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Grants and Funding


The USAO, EDLA Community Outreach/Law Enforcement Team monitors various sites, such as and Bureau of Justice Assistance to keep abreast of DOJ grant opportunities and provide information about those opportunities to state, local, tribal, and non-governmental partners. For further information see the Department of Justice website


Open Grant Program Solicitations from the Office of Justice Programs

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides federal leadership in developing the Nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. In this capacity, OJP administers the majority of the Department of Justice (DOJ) grant funding as appropriated by Congress. In an effort to keep United States Attorneys informed of open FY 2016 grant solicitations, we are providing the following information.


Solicitation Title: OVC, Using Telemedicine Technology to Enhance Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Exams

Who Can Apply? This solicitation has two purpose areas: I) Demonstration Project and 2) Training and Technical Assistance support to the demonstration project. For Purpose Area 1, eligible applicants are nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and forprofit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), states &""ld units oflocal government; Federally recognized Indian tribal governments 3 (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), sexual assault examination programs, and medical institutions, practitioners, and victim service providers involved in treating victims of sexual assault. For Purpose Area 2, eligible applicants are nonprofit and for-profit organizations, institutions ofhigher education, states and units of local government, sexual assault examination programs, and medical institutions and practitioners involved in treating victims of sexual assault.

What's It For? OVC will award funding to develop or enhance statewide telemedicine programs to deliver expert Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) guidance and support to medical professionals conducting sexual assault forensic exams in state correctional facilities, institutions of higher education, and rural and tribal health centers. Funding will support one organization to develop or enhance access within its state, to sexual assault forensic exams for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault using telemedicine technology in underserved communities. Funding will also support one technical assistance provider to support the demonstration project.

When's It Due? Applications are due July 28,2016.


Please review the requirements set forth in the solicitations above and encourage eligible entities to submit applications for funding. For more information, please visit OJP's website, and the OJP Program Plan webpage at Open solicitations are posted at and

If you have any questions, please contact Ralph E. Martin, Director, Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management at (202) 305-1802, or by e-mail at

Updated July 18, 2016