Cal OES Seeks Requests for Proposals for $9.6M For Transitional Housing For Victims Of Crime

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services & Public Safety Branch, Human Trafficking Unit, is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Transitional Housing (XH) Program for 2018-19.  The purpose of the XH Program is to create and/or enhance transitional housing for crime victims. The Program will support transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and supportive services, including follow-up services that move victims of crime into permanent housing. Successful transitional housing programs provide a range of optional supportive services and let victims choose the course that best fits their needs.  Subrecipients may choose a specific victim population (e.g. domestic violence victims, youth victims, human trafficking victims, elder abuse victims, other crime/population-specific victims). A minimum of four proposals that serve homeless youth victims will be selected for funding.

Approximately $9,600,000 is available for the XH Program through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program funds.  Applicants may apply for up to $300,000 for a 12-month Grant Subaward performance period beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2019. To be considered for funding through the XH Program, the proposal package must be received or postmarked by Friday, October 12, 2018.

The VOCA Formula Grant Program supports eligible crime victim assistance programs to: 1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of victims of crime; 2) help primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization; 3) help victims of crime understand and participate in the
criminal justice system; and 4) provide victims of crime 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.

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 Friday, October 12, 2018, or hand delivered by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 12, 2018, to:
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Victim Services & Public Safety Branch
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
Attn: Transitional Housing Program, Human Trafficking Unit

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing to Justin Murphy, Human Trafficking Unit, via email at

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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