OVC FY 2016 Using Telemedicine Technology to Enhance Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Exams

Funding Source: 
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
Type of Funding: 
federal
Deadline: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Number of Awards Available: 
1
Award Ceiling: 
1 200 000
Eligibility: 
PURPOSE AREA 1: Eligible applicants for the demonstration project are nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations); institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education); states and units of local government; federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); sexual assault examination programs; medical institutions and/or practitioners involved in treating victims of sexual assault; and victim service providers involved in treating victims of sexual assault. PURPOSE AREA 2: Eligible applicants to provide training and technical assistance to support the demonstration site(s) are nonprofit and for-profit organizations; institutions of higher education; states and units of local government; sexual assault examination programs; and medical institutions and/or practitioners involved in treating victims of sexual assault.
Contact or More Information: 
For more information, download the solicitation at http://ojp.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/2016-Solicitation-Telemedicine-Enhance-Access-Sexual-Assault-Forensic-Exams-508.pdf
Description: 

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications to develop or enhance statewide telemedicine programs to deliver expert Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) guidance and support to medical professionals conducting sexual assault forensic exams in state correctional facilities, institutions of higher education, and rural and tribal communities. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing 24-hour live access to expert SANEs who will use cutting-edge audiovisual technology to walk a health care provider through a forensic medical examination.