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This Competitive Application provides interested applicants with sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit an application for consideration by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape to provide services related to sexual violence for Fiscal Years (FY) 2017-2022 with yearly renewals.

Issuing Agency

The Competitive Application is issued by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.  The Director of Grants & Contracts, Lou Ann Williams, will serve as the point of contact for any questions.   Ms. Williams can be contacted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at (800) 692-7445 ext. 118 or (717) 728-9740 Ext. 118 or by email at


Applicants that have provided sexual violence services for at least one (1) full year prior to the time of the proposal are eligible to apply. Applicants must also be incorporated under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and must have achieved and maintained a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status.  Applicants awarded funding through Act 44/Title XX funding are required to provide confidential services to victims/survivors of sexual violence and those collaterally affected by the victimization.

Request for Proposal Webinars

Request for Proposal Webinars will be held on February 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. and February 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. The purpose of the webinars is to clarify any points in the Request for Proposal Application that may not be clearly understood by applicants. Participation in one of the webinars is strongly recommended. A link to PCAR's calendar of events where you can select the day that best suits your schedule is listed below.

Evaluation of Applications

The evaluation of applications will be conducted by PCAR’s Independent Review Committee (IRC).  PCAR's IRC is composed of five (5) individuals, representing diverse interests, cultures, and backgrounds.  The IRC will review all applications and rule upon their acceptability.  The IRC will make recommendations about application content and may request revisions to a proposal.  Additional information regarding the Competitive Application Process for Subcontracts is available below.

Submitting an Application

The application will be open on February 3, 2017 and closed on March 10, 2017 at 5 p.m.  The system will not accept applications attempted after the application is closed.  Any applications still in draft format at 5 p.m. on March 10, 2017 will be removed from the system and not considered for funding. Information regarding how to submit the online application will be included in the Request for Proposal webinars. Follow the steps below to apply:

1. Download the resources needed for application:





2. Watch our webinar: Review the competitive application process for those seeking to apply for funding to provide sexual assault services in PA. Presenters reviewed and explained the bid process, timeline, components, and grant application system.

3. Begin your application.