Cal OES Seeks Requests For Proposals for $9.2M For Marginalized Victims

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 Innovative Response to Marginalized Victims (KI) Program. The purpose of the KI Program is to support innovative projects that serve victims or marginalized victims, and prioritizing those that focus on serving victims of gang violence or young male victims of color, refugee victims of crime, and that represent small agencies not previously funded by Cal OES.

VOCA authorizes federal financial assistance to states through the Formula Grant Program for the purpose of supporting eligible crime victim assistance programs that: (1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; (2) help primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization; (3) help victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and (4) provide victims with a measure of safety and security. Crime victim is defined as any person who has suffered physical, sexual, financial, or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime.

There is approximately $9,200,000 in 2016 and 2017 VOCA funding available for the KI Program. Applicants may request up to $306,666 for a 24-month subaward performance period that commences October 1, 2017, and ends September 30, 2019. Proposals are due by Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Questions concerning this RFP, the proposal process, or programmatic issues should be submitted in writing by e-mail to: Derek Thomas, Program Specialist Human Trafficking Unit


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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