Cal OES Seeks Requests For Proposals for $1.4M for Victims of Domestic Violence

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services and Public Safety Branch, is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Law Enforcement Specialized Unit (LE) Program.

The purpose of the LE Program is to create or enhance specialized units to provide a coordinated response to victims of domestic violence and their children.  The specialized units will accomplish this purpose through investigation, immediate victim advocacy, training for patrol officers/first responders, and the development of effective protocols and practices that will continue after the grant cycle has ended.

There is approximately $1,422,000 in 2017 VAWA funding available for the LE Program. Applicants may request up to $203,143 for a 12-month subaward performance period that commences January 1, 2018, and ends December 31, 2018. Proposals are due by Monday October 2, 2017.   Proposals will be rated and ranked competitively.  Applicants are encouraged to read the entire RFP carefully to ensure proposals will be selected for funding.

Questions concerning this RFP, the proposal process, or programmatic issues should be submitted in writing by e-mail to Gina Avelar, Program Specialist, Criminal Justice Unit at  

The RFP can be found on the Cal OES website at


Bryan May

Bryan May is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. Prior to joining Cal OES in 2017, Bryan spent 30 years as an Emmy award winning television anchor and reporter.

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