Cal OES Seeks Requests for Proposals for $2M in Domestic Violence Assistance Program

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services & Public Safety Branch, Domestic Violence Unit is soliciting proposals for the Domestic Violence Assistance (DH) Program for 2018-19.  The DH Program provides local assistance to existing domestic violence service
providers throughout the State for comprehensive support services, including emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. The Program also provides support for the development and establishment of domestic violence services to unserved and underserved populations, including, but not limited to, rural areas, non-English speaking individuals, persons of color, and various geographical areas without services.

Approximately $2,000,000 is available for the DH program through the State General Fund.  Applicants may apply for up to $500,000 for a 24-month Grant Subaward performance period beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2020.  These funds are provided through the 2018-19 State Budget Act.  For 2018-19, $2 million of State General funds will be allocated to expand support for Subrecipients focusing on shelter and services for homeless victims of domestic violence and could include many types of housing assistance.  This is one-time funding.  To be considered for funding through the DH Program, the proposal package must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing to Samantha Clay, Domestic Violence Unit, via email at

One original and three copies of the proposal must be delivered to Cal OES by the date and time below. Submission options are: regular or overnight mail postmarked by
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, or hand delivered by 5:00 pm on
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, to:
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Victim Services & Public Safety Branch
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
Attn: Domestic Violence Assistance Program, Domestic Violence Unit

The RFP is located 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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