Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)

CFDA #16.017

The Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) was created by the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), 42 U.S.C. §14043g, and is the first Federal funding stream solely dedicated to the provision of direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault.  Overall, the purpose of SASP is to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g. accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, police departments, etc.), and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, family, and household members of victims and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault.

SASP subrecipients must adhere to all requirements in the applicable DOJ Grants Financial Guide and the OMB Uniform Guidance


Eligible subrecipients for Federal SASP Funding include:

  • Nonprofit, nongovernmental rape crisis centers; and
  • Nonprofit, nongovernmental dual programs that provide sexual assault and domestic violence services
Program Purposes

To support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of rape crisis centers and other nongovernmental or tribal programs and projects to assist individuals who have been victimized by sexual assault, without regard to the age of the individual.

To provide direct intervention and related assistance, to include:

  1. 24 hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referrals;
  2. Accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police and criminal proceedings;
  3. Crisis intervention, short term individual and group support services, and comprehensive service coordination and supervision to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members;
  4. Information and referral to assist sexual assault victim and family or household members;
  5. Community based, culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities; and
  6. Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described in 1-5 above.
Reporting Requirements

Report Type

Reporting Period

Due Date


Quarterly Progress Report

Q1 (Jan-Mar), Q2 (Apr-Jun), Q3 (Jul-Sept), Q4 (Oct-Dec)

30 days after quarter ends

Utah Grants 

Quarterly Reimbursement Request

Q1 (Jan-Mar), Q2 (Apr-Jun), Q3 (Jul-Sept), Q4 (Oct-Dec)

30 days after quarter ends


Report to Governing Board

2x per Program Year

2x per Program Year


Annual Progress Report

Jan 1st - Dec 31st

Jan 31st

Email to Grant Manager

Allowable and Unallowable Costs