Due to the demand and the volume of applications CALCASA has run out of funds as of Monday, May 11, 2020, at 10:20 am and we are no longer accepting applications for the CO Program.
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is pleased to announce that the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has made 5.3 million dollars available to California agencies serving victims.
The program is entitled Emergency Response to Interpersonal Violence – 2020 Pandemic (CO) Program. CALCASA will be administering 1.6 million of these funds.
The CO Program is a first step in combating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on victim service providers. The funds are intended to support the additional needs associated with providing safety and services for victims of interpersonal violence – domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse during this time of social distancing.
The grant performance period will begin on February 24, 2020 – July 31, 2020, and will cover purchases already made due to COVID-19, as well as requests for funds that agencies can commit to spending prior to the July 31, 2020 deadline. Funds are available on a reimbursement basis only.
Eligible expenses include but are not limited to:
- You must be a California non-profit, local service provider with 501(c)(3) status who is supporting the additional needs associated with providing safety and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Emergency shelter, housing, food, clothing, personal care
- Utility assistance
- Laptops, tablets, cell phones, cell, and data service plans, IT support
- Hazard pay, overtime, administrative time off
- Other needs directly resulting from the pandemic
This web conference has already occurred.