SASP or the Sexual Assault Services Program Grant was created by the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Re-authorization of 2005. SASP is the first federal funding stream solely dedicated to the provision of direct intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault. The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) has been collaborating with the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission since 2010 to ensure these crucial funds are made available to Rape Crisis Centers (RCC) across the state of North Carolina.
SASP is a one year competitive grant that requires no match. Grant application solicitations are made available to NC RCCs from NCCASA in the late winter of each year. All applications are reviewed by a Multi-Disciplinary Review Team (MDRT) comprised of board members and collaborative partners of NCCASA. SASP grants can be awarded up to 21 different RCCs to provide basic services or to improve access to services for under served populations.