What Is CSSP?

The Culturally Specific Services Program (CSSP) assists grantees in building partnerships, community engagement, organizational capacity, advocacy, and culturally specific services.

CSSP is a collaboration between Technical Assistance (TA) Providers in leading gender-based violence organizations, including Esperanza United, the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV), Ujima: National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community (Ujima), and The National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV). We are here to provide you with customized services through phone, email, webinars, conferences, training, one-to-one consultations, and on-site assistance.

This website is intended only for CSSP grantees. The event offerings are only open to CSSP grantee organizations. Technical assistance is open beyond CSSP grantees, however. For details on how to access and what is available, please visit the websites of each partner below.

Upcoming Events

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CSSP Annual Institute

Save the Date: July 16-18

San Francisco, CA

*Pending OVW approval*


More information about the Institute will follow in the coming weeks, including registration information, travel information, programming, and who should attend.


Please do not make any travel plans until you receive more information from us.

Your Grantee Cohort

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Training and Technical Assistance

Learn more about the types of support available to you as a CSSP grantee, the topics covered, and the people providing them.

Why Do You Use “@”?

Esperanza United has chosen to use “@” in place of the masculine “o” when referring to people or groups that are gender neutral or both masculine and feminine. This decision reflects our commitment to gender inclusion and recognizes the important contributions that women, men, and gender-nonconforming people make to our communities.