Attorney General Ford Offers Grant Opportunity to Recruit and Train Sexual Assault Advocates

November 7, 2019

December 6th application deadline

Carson City, NV - Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced a grant opportunity enabling local non-profit organizations to recruit and train sexual assault advocates.

 This funding opportunity results from a legislative appropriation from Assembly Bill (AB) 176, passed during the 2019 Legislative Session. The bill enacts Nevada's Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights, which takes effect whenever a survivor of sexual assault receives a forensic medical exam or is interviewed by a law enforcement official or prosecutor. The survivor retains these rights regardless of his or her decision to participate in the criminal justice system. The bill allows survivors of sexual assault to consult with an advocate, support person, and/or counsel during a medical exam or an interview; be informed of certain DNA analysis results from their sexual assault evidence kit; and provides for certain rights regarding the legal process, such as being reasonably protected from the defendant.

"Every survivor deserves to be treated with dignity and respect," said AG Ford. "My office was proud to support the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights and is honored to financially back  the recruitment and training of advocates to assist our survivors. All non-profit service providers who can benefit from this assistance are encouraged to apply."

 Non-profit organizations interest in applying for funding must submit a completed application by Friday, December 6, 2019 by 5:00 pm.

 For a copy of the solicitation and application packet, please visit The completed application, attachments and budget should be emailed to