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Sexual Assault Services Program

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Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) works to support rape crisis centers and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations that provide core services, direct intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault in Indiana. Rape crisis centers and other nonprofit organizations such as dual programs providing both domestic violence and sexual violence intervention services play a vital role in assisting sexual assault victims through the healing process, as well as assisting victims through the medical, criminal justice, and other social support systems. SASP is a reimbursement-based grant.

Allowable Activities

Pursuant to federal law, funds under this program must be used to provide intervention and related assistance to: (1) adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault; (2) family and household members of such victims; and (3) those collaterally affected by the victimization, except for the perpetrator of such victimization.

Funds under this program must be used to support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of rape crisis centers and other nongovernmental or tribal programs and programs and activities that provide direct intervention and related assistance to individuals who have been victimized by sexual assault, without regard to the age of the individual. Intervention and related assistance may include:

  • 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral;
  • Accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings;
  • 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;
  • Information and referral to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members;
  • Community-based, culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities; and
  • Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described above.

Eligible Entities

Eligible organizations include: rape crisis centers, dual programs, faith-based organizations, mental health and counseling centers, and other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations that offer direct intervention and related assistance to support sexual assault victims. Governmental rape crisis centers are also eligible; however, they must not be part of the criminal justice system (such as a law enforcement agency) and must be able to offer a comparable level of confidentiality as a nonprofit entity that provides similar victim services.

If selected, SASP grantees must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services and adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal.

The award period for the current grant cycle is from January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022.

Priority will be given to programs that can and will promote civil rights (including by meeting the needs of underserved and marginalized survivors), improve access to justice for survivors, and enhance survivor safety.

  1. Total Agency Budget: If the applicant agency is a nonprofit, nongovernmental entity, please complete and upload a “Subgrantee Basic Budget (non-profit Applicant budget form)”. Be sure to complete both the Organizational tab and the Employee tab. The form can be found here. This does not apply to units of government.

  2. Indirect Cost Rate: If the applicant agency has a federally approved indirect cost rate, ICJI will accept this rate. You must provide ICJI with a copy of the approval letter showing the rate and effective date. If the applicant elects to use the de minimus rate of 10% of modified total direct costs (MTDC), then it must provide a list of indirect costs and the calculation used to determine the amount charged.

  3. Sustainability Plan: Please attach a document detailing the applicant’s plan to maintain the program once the grant fund period expires.

  4. Timeline: Please attach a timeline for the completion of the project and/or expenditure of the grant funds.

  5. Letters of Endorsement: Please attach at least one letter of endorsement evidencing community support for the applicant’s program.

  6. Miscellaneous
    • Completed and signed EEOP certification.
    • If applying for funds for personnel costs, attach the relevant job descriptions.
    • If applicable, attach other requested information.


Subgrantees are required to complete an Annual Progress Report (also referred to as the Muskie Report) that reflects the previous 12 months of activity, as well as a quarterly financial and programmatic report. Download the SASP Subgrantee Annual Progress Reporting form. Be sure to SAVE A COPY before entering data.

Annual Progress Report

Reporting Form Instructions

View reporting form instructions for more in-depth guidance on how to report about SASP-funded activities on the subgrantee Annual Progress Report.

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Helpful Hints

The Helpful Hints document provides guidance to SASP subgrantees completing their Annual Progress Report. It contains in-depth explanations and examples.

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Guide to Staff Categories

This document provides examples of types of staff and staff functions, and how they should be reported on the SASP Subgrantee Annual Progress Report.

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Guide to Victim Services Categories

The Victim Services Categories Guide provides examples of victim services and how they should be reported on the subgrantee Annual Progress Report.

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Formula Database

Download this user-friendly MS Access Database and user manual to help you collect and organize the grant-funded activities you must report on the Progress Reporting Form.

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Formula FTE Calculator

This FTE calculator is an optional tool that can be used by SASP Formula subgrantees to calculate totals for the staff section of their progress report.

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Training Videos

SASP RFP Webinar, 2022

To assist subgrantees, ICJI's Victim Services Division conducted a webinar about the 2022 SASP grant RFP, which included a basic overview of the program, important highlights and what to know before applying.


Review all of the sections of the reporting form with examples and detailed instructions on how best to report your SASP-funded activities.

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Stumped by FTEs? Spend 4 minutes (actually, less!) watching this video.

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Data are just summaries of thousands of stories – tell a few of those stories to help make the data meaningful. Watch this video to learn more.

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Access and download all of the materials you need to follow along with the webinar training!

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  • SASP Awards

    2022 Awards

    Program: Sexual Assault Services Program
    Number of Awards: 9
    Total Amount Awarded: $498,526


    Award Recipient

    Project Description

    Award Amount


    YWCA Northeast Indiana

    The proposed program seeks to empower individuals. Services provided by the sexual assault coordinator will include supervising the sexual assault advocate, along with providing services such as case management, advocacy, referral services, and support groups. The coordinator will also work as an advocate, working one-on-one with victims.



    A Better Way Services, Inc.

    A Better Way will provide advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking over an eight-county area. The organization will serve as a part of the Delaware County Sexual Assault Team, provide support in rural areas, operate a rape crisis center, and provide shelter as needed. Victims will have access to emotional support, counseling, support group, case management, advocacy, transportation, and other individualized services specific to their needs.



    Crisis Connection, Inc.

    Crisis Connection, Inc. Advocacy Services team will provide comprehensive services to those impacted by sexual violence. Advocates and trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day to respond to requests for services by medical professionals, law enforcement and victims. The Advocacy Team provides a timely response to requests for crisis intervention, protective order assistance, medical/forensic/legal advocacy and accompaniment, personal advocacy and emergency and non-emergency housing.



    Prevail, Inc. of Hamilton County

    Prevail will provide trauma-informed, broad-based crisis and restorative support services to meet the needs of victims of sexual assault as well as their family and household members.



    Family Service Association of Howard County, Inc.

    Family Service Association Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program will provide one full-time and one part-time Sexual Assault Advocate to provide intervention services, advocacy services and supportive services to any victim of sexual assault, as well as secondary victims or other collateral victims. Both advocates will be on-call 24/7 to respond to requests for services, and the part-time advocate will primarily provide services to the rural counties in our catchment area.



    North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center, Inc.

    The proposed program will ensure that a trained advocate is available to both primary and secondary victims at all times following a sexual assault. This includes having staff members available 24/7 to respond to local hospitals to provide on-site advocacy, information and referrals to sexual assault victims who seek medical attention or exams.



    Fair Haven, Inc.

    Fair Haven, Inc. will retain, enhance and strengthen sexual assault victim advocacy in Northwest Indiana by providing core services to victims/survivors of sexual assault, engage in community-based education, outreach and awareness to reach more individuals and families dealing with trauma following a sex crime and to increase services/information provided to our underserved local Hispanic/Latino community.



    Children's Bureau

    Children’s Bureau (formerly Families First) requests funding to support its Sexual Assault Survivor Services (SASS) program. The SASS program includes all components of a rape crisis center by offering support, education, resources, referrals, and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence to ensure that they overcome the trauma of their experiences.



    Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Inc.

    The project will help supplement and expand sexual assault programming, direct intervention, and related assistance for victims of sexual assault.


  • Past RFPs

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