Statewide Grant Programs to Support Specialized Treatment and Services for Victims of Child Abuse

Grant Program Information:Statewide Grant Programs to Support Specialized Treatment and Services for Victims of Child Abuse
Program Goals:

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is soliciting applications from state agencies eligible and qualified to administer federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds designated to support Virginia Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and other specialized treatment and services for victims of child abuse. Such funds will be awarded to eligible organizations for delivery of VOCA allowable services statewide provided by CACs that are certified by the National Children’s Alliance and to support other VOCA allowable specialized treatment and direct services for victims of child abuse in Virginia. 

The selected grantee must have demonstrated organizational and technical capacity to comply with the applicable provisions of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), the Program Guidelines, and the requirements of the DOJ Financial Guide and to ensure the compliance of all subgrantees. The selected grantee must also have the demonstrated organizational and technical capacity to manage and award funds to projects statewide.  

Purpose Area 1.

For the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, a total of up to $1,500,000 will be awarded to the grantee in order to support VOCA allowable services provided by eligible CACs statewide. These funds are intended to supplement funds awarded in accordance with the 2015 Virginia Acts of Assembly, Chapter 665, item 341and are subject to performance and financial reporting as required by the federal Office for Victims of Crime.

 Purpose Area 2.

A total of up to $1,800,000 will be awarded in order to support VOCA allowable specialized treatment and services for victims of child abuse in Virginia provided by eligible local agencies statewide, other than CACs and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs. It is anticipated that funds allocated for this purpose area will support existing VOCA funded child abuse projects demonstrating satisfactory performance, appropriate expansion of such projects, and new projects that are trauma informed and evidence based. It is further anticipated that funded projects will be consistent with child abuse focused input received at VOCA Listening Sessions conducted in September and October 2015. Applicants can find the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Listening Sessions Summary report at:

http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/victims/documents/VOCA_SummaryReport_0112.pdf

Funds awarded under this purpose area are subject to performance and financial reporting as required by the federal Office for Victims of Crime. 

Eligibility Requirements:State government agencies with demonstrated experience managing federal funds that support services for victims of child abuse and neglect statewide are eligible to apply under this grant program. Each eligible agency may submit only one application. It is anticipated that a single applicant will be selected to manage both purpose areas under this solicitation.
Contact Information:
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DCJS Grants Administration
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Phone: 804.786.4000
Fax: 804.786.7231