OVC FY 2023 Expanding Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime seeks applications for funding to develop or enhance a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) or Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission by increasing access to and the quality of postsexual assault health care services for victims and survivors of sexual assault. 

OVC seeks to establish or expand sexual assault examination programs, including sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs and sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) programs, that focus on—

  1. increasing the number and availability of SANEs/SAFEs,
  2. expanding access to sexual assault forensic examinations to communities that have been historically underresourced, and
  3. improving the quality of post-sexual assault care using a hospital-based, community-based, campus-based, or corrections-based approach.


Deadline: April 20, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants: City or township governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Special district governments, State governments 

An applicant entity may submit more than one application, if each application proposes a different project in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 20, 2023