000.00
Muscogee Creek Nation Okmulgee Oklahoma $386,792.00
Southeastern Oklahoma Services for Family Violence Intervention, Inc. Idabel Oklahoma $496,055.00
Stillwater Domestic Violence Services, Inc. Stillwater Oklahoma $500,000.00
Illinois Valley Safehouse Alliance Cave Junction Oregon $949,633.00
My Sisters' Place Newport Oregon $950,000.00
Safe Harbors Enterprise Oregon $923,845.00
Shelter From the Storm La Grande Oregon $950,000.00
Ywca of Greater Harrisburg Harrisburg Pennsylvania $750,000.00
The University of South Dakota Vermillion South Dakota $750,000.00
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic And Sexual Violence Nashville Tennessee $750,000.00
Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf Salt Lake City Utah $935,885.00
Utah Domestic Violence Advisory Council Salt Lake City Utah $950,000.00
Harborview Medical Center Seattle Washington $499,999.00
  Total Award Amount   $34,643,689.00
  Total Number of Awards 46


For awards issued before 2021, you can visit our grant awards program page.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Rural Program, you can email us or call 202-307-6026.