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Grants to Kansas Nonprofits for Services to Victims of Domestic Violence and Assault

State Protection from Abuse Fund (PFA)


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Funding Source
Kansas Office of Attorney General (OAG) Derek Schmidt - Victim Services Division
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Geographic Focus
USA: Kansas

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/05/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Kansas nonprofit organizations for services to victims of domestic violence and gender-based assault. Funding is intended to offer temporary emergency shelter for victims, provide assistance and counseling to victims and their children, and offer educational services to reduce the incidence of domestic abuse or sexual assault and diminish its impact on victims. Grants must be used for the ongoing operating expenses of these programs.

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 State Protection From Abuse Fund (PFA) was established in 1984 and is to be used solely for the purpose of making grants to programs providing:

  1. Temporary emergency shelter for adult victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their dependent children;
  2. Counseling and assistance to those victims and their children; or
  3. Educational services directed at reducing the incidence of domestic violence or sexual assault and diminishing its impact on victims. All money credited to the fund pursuant to K.S.A. § 20-367 and 60-2001, and amendments thereto will be used only for ongoing operating expenses of such programs.

For acceptable use of grant funds, see:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Grants made to programs will be based on the numbers of persons served by the program and will be made to agencies that are engaged, as their primary function, in programs aimed at preventing domestic violence or sexual assault or providing residential services or facilities to family or household members who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.

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 the application.
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.

“Domestic violence" means abuse as defined by the Protection From Abuse Act (K.S.A. § 60-3101 et seq., and amendments thereto). "Sexual assault" means acts defined in Article 35 of Chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.

Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is May 5, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Estimated Size of Grant
No maximum or minimum dollar amount has been established for individual grant awards. If an agency received a grant in the previous state fiscal year and is requesting funds for the continuation of the same grant project, it is strongly suggested to limit the requested grant amount to the same or a lesser amount than received last year.

Term of Contract
Funding period: July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Direct questions to the Grant Monitor at (785) 368-7469 or

Victim Services Division
120 SW 10th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1597

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