The FY 2020-2021 SAPCS-State Expansion Grant and SAPCS-PHHS Block Grant Application Kit and Applicant Registration is now available. 

FY 2020-2021 SAPCS-State Expansion Grant and SAPCS-PHHS Block Grant Application Kit

Please read the Application Kit thoroughly.

IMPORTANT: To apply for a grant, Applicants are required to first register for an on-line account. Review the Application Kit which includes information on Purpose Areas, Eligibility and other helpful information. 

NEW – Grant Offering and Application Lifecycle System (GOALS)  

GOALS provides Applicants the ability to apply for grant(s) online. This system replaces the historical email submission and use of the Grants Online Registration Form (GORF).

Applicant Registration 

In order to register, an Applicant must designate one person as their point of contact to submit their grant application. To create an on-line account the entity must email the point of contact information to Grants@oag.texas.gov with the following information:  

  • First Name  
  • Last Name  
  • Email Address  
  • Organization Legal Name  

Note: Applicants who created accounts during the Other Victim Assistance Grant (OVAG), Victim Coordinator and Liaison Grant (VCLG), and Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services (SAPCS)-State grant application cycle are already registered in GOALS.  

  • Registered Applicants should access their Grant Programs webpage (homepage) in GOALS and select the green View Grant Programs button. If the answers provided on the Eligibility questions matched to the SAPCS-Federal grant program, the application will be available to the Applicant. 

The OAG strongly encourages Applicants to register by March 3, 2020 in order to have sufficient time to complete the application via GOALS by March 20, 2020.  

Eligible Applicants 

The following entities are eligible to apply for the SAPCS-State Expansion Grant: 

Sexual Assault Programs - any local public or private nonprofit corporation, independent of a law enforcement agency or prosecutor’s office, that is operated as an independent program or as part of a municipal, county, or state agency and that provides the following minimum services to adult survivors of stranger and non-stranger sexual assault:  24-hour crisis hotline, crisis intervention, public education, advocacy, and accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement offices, prosecutor offices, and courts and meets the Minimum Services Standards.  Applicant must be a current SAPCS-State grantee to apply. 

 

In addition to the requirement above, Sexual Assault Programs must be in reasonable proximity to the counties of interest identified in the Purpose Area Section of this application kit.  The OAG reserves the right to determine reasonableness of proximity, to split the county allotment between two Sexual Assault Programs, or to award the county allotment to the highest scoring sexual assault program for each county.   

The following entities are eligible to apply for the SAPCS-PHHS Block Grant:   

Sexual Assault Programs - any local public or private nonprofit corporation, independent of a law enforcement agency or prosecutor’s office, that is operated as an independent program or as part of a municipal, county, or state agency and that provides the following minimum services to adult survivors of stranger and non-stranger sexual assault:  24-hour crisis hotline, crisis intervention, public education, advocacy, and accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement offices, prosecutor offices, and courts and meets the Minimum Services Standards.  Applicant must be a current SAPCS-State grantee to apply. 

State Sexual Assault Coalitions – a statewide nonprofit organization that has been identified as a state sexual assault coalition by a state or federal agency authorized to make that designation. 

For sexual assault programs, a current SAPCS-State grantee is one that has an active SAPCS-State grant contract for FY 2020 (September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020).    

Applications are due Friday, March 20, 2020 via the manner required, as stated in the SAPCS-State Expansion Grant and SAPCS-PHHS Block Grant Application Kit.  

Refer back to this page for frequent updates.  

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