ValorUS (formerly CALCASA) is pleased to announce that the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has made $6 million dollars available to California agencies serving victims in 2021.
The program is for expenses in 2021 and entitled Emergency Response to Interpersonal Violence – 2020 Pandemic (CO) Program – Part Two 2021. ValorUS will be administering $2.3 million of these funds.
This program is intended to combat the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on victim service providers in California (including governmental entities, hospitals, and non-governmental entities). 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 is from January 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021, and will cover purchases already made due to COVID-19, as well as requests for funds that agencies can commit to spend prior to the deadline of July 31, 2021. Funds are available on a reimbursement basis only.
- You must be a non-profit, local service provider with 501(c)(3) status who is supporting the additional needs associated with providing safety and services to victims of interpersonal violence – domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible expenses include but are not limited to:
- 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
We hope you’ll join us on May 27th to find out about this exciting program.