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Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Regions for Services to Assist Victims of Crime

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Grant Program


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
169587

Funding Source
State of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General - Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division (CPJAD)
Funding or PIN Number: AG-CPJAD-VOCA-2020DF-V2-R
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Geographic Focus
USA: Hawaii: Counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui (including Molokai and Lanai), and the City and County of Honolulu

Important Dates
Conference Date: 10/05/23
Deadline: 10/31/23 4:30 PM HST Save

Grant Description
Grants to Hawaii nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible regions for services to assist and support victims of crime. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Special funding is set aside for organizations addressing the needs of victims affected by the August Maui wildfires. The service areas for this RFP include the Counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui (including Molokai and Lanai), and the City and County of Honolulu in the State of Hawaii.

The Department seeks projects and initiatives from eligible organizations to (1) create, improve, or enhance victim services; (2) develop, maintain, or expand innovative services to assist victims of crime; and/or (3) maintain existing VOCA-funded victim services.

The VOCA Rules define a “victim of crime” or “crime victim” as a person who has suffered physical, sexual, financial, or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime. Although VOCA-funded programs in general cannot reimburse crime victims for expenses incurred as a result of the crime, victims are eligible for counseling, criminal justice advocacy, and other support services offered by VOCA-funded victim assistance programs.

The definition of crime victim or victim of crime includes a federal crime victim, who is defined as (1) a victim of an offense that violates a federal criminal statute or regulation; or (2) a victim of an offense that occurs in an area where the federal government has jurisdiction. 

VOCA Priority Areas- Under the VOCA Rules, a minimum of 10% of the total grant award to the State will be allocated to each of the following priority areas: (1) child abuse; (2) domestic violence; (3) sexual assault; (4) victims of violent crimes who are members of an underserved population (collectively, the “10% thresholds”). 

For the purposes of this RFP, the populations designated as “underserved populations” are victims of violent crimes who are:

  • Elderly Victims
  • Homeless Victims
  • Immigrant Victims and Victims with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, and Questioning (“LGBTQQ”) Victims
  • Native Hawaiian Victims
  • Survivors of Homicide and Negligent Homicide Victims
  • Tourist/Visitor Victims
  • Victims with Disabilities
  • Victims with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Issues
  • Victims Residing in Rural or Geographically Isolated Areas 9
  • Victims of Sex Trafficking
  • Victims of Violent Property Crimes
  • Youth (13 – 24 years old) Victims Aging Out of the Foster Care System
  • Youth Offenders (13 – 24 years old) Who Are Also Victims

A proposal may address one or more of these underserved populations. 

Maui Wildfire Disaster Survivors Who Are Also Crime Victims - Although not a priority area under the VOCA Rules and not subject to the 10% priority allocation threshold, the Department has added serving Maui wildfire disaster survivors who are also crime victims as a priority area. 

For details about program requirements, see pages 26-27 of the RFP document below. 



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Category 1: Eligible applicants are organizations that provide direct services to crime victims including government agencies and non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, UNLESS the organization is a current VOCA project requesting additional funding for the same target population, delivery of services, cost items, staffing, resumes and other relevant factors. This RFP is seeking a different project than what the agency or organization is currently receiving in VOCA funding.

Category 2: Eligible applicants are organizations including government agencies and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that are proposing to provide direct services to crime victims that are also impacted by the August 8, 2023 Maui wildfires. The exceptions described above do not apply.

Ineligible
The following is a non-exhaustive list of services, activities, and costs that are not supported with the VOCA funds
- Lobbying and administrative advocacy, including any lobbying or advocacy activities with respect to legislation or to administrative changes to regulations or administrative policy, whether conducted directly or indirectly.
- Research and studies, except as under 28 C.F.R. 94.121(j) of the VOCA Rules.
- Active investigation and prosecution of criminal activities, except for the provision of victim assistance services, including emotional support, advocacy, and legal services to crime victims during such investigation and prosecution.
- Fundraising, including any activity related to fundraising, except for fee-based or similar income allowed by the Department.
- Capital expenses, including capital improvements, property losses and expenses, real estate purchases, mortgage payments, and construction, except as specifically allowable under the VOCA Rules.
- Compensation for victims of crime, including reimbursement of crime victims for expenses incurred because of a crime, except as specifically allowable under the VOCA Rules.
- Medical care, except for forensic medical examination and emergency expenses allowed under VOCA Rules, 28 C.F.R. 94.119.
- Salaries and expenses of management, including salaries, benefits, fees, furniture, equipment, and other expenses of executive directors, board members, and other administrators, except as may be specifically allowable under the VOCA Rules.

Pre-Application Information
The proposal is due in CPJAD eGrants by or on October 31, 2023 at 4:30 pm HST.

The deadline for submission of written questions is 1:00 p.m. HST on October 6, 2023. All written questions will receive a written response from the Department on or about October 17, 2023 by Addendum.

Timetable:
- Public notice announcing Request for Proposals (RFP) September 27, 2023
- Distribution of RFP September 27, 2023 – October 31, 2023
- RFP orientation session October 5, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. by Microsoft TEAMS
- Closing date for submission of written questions for written response October 6, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
- Final Addendum October 17, 2023
- Discussions with applicant prior to proposal submittal deadline To be determined
- Proposal submittal deadline OCTOBER 31, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
- Discussions with applicant after proposal submittal deadline (optional) To be determined
- Final revised proposals (optional) To be determined
- Proposal evaluation period: November 1, 2023 – November 30, 2023
- Provider selection: November 1 – November 30, 2023
- Notice of statement of findings and decision December 1, 2023– December 31, 2023
- Contract start date January 1, 2024

While the Department usually requires that the applicant demonstrate that it can provide matching contributions of 20% cash or in-kind of the total cost of each VOCA project, i.e., VOCA award plus match, from non-federal sources, the applicant shall be provided a match waiver.

Applicants are required to register prior to submitting a proposal in CPJAD eGrants. The Department will review and approve or deny the registration. For more information on registration, see the Welcome Screen on CPJAD eGrants or download the CPJAD eGrants Registration Instructions from https://ag.hawaii.gov/cpja/gp/

Federal Requirements and Grant Conditions:
a. System for Award Management (SAM) is required. All applicants applying for VOCA funds shall obtain registration and maintain a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The SAM is the official U.S. Government system that consolidates the capabilities of CCR/Fed Reg, ORCA, and EPLS. There is no cost to registrants for registering on the SAM website (https://www.sam.gov). Check to see if your agency is already registered with the SAM.
b. Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) is required. The UEI is the primary means of identifying entities registered for federal awards government-wide in the System for Award Management (SAM). The UEI is a 12- character alpha-numeric value. More information about the UEI can be found at https://sam.gov/content/duns-uei. The UEI number provided in your application must match the number in the SAM. Note: Applicants shall update or renew their SAM registration annually to maintain an active status.

Opportunity details: https://hands.ehawaii.gov/hands/opportunities/opportunity-details/23344

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$900,000

Number of Grants
Multiple contracts will be awarded under this request for proposals.

Estimated Size of Grant
Project budgets shall be for a minimum of $50,000 and a maximum of $200,000.

Term of Contract
Applications for VOCA Grant funding under this RFP should start on or around January 1, 2024. VOCA funding may be requested for up to a nine (9) month contract period but not to exceed September 30, 2024.

Contact Information
All proposals must be submitted on CPJAD eGrants, at https://cpjadegrants.intelligrants.com/.

Questions regarding this RFP may be addressed to:

Memory Tanuvasa
Planning Specialist
Department of the Attorney General
235 South Beretania Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-1155
email: memory.k.tanuvasa@hawaii.gov

Questions regarding CPJAD eGrants may addressed to Amy Tatsuno, E-mail: amy.k.tatsuno@hawaii.gov.

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