Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program
The Culturally Specific Services Program created by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 to promote community-based organizations to address the critical needs of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking victims in a manner tht affirms a victim's culture and effectively addresses language and communication barriers. The program also supports the development of innovative culturally-specific strategies and projects to enhance access to services and resource for victims of violence against women.
As a result of VAWA 2000, all grant recipients are statutorily required to report on the effectiveness of their projects, and the Attorney General must report to Congress on the effectiveness of each grant program. Therefore, grantees funded under this program must collect and maintain data that measures their effectiveness. Grantees are required to submit a Semi-Annual Progress Report.