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Youth Crisis Diversion Program - Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

Grants to Montana Nonprofits, Agencies, and Courts
for Programs to Assist Youth in Crisis

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC)

Deadline Date:

04/30/19 12:00 PM Noon

Description:

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Grants to Montana nonprofits, agencies, community organizations, and courts for programs to assist youth who are in crisis or who are victims of crime. Funding is intended to provide support to youth under age 21 to cope with their crises without removing them from their communities.

For the purposes of this program: youth crisis is defined as “a situation in which a youth’s perceived ability to cope is exceeded”; a youthful crime victim is a “person under the age of 21 who has suffered physical, sexual, financial, or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime”; and crisis diversion is defined as “a short-term, time-limited service designed to restore a youth’s functioning, solve an immediate problem, and maintain a youth in their home community through provision of local services.” Successful applicants must work with the MBCC Linking Systems of Care for Children in Montana project to implement and actively utilize the Montana Experiences and Expressions Screener. Successful applicants are required to participate in an external evaluation of Youth Diversion Programming.

VOCA Statutory Requirements
1. Programs must be operated by a public agency, private nonprofit organization or a combination of such agencies;
2. Programs must demonstrate a record of providing effective services to crime victims. This includes having the support and approval of its services by the community, a history of providing direct services in a cost-effective manner, and financial support from other sources;
3. Programs must utilize volunteer(s);
4. Within the community, programs must promote coordinated public and private efforts to aid crime victims;
5. Programs must provide assistance to potential recipients of crime victim compensation benefits; and
6. Programs cannot discriminate against victims based on disagreement with the state’s prosecution of the criminal case.

Allowable Direct Services:
http://mbcc.mt.gov/Portals/130/Funding/RFP/2019/VOCA_Youthcrisisdiversion_RFPfinal.pdf?ver=2019-03-19-151613-003#page=3

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185656

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,000,000

Term of Contract:

The project period begins July 1, 2019 and concludes June 30, 2021. Funds may not be expended or obligated prior to July 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include State, local, and Tribal courts (including juvenile courts); Tribal governments; units of local government, and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services programs, including community-based organizations.

Applicants must demonstrate a history of providing crisis diversion services to youth and their family members through collaborative efforts to keep youth in crisis and youth crime victims within their home community and supported by local direct service providers and partners.

Funds shall not be used for land acquisition or construction projects.

Activities that are not allowed:
http://mbcc.mt.gov/Portals/130/Funding/RFP/2019/VOCA_Youthcrisisdiversion_RFPfinal.pdf?ver=2019-03-19-151613-003#page=4

Pre-Application Information:

Schedule of Events:
- RFP Issue Date: March 19, 2019
- Deadline for receipt of written questions: April 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Responses to questions will be posted on the MBCC website within 7 calendar days of receipt, through the last Friday before the RFP is closed.
- Application Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM noon
- Staff and Committee Review: May 2019
- Application Review Committee (ARC): May 2019 (tentative)
- Board of Crime Control Approval: June 14, 2019 (tentative)
- Project Start Date: July 1, 2019
- Project End Date: June 30, 2021

To mitigate any potential submission difficulties, MBCC strongly urges application submission 72 hours prior to the deadline.

A new applicant must register with the Online Subgrantee Application System (OSAS) immediately to ensure meeting the application deadline.

Applicants are required to have a Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number and to maintain a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM).

Match must be from a non-federal source. The minimum match (hard or soft) for projects (other than those that provide victim assistance services by Native American tribes or on Native American reservations) must equal 20% of the total project cost. The minimum match for projects providing services by Native American tribes on Native American reservations must equal 5% of the total project cost.

All grant funds are provided to subgrantees on a reimbursement basis, with proof of expenses incurred.

OSAS Application System Demo:
http://apps.mbcc.mt.gov/osasdemo/

Contact Information:

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

Question and Answer Request Form:
http://mbcc.mt.gov/Funding/Grant-Offerings/19-11-Youth-Crisis-Diversion-Program

Register and Apply Online:
http://apps.mbcc.mt.gov/osas/Default.aspx

For applicants without internet access, who cannot apply electronically through the OSAS, contact MBCC at (406) 444-3604 or mbcc@mt.gov.

Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC)
5 South Last Chance Gulch
PO Box 201408
Helena, MT 59620-1408

Phone (406) 444-3604
Fax (406) 444-4722
Montana Relay 711

Funding or Pin Number:

#19-11

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana