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Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits and Agencies
for Support Services for Victims of Crime

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Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC)

Deadline Date:

03/22/19 3:00 PM


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Grants to Arizona nonprofits, agencies, and tribal agencies for services for victims of crime in the state. Funding must be used to provide direct services to crime victims or to provide staff training for victim services agencies. Funding priority will be given to those requesting employee-related expenses and support for personnel services. In addition to providing continued funding for existing projects, the Commission will consider funding new eligible projects that provide direct services to victims, or services addressing victimization.

Funding will be awarded to projects in three separate tiers. See the Program Announcement for more details on the Tier structure:

Services eligible to receive funding during the FY 2020 grant period may include:

1. Crisis intervention services to meet the urgent emotional or physical needs of a victim. Crisis intervention services may include a 24-hour hotline for counseling or referrals for a victim;

2. Emergency services such as:
a. Temporary shelter for a victim who cannot safely remain in current lodgings;
b. Emergency financial assistance for immediate needs related to transportation, food, shelter, and other necessities; and
c. Temporary repairs to doors, locks and windows damaged as a result of a crime to prevent further victimization;

3. Support services, such as:
a. Assistance dealing with the effects of victimization;
b. Assistance dealing with other social services and criminal justice agencies;
c. Assistance in replacing, or obtaining the return of property kept as evidence;
d. Assistance in dealing with the victim’s landlord or employer; and
e. Referral to other sources of assistance as needed;

4. Court-related services, such as:
a. Direct services or financial assistance that helps a victim participate in criminal justice proceedings, such as child care, meals, and parking expenses; and
b. Advocate services such as escorting a victim to criminal justice-related interviews, court proceedings, and assistance in accessing temporary protection services; and

5. Notification services, such as those found in A.R.S Title 13, Chapter 40, Crime Victims’ Rights.

6. Training for paid or volunteer staff of agencies who provide services directly benefiting victims; and

7. Produce educational or outreach materials describing the services available, how to obtain project assistance, and volunteer opportunities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185279

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Term of Contract:

July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals will be considered from public agencies, tribal agencies, and private nonprofit organizations.

Ineligible Services/Expenses:
1. General public relations programs;
2. Advocacy for a particular legislative or administrative reform;
3. General criminal justice agency improvement;
4. A project in which victims are not the primary beneficiaries, or a project not directly addressing victimization.

The following items cannot be funded with ACJC training dollars, nor can they be used as match: entertainment, alcoholic beverages, tips, gifts, trinkets, and memorabilia or commemorative items.

Pre-Application Information:

The application must be successfully submitted no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Funding recommendations will be presented for the Commission’s approval at the meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019. If approved, a list of funded projects will be available no later than Friday, June 7, 2019.

Due to changes in the Victim Assistance program administrative rules, starting 7/1/2019 a new 20% match requirement went into effect for Victim Assistance grants.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Dorinda Johns, Program Coordinator
Phone: 602-364-1177

Larry Grubbs, Program Manager
Phone: 602-364-1154

Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
1110 W. Washington, Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-364-1177 or 1-877-668-2252

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona