The Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services (SAPCS) Program awards grants to Sexual Assault Programs, State Sexual Assault Coalitions, and Statewide Programs that are providing services to survivors and other individuals affected by sexual violence, working to improve services for survivors, or conducting activities related to the prevention of sexual violence.

SAPCS-STATE

The purpose of the SAPCS-State Program is to maintain or expand the existing services of local sexual assault programs and any other purposes consistent with Texas Government Code, Chapter 420

SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAMS

Grants contracts awarded to Sexual Assault Programs may be used for the following purposes:

  • 24-hour Crisis Hotline
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Public Education
  • Advocacy
  • Accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement offices, prosecutor's offices, and courts for survivors and their family members
  • Activities related to the prevention of sexual violence
  • Other support services as determined by the OAG

Statewide Programs and State Sexual Assault Coalitions

Grant contracts awarded to Statewide Programs and State Sexual Assault Coalitions may be used for preventing sexual assault or improving services for survivors and other individuals affected by sexual violence.

SAPCS-STATE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS 

The following entities are eligible to apply under the SAPCS-State Program:

  • Sexual Assault Programs
  • State Sexual Assault Coalitions
  • Statewide Programs

SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAMS

Sexual Assault Program: A Sexual Assault Program must provide the following minimum services for at least nine months prior to receiving a SAPCS-State grant contract: 24-hour crisis hotline; crisis intervention; public education; advocacy; accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement offices, prosecutor offices, and courts. Sexual Assault Programs must meet the Minimum Service Standards for the provision of minimum services.

State Sexual Assault Coalition: A State Sexual Assault Coalition must have been identified as a State Sexual Assault Coalition by a State or Federal agency authorized to make that designation. 

Statewide Program: A Statewide program must show that it supports efforts to maintain or expand existing services offered by local sexual assault programs; improve services to survivors; or other activities consistent with Texas Government Code, Chapter 420.

SAPCS-FEDERAL

The purpose of the SAPCS-Federal Program is to fund strategies and activities that support the primary prevention of sexual violence and any other purposes consistent with Texas Government Code, Chapter 420.

Grants contracts awarded to Sexual Assault Programs will be expected to:

  • Implement strategies designed to prevent sexual violence using a public health approach, best available evidence, and that aligns with the state action plan or other OAG guidance documents. 

Grant contracts awarded to State Sexual Assault Coalitions will be expected to: 

  • Provide technical assistance and training to Sexual Assault Programs implementing primary prevention programming.

SAPCS-FEDERAL ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

The following entities are eligible to apply under the SAPCS-Federal Program:

  • Sexual Assault Programs
  • State Sexual Assault Coalitions

SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAMS

Sexual Assault Program: A Sexual Assault Program must provide the following minimum services for at least nine months prior to receiving a SAPCS-Federal grant contract: 24-hour crisis hotline; crisis intervention; public education; advocacy; and accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement offices, prosecutor offices.  Sexual Assault Programs must meet the Minimum Service Standards for the provision of the minimum services.

State Sexual Assault Coalition: A State Sexual Assault Coalition must have been identified as a State Sexual Assault Coalition by a State or Federal agency authorized to make that designation.