Advanced Nursing Education – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program

The Advanced Nursing Education – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program provides grants to increase the number of registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and forensic nurses trained and certified as sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), with a preference for projects that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations or help meet public health nursing needs in state or local health departments.

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Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Apr 2, 2024


For programmatic or technical questions:
Michael Clark, MBA, RN

For grants management or budget questions:
Jacqueline Dickerson

Program goals include:

  • – Increase the number of trained and certified SANEs
  • – Increase the number of available SANE trainings
  • – Expand access to sexual assault forensic examinations, especially in rural and underserved areas
  • – Foster an environment that supports SANE training, practice, and retention

Applicants must address the following requirements and expectations:

  • – Provide financial support for trainees to complete SANE training and certification
  • – Implement a curriculum that addresses social determinants of health, health disparities, and behavioral health and promotes health equity
  • – Develop or enhance clinical training sites
  • – Ensure trainees complete appropriate clinical training with competent preceptors
  • – Ensure trainees complete all state/national requirements and practice hours needed for training and certification
  • – Ensure SANE retention through peer support, mentorship, counseling and continuing education
  • – Collaborate with other ANE-SANE grantees to share resources, best practices and bolster project success
  • – Establish or enhance academic-practice partnerships with entities such as HRSA-supported health centers and Rural Health Clinics to recruit diverse trainees and provide clinical and experiential training
  • – Fulfill all program evaluation requirements


Eligible applicants in the 50 states and U.S. territories include:

  • – Accredited schools of nursing
  • – Nursing centers
  • – Nurse-managed health clinics
  • – Academic health centers
  • – State and local health departments
  • – HRSA-supported health centers
  • – Rural Health Clinics
  • – Public and nonprofit hospitals
  • – Emergency healthcare service providers
  • – Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • – Clinics receiving funding under Title X
  • – Federally recognized tribes
  • – Tribal organizations
  • – Other relevant public and private nonprofit entities

Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories

Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 28
Estimated total program funding: $14,243,688

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicant webinar recording