First Lady Sue Snyder announces third round of Campus Sexual Assault grants, encourages colleges and universities to apply

Application open today, Aug. 31 until Thursday, Oct. 19

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

LANSING, Mich. ─ The Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program (CSAGP) is now accepting applications from public and non-public Michigan colleges and universities to help support ongoing efforts to reduce sexual assaults on campuses across Michigan.

This is the third round of grants after First Lady Sue Snyder and Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue announced the program in June 2015 following the First Lady’s “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” summit. Governor Snyder recommended and the Michigan Legislature appropriated $500,000 from the FY 2016 General Fund to support the grant program. An additional $500,000 to support the program was authorized for FY 2017, and has been renewed again for FY 2018 for $600,000.

“I encourage all Michigan colleges and universities to apply for this grant to develop new strategies to help keep our students safer on campus,” Sue Snyder said. “I thank my partners in the Legislature and the Governor for once again making these funds available to help our colleges and universities continue the fight to end sexual assault on our campuses.”

Last year, 19 awards were made for projects that included enhancing online training programs for students and faculty, developing student-driven training videos, providing trauma-informed sexual assault training to first responders and creating sexual assault networks for colleges to use to share resources and innovative programs.

On Sept. 25, the First Lady will host the third “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” summit at Eastern Michigan University. The summit will continue the conversation of campus assault and is an ongoing campaign to inform communities, empower individuals and ultimately bring an end to campus sexual assault.

The grant application can be found at www.michigan.gov/CJgrants. Applications will be accepted until 12 p.m. (noon) EDT on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

Eligible applicants are permitted to submit up to two applications for projects in the following five program areas: education, awareness, prevention, reporting and bystander intervention. Applicants are encouraged to research and develop their projects with state and national sexual assault experts, as well as model their proposals after evidence-based sexual assault programs. 

To be considered for funding all applicants must:

  • Submit a detailed and complete application with all required information by 12 p.m. (noon) EDT on Oct. 19, 2017.
  • Be a public or non-public university, college or community college where students attend classes on a physical campus in the state of Michigan.
  • Provide a project overview that includes project title, goals and objectives, proposed start and completion dates, estimated cost, grant amount requested and additional partners participating in the project.
  • Have a project that starts after Dec. 1, 2017 and completes by November 30, 2018.
  • Submit no more than two applications per college/university.

Grant applications will be reviewed by a committee that includes representatives from the Michigan State Police, Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, and the Executive Office of the Governor.

For questions regarding the grant program or to submit an application, email msp-csagrant@michigan.gov.

For additional information regarding the “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” summit, visit www.endcampussexualassault.com.

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