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FY19 General Victim Assistance Direct Services Programs Grant Applications

The purpose of the General Victim Assistance – Direct Services Program is to provide services and assistance directly to victims of crime to speed their recovery and aid them through the criminal justice process. 

Please read if your agency has a currently funded General Victim Assistance grant:

Currently funded General Victim Assistance projects with 24-month grant period of 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2018: If you wish to resubmit the same project for FY19, workshop attendance is mandatory and your 24-month continuation application will not be scored, per NCTCOG Policies and Procedures. If you wish to request funding for a new and substantially different project than what is currently funded, you must create a separate application and it will be scored.

Currently funded General Victim Assistance projects with 24-month grant period of 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2019: Per the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD), projects currently funded for 24 months (grant period 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2019) are not eligible to apply in FY19 for the same services within your currently funded project. You may, however, apply for a new and substantially different project; workshop attendance is mandatory and the new project will be scored. If you are currently funded for the 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2019 grant period and will not be submitting an application for a substantially different project to be scored, you don’t need to attend a GVA workshop.

Currently funded General Victim Assistance projects with 12-month grant period of 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018: If you wish to resubmit for the same project for FY19, workshop attendance is mandatory and your 24-month continuation application will not be scored, per NCTCOG Policies and Procedures. If you wish to request funding for a new and substantially different project than what is currently funded, you must create a separate application and it will be scored.

If your agency is not currently funded for a CJD victim services project:

Agencies new to CJD’S General Victim Assistance funding wishing to submit a first year project must attend an NCTCOG General Victim Assistance Grant Application Workshop session. Per CJD the request may not exceed a 12-month grant period and your General Victim Assistance application will be scored. Workshop attendance is mandatory.

Additionally, agencies new to CJD funding must have a demonstrated record of providing effective victim services. In rare cases where services are critically needed, CJD may award funds to agencies that have not yet demonstrated a record of providing services if the agency can demonstrate that (1) 25% of their financial support comes from non-federal sources (to demonstrate financial stability); and (2) the agency is already operational at the time of application.


If your agency anticipates using a grant writer who is not an employee of your organization, an organization employee must also attend.  Furthermore, contract grant writers will not be allowed to sign in for multiple agencies they may be representing.  It is imperative that the applicant agency sends a staff person in order to be clear on the submission process and scoring criteria associated with this region. 

Note: Agencies applying for funds to support a CASA or Children’s Advocacy Center program must apply through either Texas CASA, Inc. or Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas.

Important: Read the General Victim Assistance Direct Services Program Funding Announcement document below to determine if your agency is eligible to apply and that your proposed project fits within the eligibility criteria. Other handouts will be posted as they become available.

Handouts for General Victim Assistance Direct Services Grants

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Fill out the following form to register. Please add webmaster@nctcog.org to your approved senders list in order to ensure proper receipt of the email confirmation.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:  In the event of inclement weather, the Criminal Justice Grant Application Workshop schedule will follow Arlington ISD’s closure status.  If AISD cancels school on a given day, Criminal Justice Grant Application Workshops scheduled that same day will be rescheduled.  Attendees for cancelled workshops will be notified of the rescheduled date.


Agency
First, Last Name
Title
Address
City, State, Zip Code
E-Mail
Phone
General Victim Assistance – Direct Services Programs Grant Application Workshop
Monday, January 22, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm
Regional Forum Room
General Victim Assistance – Direct Services Programs Grant Application Workshop
Friday, January 26, 2018 from 9:30 am to noon
Regional Forum Room
   


Contact Information
Kelly Schmidt, Senior Criminal Justice Planner
Phone 817-608-2383
Email

 
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