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DCJS Announces Availability of Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund Grants

July 23, 2012 | Virginia News

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is the administering agency for the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund (VSDVVF) grant program. Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund grants are available to non-profit programs, local units of government, and state agencies that provide services to victims of and/or children affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking and family abuse.

Eligible applicants include law enforcement agencies, victims’ services programs, and programs that provide civil legal assistance. Public college and university campus programs are eligible to apply, as are private, non-profit hospitals.

Funds awarded during this cycle will be for the 24-month period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.

During the 2013-2014 grant cycle, priority for funding will be given to continuation applicants who have successfully implemented their projects and are making satisfactory progress meeting the goals and objectives outlined in their 2011-2012 grant application.

Copies of the VSDVVF guidelines, including the necessary grant application forms and instructions, may be downloaded from the DCJS website at

DCJS staff will conduct Grant Application Training for new applicants only. The Grant Application training will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in Richmond. Visit our event details page at for registration information and directions.

Current/continuation applicants are encouraged to contact their grant monitors if they have questions about completing the application.

Applicants requesting funding must submit one original and three (3) copies of the grant application, as specified in the DCJS guidelines. Applications submitted on-line or via fax will not be accepted. Grant applications must be received by DCJS at 1100 Bank Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012.

DCJS staff, and non-DCJS staff with subject matter expertise, will review all applications. Based on the amount of funding available, the priorities outlined in these guidelines, the number of applications received, and the quality and completeness of applications, the grant review committee will make programmatic and budgetary recommendations for consideration by a subcommittee of the Criminal Justice Services Board (CJSB). The subcommittee will meet to review the recommendations and will make final recommendations for consideration by the full CJSB in December 2012.

The program guidelines and application procedures provide detailed application preparation information. Using this information, applicants should be able to efficiently and effectively prepare complete applications.

Those interested are encouraged to carefully review the guidelines below and, if you have any questions, contact Kassandra Edwards at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at (804) 786-3973.

2013-2014 VSDVVF Grant Application Guidelines (.pdf or .doc, 22 pages)
Grant Application Form Cover Sheet (Attachment 1A) (.pdf or .doc, 1 page)
Grant Application Form Itemized Budget (Attachment 1B) (.pdf or .xls, 2 pages)
Goals and Objectives (Attachment 2) (.pdf or .doc, 1 page)
Project Progress Chart (Attachment 3) (.pdf or .doc, 1 page)
General Grant Conditions and Assurances (Attachment 4) (.pdf or .doc, 4 pages)
Grant Application Checklist (Attachment 5) (.pdf or .doc, 1 page)
2013-2014 Maximum Award Amounts (Continuation grantees only-Attachment 6) (.pdf or .xls, 1 page)