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Governor Wolf's "It's On Us PA" Grant Program

It’s On Us PA is a statewide campaign that invites everyone to play a role in ending sexual assault. Building off the momentum of the national It’s On Us movement, It’s On Us PA brings together college and university presidents, superintendents, administrators, teachers, students, families, and community members to reframe the conversation around sexual violence and pledge to be part of the solution.

Grants

In September 2016, Governor Tom Wolf announced that eligible post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania could apply for up to $30,000 in competitive funding to address campus sexual assault.

Programs or activities that were considered for funding included campus-wide training for students, faculty and staff; institutional campaigns to raise awareness and understanding of the reporting process and resources available to and rights of survivors of sexual violence; programs that enhance awareness of available resources and students’ rights or seek to increase mechanisms for anonymous reporting; and efforts to improve capacity to collect federal- or state-required data.

In its first year, the Wolf Administration awarded grants to 36 Pennsylvania postsecondary institutions to address campus sexual assault and the goals of the Governor's It's On Us campaign. In 2017-18, the Administration awarded It’s On Us PA grants to 39 postsecondary institutions across the state.

The information below is provided to assist eligible entities in developing an application for the Governor's It's On Us PA Grant Program:

Request for Application (PDF)
Grant Application (Word)


Take the Pledge

It's On Us to:
  • Recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
  • Identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
  • Intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
  • Create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Take the It's On Us PA pledge to help keep people safe from sexual assault.  This personal commitment is a promise to be a part of the solution to the problem - not a bystander.