Emergency Response to Interpersonal Violence – 2020 Pandemic (CO) Program
Due to the demand and the volume of applications CALCASA has run out of funds as of Monday, May 11, 2020, at 10:20 am and we are no longer accepting applications for the CO Program.
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is pleased to announce that the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has made 5.3 million dollars available to agencies serving victims. The program is entitled Emergency Response to Interpersonal Violence – 2020 Pandemic (CO) Program.
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV), and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of California administered by the Child Abuse, Listening, Interviewing, and Coordination Center (CALICO) will then subaward funds to local service providers to support the additional needs associated with providing safety and services for victims during this time of social distancing.
CALCASA will be administering 1.6 million of these funds. The remaining funds will be administered by the other two statewide organizations noted above.
Emergency COVID-19 Funding for Victim Services Webinar
This Program is intended to be a first step in combating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on victim service providers in order to ensure the immediate safety of victims of interpersonal violence (domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse for the purpose of this Program).
- Eligible applicants are California nonprofit organizations serving victims during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Agencies must have demonstrated proof of 501(c)(3) status and/or fiscal sponsorship through a California non-profit organization.
Grant Award Performance Period
The grant performance period will begin on February 24, 2020 – July 31, 2020, and will cover purchases already made due to COVID-19, as well as requests for funds that agencies can commit to spending prior to the July 31, 2020 deadline. Expenditures must be completed within the timeframe agreed to during the approval process.
Funds are available on a reimbursement basis only.
Required Documents for Application
Applicants must include ALL of the following documents when applying for funds:
- Online Application
- Budget Form
- Include funds expended relating to service of victims during COVID-19 pandemic
- Include funds to be expended relating to the service of victims during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- IRS Letter demonstrating 501(c)(3) status (including fiscal sponsorships) and EIN#.
Documents required following conditional approval and prior to award.
Applicants must include ALL of the following documents to enter into Award:
- CO Program Face Sheet
- CO Program Certification Form
- CO Program Budget Form
- Receipts for expenses incurred scanned or copied into one document
- Quotes for supplies and technology items to be purchased should be scanned or copied into one document.
Approval of Awards
- CALCASA will award funds on a first-come basis. Members will not be prioritized.
- CALCASA will deny or conditionally approve applications within one week of receipt of all the accurately completed required documents for the application.
Individual awards must not exceed $75,000.
Coordination of Awards
CALCASA, CPEDV, and CALICO will be coordinating with each other to ensure duplicative awards (i.e., for the exact same expenses) are not issued.
Activities/Expenses Supported by Grant Funds
Awarded funds may cover the following direct victim services and/or technology needs (needed to serve victims remotely) for agencies:
- Emergency shelter/housing
- Emergency food/clothing/personal care items (including gift cards)
- Utility assistance
- Information Technology support
- Cell phones
- Cell service/data service
- Video conferencing memberships
- Audio/visual equipment
- Hazard pay (local agency must have appropriate policies in place)
- Administrative time off (local agency must have appropriate policies in place)
- Other needs directly resulting from the pandemic
Requirements for reimbursement
Funds are available on a reimbursement basis only. Applicants in award must first expend funds in order to be reimbursed.
- Receipts for previously approved expenditures
- Back-up documentation including timesheets for time spent providing services to victims during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Victim Assistance Data Template Form when funds are used for directly serving victims.
- Expenses must be made within the timeframe agreed to during approval. CALCASA reserves the right to reallocate funds to other providers if sub awardees fail to adhere to approved timeframes.
For questions or technical assistance with the forms and/or your application please email: