New! Safer Futures Funding
Overview and Request for Applications
The Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victims' Services Division (CVSD) seeks applications for the Safer Futures Funding: Improving Advocacy Interventions in Child Welfare, Public Health and Local Health Care Systems for Pregnant and Parenting Women Who Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. The Safer Futures Funding is made available through a federal Pregnancy Assistance Fund grant from the Office of Adolescent Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The federal Pregnancy Assistance Fund is authorized by The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148; Affordable Care Act) Sections 10211- 10214.
The primary goal of the Safer Futures Funding is to improve pregnant and parenting women’s safety and well-being by increasing access to advocacy services within child welfare, public health and local health care systems. This funding opportunity is only open to the fourteen non-profit domestic violence/sexual assault (DVSA) community based organizations that received IPV & Pregnancy Grant funding from February 1, 2011 to August 31, 2013.
The competitive Request for Applications will close on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
CVSD will establish two cohorts of projects. The Health Care cohort will have four projects that work in collaboration with Public Health and local health care providers. The Child Welfare cohort will have three projects that work in collaboration with Child Welfare. Each project will operate for a period of three years and nine months. The work of each project will consist of three main strategies 1) advocacy intervention, accompaniment, and supportive services provided by the on-site advocate, 2) case consultation and provider training and technical assistance, and 3) capacity building efforts designed to sustain the project beyond the grant funding. Each cohort will have at least one project whose principle focus is to provide culturally specific and linguistically appropriate services for victims from underserved, marginalized, or oppressed communities and/or Tribal nations.
Projects awarded funding as a part of the Child Welfare Cohort will include:
Projects awarded funding as a part of the Health Care Cohort will include:
- A maximum of a 1.0 FTE advocate who will provide on-site advocacy services and case consultation at a designated Child Welfare branch office;
- A maximum of .25 FTE project manager who will provide training and technical assistance support and facilitate participation in CVSD’s process/outcomes evaluation; and
- Participation in an Institutional Analysis with the local Child Welfare branch office that will focus on identifying and understanding the ways in which institutional practices do or do not support victims’ and children’s safety and holding perpetrators accountable.
The maximum project budget amount for projects in the Child Welfare cohort are $68,015 for Year One and $92,422 for each of Years Two, Three and Four. The maximum project budget amount for projects in the Health Care cohort are $115,904 for Year One and $157,809 for each of Years Two, Three and Four. No match is required for these funds.
- A maximum of a 1.0 FTE advocate who will provide on-site advocacy services and case consultation at the local Public Health department or other health care provider office;
- A maximum of a 1.0 FTE training and partnership development coordinator who will provide training and technical assistance to Public Health and local health care providers, and who will facilitate participation in CVSD’s process/outcomes evaluation; and
- A maximum of a .15 FTE project manager who will provide oversight for the project.
CVSD recommends that applicants read the Safer Futures Funding - Request for Applications guidance and CVSD's application for the federal Pregnancy Assistance Funds prior to completing the application in E-Grants.