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SAS Culturally Specific Program

The Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program (SAS Culturally Specific Program) supports nonprofit organizations that focus primarily on culturally specific communities and have experience in the area of sexual assault or who partner with an organization having such expertise. SAS Culturally Specific Program grant funds support culturally specific intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault.

Survivors of sexual assault from culturally specific communities frequently confront unique challenges, such as linguistic and cultural barriers, when seeking assistance. The goal of the SAS Culturally Specific Program is to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations, which are uniquely situated to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims from minority communities.

Eligible applicants are limited to: private nonprofit organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Blacks, or Hispanics.

In 2023, the SAS Culturally Specific Program gave out 18 awards totaling $6.91 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. § 12511(c).

SAS Culturally Specific Program Awards

Tundra Women's Coalition, The Bethel Alaska $385,000
Alianza Nacional De Campesinas Inc Oxnard California $385,000
Center For The Pacific-Asian Family, Inc. Los Angeles California $445,000
Korean American Family Services, Inc., (Kfam) Los Angeles California $495,000
Positive Results Corporation, The Los Angeles California $100,000
Kingdom Builders' Family Life Center Colorado Springs Colorado $335,000
Latin Women In Action Chicago Illinois $495,000
Massachusetts Alliance Of Portuguese Speakers, Inc. Cambridge Massachusetts $495,000
Sasha Center Inc Detroit Michigan $445,000
Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center Detroit Michigan $100,000
United Hope Network Inc Clinton Township Michigan $385,000
Casa Fortaleza Albuquerque New Mexico $495,000
Violence Intervention Program New York New York $495,000
Hogar Ruth Inc Vega Alta Puerto Rico $495,000
Daya Inc. Houston Texas $385,000
Saheli Austin Texas $495,000
The Yarrow Project Normandy Washington $385,000
Mahogany Cares Foundation Inc Milwaukee Wisconsin $100,000
  Total Award Amount   $6,915,000
  Total Number of Awards   18

Alaska Native Justice Center Inc. Anchorage Alaska $300,000
Centro La Familia Advacasy Service Fresno California $300,000
Voces Unidas For Justice Colorado Springs Colorado $299,962
Mujer, Inc. Homestead Florida $299,999
Raksha Inc Atlanta Georgia $300,000
Kan-Win Park Ridge Illinois $299,860
Amani Community Services Waterloo Iowa $100,000
Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders In Solidarity Des Moines Iowa $300,000
Nisaa African Family Services Des Moines Iowa $300,000
Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio, Inc. Saint Paul Minnesota $300,000
Minneapolis American Indian Center Minneapolis Minnesota $200,000
Victory Women Of Vision Manchester New Hampshire $299,930
Black Women's Blueprint, Inc. Brooklyn New York $300,000
Diaspora Community Services Brooklyn New York $300,000
Sauti Yetu Center For African Women, Inc. Bronx New York $299,819
Sepa Mujer, Inc. Patchogue New York $300,000
Taller Salud, Inc. Loiza Puerto Rico $300,000
Consejo Counseling & Referral Inc. Seattle Washington $300,000
Core El Centro Milwaukee Wisconsin $300,000
  Total Award Amount   $5,399,570
  Total Number of Awards   19

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. Phoenix Arizona $287,900.00
Asian Health Services Oakland California $287,900.00
Casa De La Familia Santa Ana California $287,900.00
Ayuda Washington District of Columbia $287,900.00
Sewa-aifw (Asian-indian Family Wellness) Maple Grove Minnesota $287,900.00
Hand In Hand Multicultural Center Springfield Missouri $287,900.00
Garden Of Hope, Inc. Flushing New York $287,900.00
Korean-American Family Service Center, Inc., The Flushing New York $287,900.00
New York Asian Women's Center, Inc. New York New York $287,900.00
Trinity Healing Center, Inc. Brooklyn New York $287,900.00
Asian American Community Service Columbus Ohio $287,900.00
Asian Services in Action, Inc. Akron Ohio $287,900.00
Ohio Hispanic Coalition Columbus Ohio $287,900.00
Women on Maintaining Education and Nutrition Nashville Tennessee $287,900.00
  Total Award Amount   $4,030,600.00
  Total Number of Awards 14


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

Contact Us

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