CalVCB Announces Funding Availability for Trauma Recovery Centers

The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) today posted a Notice of Funds Available for Trauma Recovery Centers (TRCs). The funding is for fiscal years 2020-21 and 2021-22. 

TRCs provide trauma-informed mental health treatment and case management to underserved crime victims who may not be eligible for victim compensation or who may be fearful of reporting a crime to law enforcement.

All interested parties must submit a grant application packet by email before 2:00 p.m. on February 7, 2020. Complete details on eligibility criteria and application instructions can be found on the CalVCB website on the Grant Opportunities page. 

CalVCB annually awards two-year grants through a competitive application process. Funding comes from the State Restitution Fund and through the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act (SNSA), which appropriates 10 percent of the funds saved annually due to reductions in the state prison population to CalVCB for TRC grants. For fiscal year 2020-21, an estimation of the amount that will be available from SNSA will be released once the Governor’s budget is published later this week.

Currently, CalVCB funds 14 TRCs in counties across California including; Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Solano, San Joaquin, Riverside, and San Francisco. 

Jonathan Gudel

Jonathan Gudel is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Since joining Cal OES, he has assisted in the response and recovery efforts of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, the state's historic drought, the Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident, unprecedented winter storms in 2017, the October (Sonoma County) and December (Santa Barbara County) 2017 wildfires and the Camp Fire in 2018. Previously, he worked in the newspaper industry for 12 years.

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