CSAC Bulletin Article

Funding Available for Trauma Recovery Centers

March 8, 2018

The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) recently posted a Notice of Funds Available for Trauma Recovery Centers (TRCs). The funding is for fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20. 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 both postal mail and email before 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30. Complete details on eligibility criteria and application instructions can be found on the CalVCB website at the Grant Opportunities page.

CalVCB annually awards two-year grants through a competitive application process. Funding comes from the Safe Neighborhoods 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 2018-19, an estimated $6.4 million will be available from SNSA. Currently, CalVCB funds 12 TRCs across California including Long Beach, Los Angeles, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about CalVCB, please visit victims.ca.gov.

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