Grants

Grants

To date, EVAWI has received $8,962,332.00 in grant funding. These grant funds are supplemented with other sources of income, including fees generated by conference registrations and consulting activities, as well as charitable contributions from individuals and participants in the Combined Federal Campaign for workplace giving by federal employees.

For more information on the activities and services provided by EVAWI, please see our most recent Annual Report.

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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner Training Initiative

This cooperative agreement was awarded to allow EVAWI to collaborate with with World 2 Systems, LLC, Zapdot, Inc. and an expert panel to update the Sexual Assault Forensic and Clinical Management Virtual Practicum (Virtual Practicum) first launched in 2008. During the first two years of this project, project partners updated the Virtual Practicum to reflect current best practices and recommendations for providing medical forensic care to the sexual assault patient. This award supports the third phase of the project, which will deliver the completed Virtual Practicum as a fee-for-service, standalone downloadable program, and make it available for wide distribution.

October 1, 2020


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Driving for Change

Uber awarded EVAWI this discretionary grant to continue improving communities’ and professionals’ responses to sexual assault survivors. Leveraging Uber’s international reach, EVAWI earmarked the grant to support Start by Believing (SBB) outreach efforts throughout the world. The funds help EVAWI staff support longtime SBB Communities, as well as those attempting to launch their very first campaign. The funding also promotes global SBB day by helping cover the international distribution of educational resources and marketing materials.

December 5, 2019


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Start by Believing

This grant was awarded to strengthen and expand the Start by Believing program by helping local champions design and launch campaigns in their communities. This funding allows EVAWI to continue providing an array of training resources to educate local corporations, health care facilities, and social service organizations on Start by Believing strategies, because every response matters.

November 16, 2019


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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner Training Initiative

This cooperative agreement was awarded so EVAWI can work in conjunction with World 2 Systems, LLC, and an expert panel to update the Sexual Assault: Forensic and Clinical Management Virtual Practicum (Virtual Practicum), first issued in 2008. Because technology and best practices have evolved over the past decade, the Virtual Practicum is no longer compatible with most operating systems and portions of its content are obsolete. Therefore, EVAWI will develop an updated Virtual Practicum that reflects current best practices and recommendations for providing medical forensic care to the sexual assault patient. This award supports the first two phases of the project, which are: 1) planning and content development; and 2) production and in-house testing.

October 1, 2018


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Targeted Training and Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement on Sexual Assault

This cooperative agreement allows EVAWI to continue providing training and technical assistance for law enforcement on sexual assault investigation. This includes various strategies such as online resources, the OnLine Training Institute, Training Bulletins, webinars, and conference presentations. Technical assistance is also provided through individual consultations.

October 1, 2018


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Victim Link: Connecting Victims with Advocacy, Services and Reporting

EVAWI has partnered with technology firm Ten8Tech to expand and enhance a new technology initiative currently being launched on a national scale, to improve responses, services, and access for victims of crime. With a public-facing component titled Seek Then Speak, and an agency-facing service known as Victim Link, this innovative program provides sexual assault survivors and their support people a way to interact directly with a multi-lingual platform to gather information, explore options, and connect directly with local resources. They can even begin the process of reporting the crime directly to law enforcement and requesting community services for longer-term help. In other words, the program helps to close gaps in service delivery and promote justice and healing.

October 1, 2017


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Comprehensive Training and Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement on Sexual Assault

This cooperative agreement allows EVAWI to continue providing training and technical assistance for law enforcement on sexual assault investigation. This includes various strategies such as online resources, the OnLine Training Institute, Training Bulletins, webinars, and conference presentations. Technical assistance is also provided through individual consultations.

October 1, 2017


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Forensic Compliance Technical Assistance Grant

This cooperative agreement was awarded so EVAWI could continue providing various forms of training and technical assistance in the area known as “VAWA forensic compliance.” The goals of the project are to increase victims’ access to a medical forensic exam, support the implementation of the VAWA forensic compliance provision, and ensure that communities are notified about the availability of medical forensic exams for sexual assault victims, free of charge and regardless of whether they participate in the criminal justice process. This requires providing the public with information about billing and payment, because these are often critical factors in a victim’s decision-making process about whether to have a medical forensic exam.

October 1, 2017


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Comprehensive Training and Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement on Sexual Assault to Prevent Gender Bias

This cooperative agreement allows EVAWI to provide comprehensive training and technical assistance for law enforcement on the topic of sexual assault and gender bias. This includes providing individualized technical assistance, conference presentations, developing and disseminating resources such as training and model policy materials, and integrating gender bias guidance into existing training and technical assistance resources. The target audience for this project includes grantees and potential grantees of the Improving Criminal Justice Responses (ICJR) Grant Program, the Rural Grant Program, the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program, and the Grants to Tribal Governments Program.

October 1, 2016


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Comprehensive Training and Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement on Sexual Assault

This cooperative agreement allows EVAWI to provide comprehensive training and technical assistance for law enforcement on the topic of sexual assault. This includes a variety of strategies such as extensive web resources, the OnLine Training Institute, Training Bulletins, webinars, and conference presentations. Technical assistance is also provided through individual consultations.

October 1, 2015


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Board Development Grant

Funding was awarded to help EVAWI dedicate resources to build the level of governance, management, and leadership capacity required to support the organization’s current size and obligations.

July 2, 2015


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Comprehensive Training and Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement on Sexual Assault

This cooperative agreement was awarded so EVAWI could provide comprehensive training and technical assistance for law enforcement personnel on the topic of sexual assault. Proposed activities include live training provided through regional training conferences, webinars, and a limited number of presentations at conferences hosted by other national organizations. This award was also designed to support EVAWI’s continued expansion of the online resources offered, as well as developing and disseminating electronic newsletters and training bulletins.

October 1, 2013


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Forensic Compliance Technical Assistance Grant

This third cooperative agreement was awarded so EVAWI could continue providing various forms of training and technical assistance in the area known as “forensic compliance.” The goal is to support criminal justice and community professionals working to design, implement, and evaluate a victim-centered response system that is compliant with the revised forensic medical examination requirements of the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (as codified in the Violence Against Women Act, which was reauthorized in both 2005 and 2013).

October 1, 2013


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Crime Victim / Survivor Scholarships

OVC funded 12 scholarships for crime victims/survivors to attend our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking, April 3-5, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

July 2, 2013


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National Conference Support

Our fifth OVC grant provided support for our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking, April 2-4, 2012 in San Diego, California. Once again, ten scholarships were also funded by OVC for professionals to attend the conference.

June 20, 2012


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National Conference Support

For the fourth year, OVC provided support for our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking, April 11-13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Ten scholarships were also funded by OVC for professionals to attend the conference.

July 13, 2011


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Forensic Compliance Technical Assistance Grant

Under this second cooperative agreement in the series, EVAWI continued to provide various forms of training and technical assistance for professionals involved in the criminal justice and community response to sexual assault, on the topic of forensic compliance.

July 1, 2011


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OnLine Training Institute / Technical Assistance Grant

This fourth grant in the series supported EVAWI’s effort to expand and enhance the OnLine Training Institute (OLTI). This included: (1) Eliminating the cost of registration, so it is available free for interested professionals; (2) Disseminating information about the OLTI as a free resource; (3) Expanding the training content that is available in the OLTI; (4) Enhancing the features of the OLTI infrastructure; and (5) Providing technical assistance to a wide range of multidisciplinary professionals from across the country.

January 1, 2011


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OnLine Training Institute / Technical Assistance Grant

With this third grant in the series, EVAWI was able to continue disseminating information about the OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) and providing ongoing technical assistance. The goal for the project was to bring state-of-the-art information and resource materials to a wide range of professionals working in the field, including OVW grantees under the STOP Formula Program.

September 24, 2010


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National Conference Support

Our third OVC award provided support for EVAWI’s International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking, April 19-21, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten scholarships were also funded by OVC for professionals to attend the conference.

August 16, 2010


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Board Development Grant

The William H. Donner Foundation awarded funding to help EVAWI dedicate resources to build the level of governance, management, and leadership capacity required to support the organization’s current size and obligations. This included hosting an in-person meeting for Board Members, which was facilitated by an expert to provide successful guidance through the process, as well as follow-up as the findings were documented, implemented, and evaluated.

January 28, 2010


Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

National Conference Support

This second award from OVC provided support for our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking, held May 18-20, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Ten scholarships were also funded by OVC for professionals to attend the conference.

September 9, 2009


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Forensic Compliance Technical Assistance Grant

Under this cooperative agreement, EVAWI provided various forms of training and technical assistance for professionals in the area known as “forensic compliance.” The goal of the project was to support criminal justice and community professionals working to design, implement, and evaluate a victim-centered response system that is compliant with the revised forensic medical examination requirements of the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (as codified in the 2005 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act).

May 1, 2009


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Making a Difference Project: Research and Reform Summit

The William H. Donner Foundation awarded continuation funding for the Making a Difference (MAD) Project, to bring together a core group of participants for a Research and Reform Summit. The purpose of this meeting was to review the data collection process and preliminary findings, both to assist in the analysis and interpretation of the data, but also to chart a course for reforms guided by the knowledge gained from their participation in the MAD Project.

February 6, 2009


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National Conference Support

This award provided support for our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking, held May 18-20, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Grant funds were also used to offer ten scholarships for professionals to attend the conference, with awards based on a competitive selection process.

September 19, 2008


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OnLine Training Institute / Technical Assistance Grant

With this second grant in the series, EVAWI was able to continue disseminating information about the OnLine Training Institute (OLTI), expanding the availability of continuing education units, and providing ongoing technical assistance. The goal for the project was to bring state-of-the-art information and resources to a wide range of professionals working in the field, including OVW grantees under the STOP Formula and Rural Programs.

June 1, 2008


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National Conference Support

This award supported our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking, held March 31-April 2, 2008 in New Orleans, LA. Ten scholarships were also funded by OVC for professionals to attend the conference.

May 28, 2008


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Making a Difference Project (Phase IV)

With 6 months of continuation grant funding in 2007, we accomplished the following objectives: (1) Cleaning and compiling data from the Making a Difference (MAD) Project, and matching a subsample of cases across professional disciplines; (2) Designing a data analysis plan; (3) Consulting with multidisciplinary experts, to assist with interpreting the findings, and exploring the implications for research, policy, and practice; (4) Writing a manuscript draft for publication to disseminate the findings for policymakers and practitioners in the field, and; (5) Presenting the findings at one conference for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

February 1, 2007


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OnLine Training Institute / Continuing Education for Law Enforcement

With this second grant from the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, EVAWI reached out to thousands of law enforcement professionals across the country, to encourage participation in the OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) and improve their investigation of sexual assault cases. Funding also supported our efforts to pursue accreditation in as many states as possible, so law enforcement professionals could earn continuing education units for completing training modules in the OLTI.

October 27, 2006


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OnLine Training Institute / Continuing Education for Law Enforcement

This second grant from the Horizons Foundation helped EVAWI reach out to thousands of law enforcement professionals across the country, to encourage participation in the OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) and improve their investigation of sexual assault cases. Funding also supported our efforts to pursue accreditation in as many states as possible, so law enforcement professionals could earn continuing education units for completing training modules in the OLTI.

September 6, 2006


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Making a Difference Project (Phase III)

The 2006 grant award allowed EVAWI to continue to facilitate important reform efforts in the eight participating communities in the Making a Difference (MAD) Project, by coordinating communication and conducting on-going data collection and analysis of criminal justice processing and outcomes. On-site technical assistance visits were also conducted in three of the communities; a fourth community used the funding to purchase a comprehensive system for multidisciplinary data collection and management.

February 14, 2006


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Conference Scholarships

Funding allowed us to offer scholarships for criminal justice professionals to attend our 2005 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking held in Baltimore, Maryland. These professionals returned to their communities with new ideas and strategies for improving the services they provide to victims of gender-based violence.

June 30, 2005


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Conference Scholarships

This grant was designed to support increased awareness, provide leadership and improve responses to sexual assault and domestic violence. Specifically, funding was used to offer 12 scholarships for advocates working in community-based organizations in Baltimore County, to attend our 2005 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking.

June 23, 2005


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Capacity Building Grant

Funding awarded by the Horizons Foundation contributed toward achieving EVAWI’s goal of providing training and technical assistance to the professionals who respond to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. The funding helped us to build our capacity to meet the needs of law enforcement professionals, health care providers, victim advocates, and others who contact us every day for information and support.

June 16, 2005


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Making a Difference Project (Phase II)

This grant allowed EVAWI to continue coordinating communication between the eight participant communities in the Making a Difference (MAD) Project throughout 2005, as well as providing various forms of technical assistance and conducting ongoing data collection on case processing throughout the criminal justice system. Funding also supported on-site training workshops in four of the eight communities during 2005.

February 7, 2005


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Conference Evaluation / Collaboration Survey

Continued support was provided for EVAWI to evaluate outcomes of the national conference for eight community teams participating in the Making a Difference (MAD) Project. EVAWI consulted with the Institute for Public Health at San Diego State University to evaluate training outcomes using a variety of indicators, such as the knowledge and skills demonstrated in on-line training and a repeated assessment of community collaboration using a survey questionnaire. Specifically, all training participants completed a detailed survey of community collaboration before attending one of the regional training conferences, after attending one of the regional training conferences, and then again after completing the on-line training institute and certification process.

October 1, 2004


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OnLine Training Institute / Technical Assistance Grant

Grant funding allowed EVAWI to host three regional conferences during a two-year period, primarily targeting rural areas. The conferences provided state-of-the-art training in the criminal justice response to sexual assault crimes. Funding also supported development of the OnLine Training Institute (OLTI), to provide a forum for continued learning, opportunities to practice developing skills, and a certification process to document successful performance.

October 1, 2004


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Making a Difference Project (Phase I)

EVAWI was awarded this grant to sponsor a national conference in order to promote an integrated community response to sexual violence. Conference scholarships were awarded to applicant teams from eight U.S. communities to participate in the Making a Difference (MAD) Project, with each community team including eight professionals who respond to the needs of sexual assault victims. Within each community team, these professionals represented the fields of: law enforcement, prosecution, rape crisis advocacy, and other sexual assault services. The core vision of the conference was to challenge the legal process to more effectively prosecute sex offenders. Participants recognized that this requires redefining the way that sexual assaults are conceptualized within the criminal justice system. The goal of the conference was not only to make a difference in public policy but also to create a movement for social change. The original conference took place on October 26-29, 2004.

October 1, 2003