Grant Details

Violence Against Women Act Sexual Violence Prevention (Ohio)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Ohio Department of Health


    The purpose of the Sexual Violence Prevention Program is to reduce the incidence of rape and other forms of sexual violence through primary prevention and education. Priority program activities must address risk and protective factors for perpetration and prevention strategies that are comprehensive and community-based. The goal of this funding is for awardees to implement prevention strategies across the social ecological model/spectrum of prevention.

    Primary prevention is defined as population based, using environmental and system-level strategies, policies, and actions that prevent sexual violence from initially occurring.

    Eligible projects inlcude:
    • Sexual Violence Prevention (Local) - for general prevention rape prevention education that supports and expands primary prevention efforts to reduce or stop sexual violence within communities. Primary prevention projects are designed to stop sexual violence before it occurs; or
    • Sexual Violence Prevention (State Coalition) - for statewide sexual violence prevention and technical assistance activities. Applicant must have the mission to serve as a statewide coalition of sexual assault, allied organizations, and individuals throughout Ohio working to eliminate all forms of sexual violence.

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Funds may not  be used for the following:           
    • To advance political or religious points of view or for fund raising or lobbying;
    • To disseminate factually incorrect or deceitful information;
    • Consulting fees for salaried program personnel to perform activities related to grant objectives;
    • Bad debts of any kind;
    • Contributions to a contingency fund;
    • Entertainment;
    • Fines and penalties;
    • Membership fees -- unless related to the program and approved by OOH;
    • Interest or other financial payments (including but not limited to bank fees);
    • Contributions made by program personnel;
    • Costs to rent equipment or space owned by the funded agency;
    • Inpatient services;
    • The purchase or improvement of land; the purchase, construction, or permanent improvement of any building;
    • Satisfying any requirement for the expenditure of non-federal funds as a condition for the receipt of federal funds;
    • Travel and meals over the current state rates;
    • Costs related to out-of-state travel, unless otherwise approved by ODH, and described in the budget narrative;
    • Training longer than one week in duration, unless otherwise approved by ODH;
    • Contracts for compensation with advisory board members;
    • Grant-related equipment costs greater than $1,000, unless justified in the budget narrative and approved by ODH;
    • Payments to any person for influencing or attempting to influence members of Congress or the Ohio General Assembly in connection with awarding of grants;
    • Promotional Items;
    • Office Furniture (including but not limited to desks, chairs, file cabinets);
    • Fundraising;
    • Research projects;
    • Crisis intervention services including hotlines, case management, hospital and court advocacy, counseling, support groups, will not be funded;
    • Victim response training on how service providers should respond to victims of sexual violence will not be funded (i.e., hospital advocacy, law enforcement training, SANE training and judicial response);
    • Offender treatment programs for the purpose of preventing repeat perpetration. The focus for these funds are on preventing first-time perpetration; and
    • To advocate or promote gun control. Funds may not be spent on political action or activities designated to affect the passage of specific Federal, State, or local legislation intended to restrict or control the purchase or use of firearms.


    Beth Malchus

    Beth Malchus
    246 N. High St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
    (614) 466-8960

  • Eligibility Details

    All applicants must be a local public or nonprofit agency.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by October 5, 2020. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Approximately $900,000 is available in total funding for up to 20 awards. Awards range from $30,000 to $65,000 each.

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