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New Cal OES Grant Opportunities

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services and Public Safety Branch, Underserved Victims Unit is soliciting proposals for the Elder Abuse (XE) Program for 2018-19. The purpose of the XE Program is to expand the multidisciplinary community response to elder and dependent adult abuse. Approximately $2.4M is available for the program through Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program funds. Applicants may apply for up to $200,000 for a 12 month Grant Subaward performance period beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2019. To be considered for funding through the XE Program, the proposal package must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, September 5.. For additional information and copy of the RFP, please click here.

Additionally, the Victim/Witness Unit is soliciting proposals for the Increased Access to Services (KU) Program. The KU Program is designed to provide funding to victim service providers to increase physical and/or programmatic access to services for victims of crime with disabilities, including those with access and functional needs. Approximately $2.5 million is available for this program. Applicants may apply for up to $125,000 for an 18-month Grant Subaward performance period beginning October 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2020. To be considered for the funding, the proposal package must be received or postmarked by Monday, September 17. For additional information a copy of the RFP please click here


California Health Facilities Financing Authority - Community Services Infrastructure Grant Program: Proposed Regulations Stakeholders Webinar

Senate Bill 843, Section 52 (2016) is intended to expand community alternatives to jail and prison through establishing a one-time competitive grant program: The Community Services Infrastructure (“CSI”) Grant Program.  The program seeks to expand access to jail and prison diversion programs and services for those with mental health illness, substance use disorders, or who have suffered from trauma.  The 2017-18 budget appropriated approximately $65,813,000 in grant funding for facility acquisition, renovation, equipment acquisition, and applicable startup or expansion costs for facilities that provide mental health services, substance use treatment, and/or trauma recovery services .

On Wednesday, August 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (“CHFFA”) will host a webinar with stakeholders to discuss proposed regulations for the CSI Grant Program. The purpose of the webinar for stakeholders is to learn more about the new program, to provide comments on the proposed regulations, and to ask clarifying questions.

A link to the draft regulations and PowerPoint Presentation will be made available prior to the webinar.

To register for the webinar, please visit the Community Services Infrastructure Grant Program webpage. All comments regarding the proposed regulations must be received by CHFFA by close of business, Tuesday, August 21, 2018. You may submit comments via email to CHFFA@treasurer.ca.gov.

Please feel free to share this information with anyone that may be interested in learning about CHFFA’s new grant program. If you have questions, please email CHFFA or call (916) 653-2799.


New Resource Available To Help Counties Implement Mental Health Screening and Assessment Processes

In Focus: Implementing Mental Health Screening and Assessment is a new brief from the Stepping Up partners designed to help counties identify the number of people booked into jails who have serious mental illnesses (SMI) and to better connect these individuals to treatment. Determining the number of people who have SMI in jails allows counties to develop or refine strategic plans that will have the greatest impact on addressing this population’s needs. This brief is one of a series of companion products designed to provide counties with further guidance on how to apply the Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask framework. Contact info@stepuptogether.org with any questions about this new resource.

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