(Office of the Attorney General) – CARSON CITY – Today, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced a grant opportunity for Nevada programs aimed at preventing violence against women.
“According to the Violence Policy Center, Nevada currently ranks fifth in the United States for homicide rates among females murdered by males,” said Laxalt. “These grants are used to strengthen public safety in areas of need, and provide resources to our non-profit service providers, law enforcement and judicial partners. As Nevada’s attorney general, I remain committed to protecting this state’s most vulnerable populations.”
This opportunity is funded by the federal Violence Against Women Act, from awards made to the Nevada Attorney General’s Office from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to support programs throughout the state. This year’s available grants to Nevada include the Services Training Officers Prosecution (STOP) with $1,510,564 in total funds, and the Sexual Assault Services Provider (SASP) that includes a $326,932 grant for a total of $1,837,496.
Eligible programs must provide victim-centered intervention through non-profit service providers, law enforcement, prosecution and courts. The mission of these programs should be to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable for intimate partner violence, including sexual assault and stalking.
Letters of intent must be submitted by October 16, 2015. The deadline for completed applications is October 23, 2015 by 5:00 pm. Letters of intent and applications can be mailed to Elizabeth Greb at the Carson City Attorney General’s Office. Late applications will not be accepted. To obtain the grant application, letter of intent and supporting documents, click here.
For more information on this grant opportunity, contact Grant Manager, Elizabeth Greb at 775-684-1148.