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Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) FY2020 Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Supplemental Award

Grants to Georgia Nonprofits to Support Victims
of Domestic Violence During Coronavirus

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Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)

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07/01/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to Georgia nonprofit organizations to support victims of domestic violence during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations before submitting an application. Funding is intended to prevent family, domestic, and dating violence, and provide immediate shelter, supportive services, and access to community-based programs for victims. Projects should address one of the following three priority areas: (1) community-based organizations that provide services to victims of domestic violence, (2) domestic violence organizations with shelter capacity that provide residential and non-residential, supportive services, and (3) culturally-specific organizations that provide services to domestic violence victims.

The purpose of the FVPSA CARES Act Grant Program is to: 1) provide access to supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence and their dependents; and 2) provide specialized services for children exposed to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, underserved populations, and victims who are members of racial and ethnic minority populations. CJCC asks that applicants fully describe how their program will provide these intervention services along with the awareness and education activities.

In the distribution of FVPSA grant funds, not less than 70 percent of the funds distributed are used for the primary purpose of providing immediate shelter and supportive services to adult and youth victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, and their dependents; not less than 25 percent of the funds will be used for the purpose of providing supportive services and prevention services.

Allowable Activities:

Prevent – Activities that assist domestic violence survivors by providing supportive services, shelter options, and supplies which will reduce the exposure and risk of COVID-19.

Prepare – Activities that include assessing needs of survivors during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Activities that provide training, information, and assistance necessary to ensure the continuity domestic violence services. Assessing the capacity of local domestic violence programs and Tribes emergency operation plans and plans to address the needs of survivors and reduce the exposure and risk of COVID-19. Please note that the provision of remote services would be an allowable activity.

Respond – Activities and technical assistance for ensuring the continuity of domestic violence services during the COVID-19 public health crisis which includes responding to issues including adapting to fluctuating needs and circumstances. Please note that the provision of remote services would be an allowable activity.

Further details on Allowable Activities can be found on Page 12 of the RFP. See Supporting Documents below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 190641

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Term of Contract:

Applicants are applying for one-time funding in fiscal year 2020.

The grant award period covers March 27, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An eligible applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
1. Be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization;
2. Serve as the fiscal agent for the grant and the point of contact to CJCC; and
3. Be responsible, liable, and oversee financial, program and post-award reporting requirements.
4. Be certified and eligible to receive Local Victim Assistance (LVAP) 5% funds. Agencies without certification may apply for funding; however, if funding is awarded the agency will have to complete certification requirements prior to drawing down funds

Religion - Grantee programs may not promote, discuss, or teach religion. Program activities and services are required to be accessible to any interested participant, regardless of religious affiliation.

Unallowed costs and activities can be found starting on page 15 of the RFP. See Supporting Documents below.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications are due on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5:00PM

Award Period: March 27, 2020 - September 30, 2021

Applications must be submitted online via FormStack. Applicants will not be able to log out or log back in once the application is started. CJCC recommends that each applicant compile all information requested in this RFA before beginning the online application, and allowing 2-3 hours for completion.

Applicants must comply with all forms, assurances, and certifications attached to this RFA. This includes maintaining a DUNS number, EIN, active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM), and other federal forms as requested by CJCC in the award packet.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Natalie Williams
Program Director

Cynthia Valdez
Domestic Violence Supervisor

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