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Underserved Populations RFA

Apply for funding to provide domestic violence services

Funds are available for new domestic violence projects specifically for underserved populations. Underserved populations include, but are not limited to: people over the age of 60, people with disabilities, people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, immigrants and people with Limited English Proficiency, Native Americans, Latinx, African Americans, LGBTQ+, people living in rural areas, and religious minorities.

Services may include crisis intervention, safety planning, transportation and access to shelter for people who are victims of domestic violence who are in imminent danger.

Who is eligible to apply? Nonprofit organizations and units of government

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Population or culturally-specific organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally-specific services to one or more underserved population in their locality.
  • Disability programs, meaning a program that is for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to serve people with disabilities
  • Deaf programs, meaning a program that is run by and for Deaf individuals
  • Programs serving people ages 60 and older
  • Religious minority organizations, meaning an organization for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to serve members of a religious minority who face barriers accessing and using domestic violence services.
  • LGBTQ organizations, meaning an organization for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to serve LGBTQ individuals.
  • Units of government that serves an underserved population

Read more here: eVA - Virginia's eProcurement Portal

Funds distributed and managed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.

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