The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is pleased to announce its grantees for domestic violence services funding effective July 1, 2019. Four competitive Request for Proposals (RFPs) were issued on March 1, 2019. Funding is for a three-year period with the option for two one-year extensions.
A panel of independent reviewers reviewed competitive proposals and, based on scoring rubric outcomes, selected grantees in four categories:
Core Services: Funds are used to support access to services and shelter to adult and child survivors of domestic violence. This includes 24-hour hotline services, safety planning, counseling and support, legal advocacy and accompaniment, transportation, emergency shelter, public education, prevention, trainings and systems advocacy.
Sixty applicants submitted proposals for core services and fifty-eight were funded for a total of $19,794,316.
Medical Advocacy Program (MAP): Funding for MAP will support the development, implementation and/or enhancement of efforts which seek to improve overall healthcare and medical system response to all victims and survivors of domestic violence. This includes: Training and technical assistance to medical professionals; development of relationships with medical institutions, providers and allied professionals to improve the medical systems’ response to domestic violence survivors seeking treatment, and; direct services to victims/survivors within a healthcare setting.
Thirty-five applicants submitted proposals for the Medical Advocacy Program and thirty-one were funded for a total of $1,663,922.
Civil Legal Representation (CLR) Initiative: Funding for CLR will support the provision of free legal services to victims of domestic violence by attorneys who understand how domestic violence precludes many victims from receiving access to powerful and lifesaving tools that the justice system has to offer. CLR programs operate to increase the availability of expert representation for victims, which will serve to save lives and promote self-sufficiency among victims.
Twenty-nine applicants submitted proposals for Civil Legal Representation (CLR) and seventeen were funded for a total of $2,379,973.
Culturally Specific Project (CSP): Funding for the CSP will support the provision of collaborative outreach and services to an unserved/underserved culturally or linguistically specific community.
Five applicants submitted proposals for a Culturally Specific Project (CSP) and one was funded at $66,000.
A complete list of funding subrecipients by county can be found here. The full list of independent reviewers is available here.