Guam Gets 3 More Grants from DOJ Totaling $270,993

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Guam  – Guam has received three more grants from the Department of Justice totaling $270,993.

 

One grant of $190,301 was awarded to the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence. The money is to be used to support victim services such as rape crisis centers, public awareness, battered women’s shelters, and other victim service programs.

Another grant of  $59, 639 was awarded to the Guam Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) to help DYA enforce its goal of reducing underage drinking and driving. The money will be used to support DYA’s One Nation Alcohol Free Social Marketing Campaign and other media awareness educational campaigns.

The third grant is for $21,053. It  was awarded to the Governor’s Office to support rape crisis centers and other nonprofit organizations for direct intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault.

In a release announcing the grant awards, Congresswoman Bordallo says she ispleased that these funds will be used to improve efforts in preventing and combating sexual violence, domestic abuse, and underage drinking.”

READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:

U.S. Department of Justice Awards Guam $270,993 in Federal Financial Assistance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 20, 2013 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced the U.S. Department of Justice awarded two grants totaling $270,993 to the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence, Guam Department of Youth Affairs, and Office of the Governor of Guam.

$21,053 was awarded to the Guam Office of the Governor through the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women Sexual Assault Formula Grant Program. These funds will be used to support rape crisis centers and other nonprofit organizations for direct intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault

$190, 301 was awarded to the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to implement the State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalition Program. These funds will be used to support victim services such as rape crisis centers, training and technical assistance, public awareness, battered women’s shelters, and other victim service programs.

$59, 639 was awarded to the Guam Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) through the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. DYA’s Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program will use the funds to support their goal of reducing underage drinking and driving under the influence by prohibiting the purchase and consumption of alcohol to minors below the age of 21, as well as sale to adults who are purchasing for minors below 21 years of age. The program will continue to support their One Nation Alcohol Free Social Marketing Campaign and other media awareness educational campaigns.

“I am pleased that these funds will be used to improve efforts in preventing and combating sexual violence, domestic abuse, and underage drinking,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “Furthermore, the grants provided to the Office of the Governor, Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence, and Department of Youth Affairs will provide them the critical resources needed to support services for those affected by sexual assault, as well as promote a greater awareness in preventing alcohol purchase and consumption abuse in our community.”