Grants to State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Program Accomplishments

FY 07: Applications: 87, Awards: 87; FY 08: Applications: 87, Awards: 87; FY 09 est: Applications: 87, Awards: 87.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To coordinate State victim services activities and collaborate and coordinate with Federal, State, and local entities engaged in violence against women activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Each State domestic violence coalition as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act and each State sexual assault coalition as determined by the Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Public Health Service Act.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Potential applicants are encouraged to request the program announcement for additional information about eligibility requirements, the research priorities of the Institute, and application and selection procedures.

The standard application form as furnished by the Federal agency, in accordance with 28 CFR, Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for this program.

Applicants must contact their State Point of Contact (SPOC) to determine if the program has been selected for review by the State.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

The date that the application was sent to the SPOC or the reason such submission is not required must be included in the application.

A copy of the application must also be submitted to the State office that administers the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Formula Grant Program.

Application Procedures

Applicants must apply through the Office of Justice Programs' Grants Management System (GMS). The receipt, review, and analysis of application will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. This program is subject to provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, a letter is sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.


Contact the Office on Violence Against Women for application deadlines.


Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Sections 2001(c) and 2007(b)(2) and (3), 42 U.S.C. 3796gg and gg-1, as amended; Violence Against Women Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act, Title I, Section 101, Public Law 109-162.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.


Not applicable.


Applications are submitted on an annual basis.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Each eligible entity receives 1/112 of the funding available for this program (except that dual domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions receive 2 shares). Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal dollars by contributing to the costs of their projects. Supplimental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 12 months. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee.

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly and final financial reports will be required, as stipulated in the effective edition of the OJP Financial Guide.

Grantees must also file semi-annual reports explaining the activities carried out and an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities.


All organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit conducted for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, unless the audit condition on the award says otherwise. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year.


The award recipient must keep complete records on disposition of funds.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $8,804,194; FY 08 est $8,877,110; and FY 09 est $6,213,977.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$82,695 to $165,930; $102,037.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OJP Financial Guide is applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice, 800 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Telephone: (202) 307-6026.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All eligible applicants will receive the appropriate share of funding.

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