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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 2022, the Rural Program gave out 44 awards, totaling over $33.4 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

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

Aiding Women from Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Incorporated Juneau Alaska $636,020
Alaska Native Justice Center Anchorage Alaska $750,000
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Anchorage Alaska $499,951
Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government St. Paul Island Alaska $499,987
Kawerak, Incorporated Nome Alaska $498,555
SAFE - Safe And Fear Free Environment Dillingham Alaska $449,716
Tundra Women's Coalition Bethel Alaska $500,000
Women in Safe Homes Ketchikan Alaska $427,699
American Samoa Alliance Against Domestic & Sexual Violence Pago Pago American Samoa $250,000
Advocates of Lake County Leadville Colorado $487,637
Alternative Horizons Corporation Durango Colorado $748,824
Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation Centennial Colorado $727,757
Project Hope of Gunnison Valley Gunnison Colorado $404,528
Safe Harbor Children's Center Brunswick Georgia $495,357
Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center Adel Iowa $499,731
Helping Services for Youth & Families Decorah Iowa $472,600
University of Iowa Iowa City Iowa $499,854
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Topeka Kansas $750,000
Young Women's Christian Association Northeast Kansas Topeka Kansas $500,000
Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center DBA Ampersand Lexington Kentucky $500,000
Caring Unlimited Corporation Sanford Maine $498,496
Partners for Peace Bangor Maine $510,253
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Incorporated Petoskey Michigan $750,000
Itasca County Grand Rapids Minnesota $292,000
Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence Cape Girardeau Missouri $750,000
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Pablo Montana $438,209
Hi-Line's Help for Abused Spouses, Incorporated Conrad Montana $655,188
Supporters of Abuse Free Environments (SAFE), Incorporated Hamilton Montana $616,226
Young Women's Christian Association of Billings Billings Montana $453,103
Crisis Center for Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Fremont Nebraska $750,000
Haven House Family Services Center Wayne Nebraska $465,522
Rape/Domestic Abuse Program of North Platte, Incorporated North Platte Nebraska $577,684
Douglas County Minden Nevada $748,154
New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Incorporated Albuquerque New Mexico $619,150
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center Albuquerque New Mexico $500,000
Phoenix House Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Resource Hobbs New Mexico $498,247
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Incorporated Durham North Carolina $499,978
Community Violence Intervention Center, Incorporated Grand Forks North Dakota $500,000
Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program Athens Ohio $499,998
Leflore County Child Advocacy Network, Incorporated Poteau Oklahoma $651,841
Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Incorporated Hugo Oklahoma $750,000
Catholic Charities of Oregon Portland Oregon $500,000
Jefferson County Madras Oregon $750,000
Oasis Shelter Home, Incorporated Gold Beach Oregon $543,174
Tides of Change Tillamook Oregon $697,382
Hogar Nueva Mujer SMDLM, Incorporated Cayey Puerto Rico $750,000
Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault Lancaster South Carolina $732,636
Wild Horse Butte Community Development Corporation Martin South Dakota $500,000
Bastrop County Women's Shelter Bastrop Texas $404,486
Friendship of Women, Incorporated Brownsville Texas $500,000
Have Justice Will Travel, Incorporated Vershire Vermont $391,870
Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services Waterbury Vermont $749,985
Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, Incorporated Marion Virginia $744,326
YWCA South Hampton Roads Norfolk Virginia $369,340
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Seattle Washington $750,000
Logan County Commission Logan West Virginia $481,862
Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Laramie Wyoming $750,000
  Total Award Amount $32,237,326
  Total Number of Awards 57


For awards issued before 2020, 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.