Pennsylvania has opened its application process for organizations to apply for funds through the Federal Victims Of Crime Act (VOCA). If you are an organization in Pennsylvania that works with crime survivors or victims’ families, you may be eligible to apply through this RFP process. Most importantly, Pennsylvania has identified men and boys of color who are victims as a priority underserved population. If your a group or organization supports victimized men and boys of color, you should definitely consider applying.
Through our VOCA Funding Toolkit, and assistance from our Grassroots Capacity Building Specialist, EJUSA can help groups determine if they are eligible, answer questions about the process, and provide some support for your group’s application. Please contact Latrina Kelly-James at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 823-5826 or download the toolkit here.
Full information about Pennsylvania RFP process: https://www.pccdegmis.state.pa.us/pccd_egmis/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx
Note: the deadline is fast approaching – May 5, 2016.
Our VOCA project works to bring racial equity to victim services by helping community groups serving crime survivors in communities of color to gain access to new resources. We provide training, technical assistance, and capacity building to these community groups so they know what federal VOCA funds are and how to get them.