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Residential and Community-Based Services for Victims of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CSEY)

Grants to Texas Agencies, IHEs, School Districts, Native American
Tribes, and Nonprofits for Child and Youth Recovery Services

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Texas Office of the Governor (OOG) - Public Safety Office (PSO) - Criminal Justice Division (CJD)

Deadline Date:

02/27/20 5:00 PM CST

Description:

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Grants to Texas state agencies, public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education, independent school districts, Native American tribes, councils of governments, nonprofit corporations, and units of local government for child and youth support services. The purpose of this funding is to recover victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CSEY) through collaborative efforts spanning multiple systems and to support the healing of survivors of CSEY through immediate and long-term services and supports they need to heal and thrive.

Specialized services for this CSEY population may include the following:

  1. Placement capacity for emergency residential placement;
  2. Placement capacity for long-term residential placement;
  3. CSEY advocates;
  4. Drop-in center/non-residential assessment services; and
  5. Innovative services that advance recovery and restoration efforts in the State of Texas.

All projects under this funding announcement must meet these requirements:

  • Cultural competency: Applicants must be culturally competent when providing services to victims. Victim service providers must have the ability to blend cultural knowledge and sensitivity with victim restoration skills for a more effective and culturally appropriate recovery process. Cultural competency occurs when: (1) cultural knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity are integrated into action and policy; (2) the service is relevant to the needs of the community and provided by trained staff, board members, and management; and (3) an advocate or organization recognizes each client is different with different needs, feelings, ideas and barriers.
  • Victim services assessment survey: All recipients of funding under this announcement may be required to participate in a victim services assessment during their grant period, as directed by PSO.
  • Special requirements for vehicle purchases: Only non-profits will be eligible to purchase vehicles under this funding announcement. The vehicles must be for the purpose of transporting victims to receive various services. Applicants must explain in their eGrants application how the vehicles will be utilized and how that strengthens their delivery of victim services.

Details of the program types can be found starting at page 2 of the Funding Announcement, see Attached Files, below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187658

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Minimum: $25,000
- Maximum: None

Term of Contract:

Projects selected for funding must begin on or after 10/1/2020 and expire on or before 9/30/2021. Due to the availability of funding, PSO can no longer support 24 month project periods. Projects may not exceed a 12 month project period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications may be submitted by state agencies, public and private non-profit institutions of higher education, independent school districts, Native American tribes, councils of governments, non-profit corporations (including hospitals and faith-based organizations) and units of local government, which are defined as a non-statewide governmental body with the authority to establish a budget and impose taxes (includes hospital districts). Other local governmental agencies should apply through an associated unit of local government.

Additionally, per 28 CFR §94.112 (b), organizations applying to receive VOCA fund must 1) have a demonstrated record of effective direct services and 2) substantial financial support from sources other than the Crime Victims Fund.

Organizations that have received a 24-month project starting in FY2020 may not apply for continuation or expansion funding.

Additional eligibility requirements for grant applicants for all service types include: A) A track record of successful operations of the same or similar services for which funding is being pursued and, B) No negative history with, or a successful history of, OOG grants performance management.

Detailed eligibility requirements can be found starting at page 4 in the Funding Announcement, see Attached Files, below.

Prohibitions can be found starting at page 8 in the Funding Announcement, see Attached Files, below.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Funding Announcement Release: 12/13/2019
- Online System Opening Date: 12/13/2019
- Final Date to Submit and Certify an Application: 02/27/2020 at 5:00pm CST
- Projected Grant Funding Availability Date: 10/1/2020

Match Requirement: 20% of total project costs. Total project cost is the aggregate of OOG grant funds, cash match, and in-kind match.

Eligible applicants must have a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number assigned to its agency.

Eligible applicants must be registered in the federal System for Award Management (SAM) database.

Contact Information:

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

Grant Management Website:
https://egrants.gov.texas.gov/

For more information, contact the eGrants help desk:
eGrants@gov.texas.gov
(512) 463-1919

Physical Address:
1100 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78701

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas

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