Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault crosses all socio-economic classes. Men, women and children are all affected by sexual violence. From small community-based initiatives to large corporate entities, many organizations across the country are working to lower these statistics. In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), we have compiled a few funding sources currently available to support these efforts.
According to the Mary Kay Foundation, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Organizations across the country are working together to reduce that statistic. Following are some grants that can help such organizations.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women has several grant solicitations currently open for grants to assist with domestic violence needs. Application deadlines vary, with most due in February and one due in March. Also located on the website linked above is a schedule of the Office on Violence Against Women’s proposed grant solicitation dates for 2018. This calendar would be a helpful tool to plan for upcoming applications.
We are addressing two grant topics this week upon discovering grants with upcoming deadlines in two related yet separate areas. Workforce re-entry grants are important for those organizations helping people to get back in the workforce following an illness, incarceration, child rearing, or other reason. Victims of violent crime also can benefit from grant-funded assistance. Below please find some grant opportunities for both of these areas.