First Lady Sue Snyder encourages colleges, universities to apply for Campus Sexual Assault Grants

September 1, 2016

By Gabby Abel

In an ongoing effort to help reduce sexual assaults on campuses across our state, First Lady Sue Snyder is encouraging all Michigan colleges and universities to apply for the Campus Sexual Assault Grant.

Schools are now able to apply for a portion of the $500,000 grant to create programs and strategies aimed to prevent sexual assault.

Last year, 22 grants were awarded for projects ranging from online trainings for students and faculty to the creation of sexual assault networks for institutions to share resources and innovative programs.

“Finding effective and innovative ways to address this issue is extremely important as we continue our work to help end sexual assault on our campuses,” Sue Snyder said.

The second “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” summit, hosted by the First Lady, will take place on Sept. 30 in Ann Arbor. This event will highlight last year’s grant recipients and programs created through CSAGP funding.

The grant application is open today, Sept. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 13. Eligible applicants may submit up to two applications for projects in the following areas: education, prevention, and reporting and bystander innovation.

The grant application can be found at www.michigan.gov/CJgrants.

For more information about the initiative or about the Summit this year, visit: http://www.endcampussexualassault.com/