For immediate release - Tuesday, January 14, 2003.
Contact Bob Brammer - 515-281-6699.
Grant Funds Available for Local Crime Victim Assistance Efforts
DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller and the Crime Victim
Assistance Division of his office announced today that grant funds are
available for nonprofit agencies, and for law enforcement, courts, and
prosecution efforts that provide services to victims of crime. The grant
funds, which will total several million dollars, are designed to help
support crime-victim efforts of dozens of local agencies around the state
for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Applications and information are available from the Crime Victim Assistance
Division, Lucas Building, 321 E. 12th St., Des Moines, Iowa
50319. Completed applications must be received at the Crime Victim Assistance
Division office by 4:30 p.m. March 17, 2003.
A grant-writing workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. January 30 at
the State Historical Building, 600 East Locust Street in Des Moines. For
more information, contact Virginia Beane, Crime Victim Assistance Division,
515-281-5044 or 1-800-373-5044.
Details on Crime Victim Assistance Grant Funds:
Grant funds administered by the Crime Victim Assistance Division come from
several sources for various purposes:
- Funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Violence
Prevention and Services Act, are available to programs providing services
to victims of domestic abuse.
- Funds from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime,
are available to programs providing direct services to victims of crime.
Non-profit and government victim service programs that coordinate with
other community and government victim programs and utilize volunteers
are eligible to apply for funds.
- Funds from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women,
are available for agencies and programs including but not limited to
state offices and agencies, public or private nonprofit organizations,
units of local government, and nonprofit and non-governmental victim
service programs that work to keep victims of sexual assault, domestic
violence and stalking safe, while holding offenders who commit such
crimes accountable for their actions.
- State funds also may be available for domestic abuse programs and sexual
abuse programs, including the Iowa Domestic Abuse Hotline and the Iowa
Sexual Abuse Hotline.
Current-year federal and state grant funds total about $8.7 million. The amount
of state and federal grant funds available for the fiscal year beginning
July 1 will be determined later this spring, and may be less than for
the current fiscal year.
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