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State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund (CVAF)

Grants to Kansas Nonprofits and
Agencies for Services to Victims of Crime

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Kansas Office of Attorney General (OAG) Derek Schmidt - Victim Services Division

Deadline Date:

05/24/19 5:00 PM Delivery or Postmarked by Date


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Grants of up to $32,500 to Kansas nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs that provide assistance to victims of crime. Programs will aid victims in speeding their recovery from physical suffering, financial loss, and emotional trauma. Support is also available for programs that assure proper and sensitive treatment of crime victims in the criminal justice process.

Through the Grant Program, the Victims Services Division seeks to ensure that Kansas crime victims: 1) are aware of their rights, 2) have their rights protected, 3) are aware of the services available to them, and 4) have access to quality services.

The CVAF Grant funding is for innovative projects. Funds may be utilized to increase, enhance or expand an existing grant project as well as create innovative new grant projects to provide services to victims of crime. CVAF grant projects should not be viewed as an entitlement project, but, rather, short-term support for new or expanded innovative grant project activities. Eligible applicants should indicate how they are seeking other sources of funding to continue their grant projects and how their grant projects will continue to function without State Crime Victims' Assistance Fund monies.

It is the intention of this grant program to provide as wide a range of coverage to the citizens of the state as possible. Assistance may encompass a wide range of support services. Specific services to be provided and the specific target group should reflect local needs and priorities.

Activities may include, but are not limited to, twenty-four hour crisis intervention and support or emergency services; counseling; assistance with compensation claims, creditors, community referrals and restitution, with the exception that no direct compensation may be paid to a crime victim; prosecutor or court-related services; shelter support counseling, social services support and criminal justice advocacy.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143883

Estimated Size of Grant:

No grant award will be made for more than $32,500.

If your agency received a grant in the previous fiscal year and is requesting funds for continuation of the same grant project, it is suggested to limit your requested grant amount to the same amount you received last year.

Term of Contract:

Each project funded under this grant shall be for a period of 12 months from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Available funds may be awarded to units of state or local government or private, not-for-profit organizations for defined grant project activities. Private, not-for-profit organizations, duly registered with the Office of the Secretary of State, may receive funds under this act as subgrantees or subcontractors to a local entity of government or may receive funds as a direct applicant.

In order for a not-for-profit organization to qualify for funding, it must:

1. Meet the requirements of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
2. Be registered and in good standing as a not-for-profit corporation.
3. Meet normally accepted standards for not-for-profit organizations.
4. Have trustees or board of directors who represent the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the county or counties served.
5. Have received fifty (50) percent or more of their agency budget from sources other than funds distributed through this fund. Other sources may be public or private, and may include contributions of goods or services, including materials, commodities, transportation, office space, or other types of facilities or personal services.
6. Demonstrate the ability to successfully administer programs that meet the criteria defined in this document.
7. Make available an independent certified audit of the previous year’s financial records.
8. Have obtained appropriate licensing or certification, or both.
9. Serve a significant number of residents of the county or counties served.
10. Not duplicate services already adequately provided to county residents.
11. Agree to comply with reporting requirements.

Limitations of Fund Use:

Pre-Application Information:

Each grant proposal must be submitted to the Office of the Attorney General postmarked no later than 5/24/2019. If submitted in person, the application must be delivered to the address below by 5:00 p.m. on 5/24/2019.

State funding may be used to offset the cost of up to 75 percent of the proposed grant project. The required match is calculated at 25 percent of the total proposed grant project and must be in cash. No in kind or "soft" match is allowed. Local appropriations that have been supporting these existing efforts may be used as a match against state funds. Other state funds and federal funds may not be used to match these state funds.

Contact Information:

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

Kathy Holm, Grant Monitor
(785) 368-8305

Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt
Attn: Kathy Holm
State Crime Victim’s Assistance Fund
120 SW 10TH Avenue, 2nd Floor
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1597

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