Hoeven Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Grants to Support Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women has awarded two grants totaling $1,223,917 to the North Dakota Department of Health.

“Victims of domestic violence can feel like there is nowhere to turn,” Hoeven said. “There is help, and today’s grants will be used to fund support services for sexual assault victims and will help prevent future violence.”

The first grant of $874,549 is from the DOJ’s Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecution (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. The grant will support domestic violence victim services, law enforcement, prosecution and courts in an effort to address and curtail violent crimes against women.

The second grant of $349,368 is made available through the DOJ’s Sexual Assault Services Program. It will be used to support North Dakota’s 20 domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention centers as well as organizations that provide intervention services.