16.589: Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Program
Alternate Name: Rural Program
Aug. 4, 2022
Sept. 17, 2017
(1) to identify, assess, and appropriately respond to child, youth, and adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities, by encouraging collaboration among— (A) domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking victim service providers; (B) law enforcement agencies; (C) prosecutors; (D) courts; (E) other criminal justice service providers; (F) human and community service providers; (G) educational institutions; and (H) health care providers, including sexual assault forensic examiners; (2) to establish and expand nonprofit, nongovernmental, State, tribal, territorial, and local government victim services in rural communities to child, youth, and adult victims; and (3) to increase the safety and well-being of women and children in rural communities, by— (A) dealing directly and immediately with domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking occurring in rural communities; and (B) creating and implementing strategies to increase awareness and prevent domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants
States, Indian tribes, Territories, local governments, and nonprofit, public or private entities, including tribal nonprofit organizations, are eligible to carry out programs serving rural areas or rural communities that address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Beneficiaries include eligible applicants who propose to serve victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence,and stalking in a rural area or rural community, as defined by 42 U.S.C., § 13925(a)(21) to mean (a) any area or community, respectively, no part of which is within an area designated as a standard metropolitan statistical area by the Office of Management and Budget; or (b) any area or community, respectively, that is (i) within an area designated as a metropolitan statistical area or considered part of a metropolitan statistical area; and (ii) located in a rural census tract.