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COVID-19 Emergency Funding


Emergency COVID-19 Victim Services Response – Award Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Emergency Funding for your agency’s COVID 19 related expenses. We have received requests for far more funding than we have available and have decided to close the application process.  Thank you for your understanding. Click here for more information. 

The Office of Emergency Services (OES) has announced $5.3 million  dollars in emergency response funds intended to support the needs  associated with providing safety and services for victims of  interpersonal violence – domestic violence, sexual assault, human  trafficking, and child abuse during this time of social distancing. To  facilitate the distribution of these funds, OES has contracted with the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assualt (CALCASA), and the  Children’s Advocacy Centers of California administered by the Child  Abuse, Listening, Interviewing, and Coordination Center (CALICO) to serve as regranting agencies. The Partnership, CALCASA and CALICO will be coordinating with each other to ensure duplicative awards (i.e., for the exact same expenses) are not issued.

Eligible applicants

501(c)(3) organizations and tribal organizations/governments supporting the additional needs associated with providing safety and services to survivors of domestic violence and/or human trafficking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Expenses

The  grant performance period is January 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020. Funds  support additional client service needs due to COVID-19. Funds must be spent by July 31, 2020.  

Funds may cover the following direct victim services and/or technology needs (needed to serve victims remotely) for agencies:

  • Emergency shelter/housing
  • Emergency food/clothing/personal care items (including gift cards)
  • Utility assistance
  • Information Technology support
  • Laptops/Tablets
  • Cell phones
  • Cell service/data service
  • Video conferencing memberships
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Hazard pay (local agency must have appropriate policies in place)
  • Administrative time off (local agency must have appropriate policies in place)
  • Overtime
  • Other needs directly resulting from the pandemic

Funding Requests

Funds may be awarded at full or partial amounts requested in order to provide assistance to as many organizations in the field as possible. Amount requested may not exceed $75,000.

Funding Requirements

Once approved, the following documentation will be required to begin award:

  • CO Program Face Sheet
  • CO Program Certification Form
  • CO Program Budget Form

Grantees  will be required to submit any invoices along with backup documentation (receipts, general ledgers, time cards as applicable) in order to receive payment.


Grant report forms will be provided prior to report due dates.

Reports due: July 1, 2020 and August 14, 2020

Informational Webinars

View the slide deck and chat documentation from our first informational webinar, hosted on May 7th. 


OES has directed the Partnership to award funds on a rolling basis. Online applications will open on May 6, 2020 and be accepted until all funds have been awarded.

  • Applications available: May 6, 2020
  • Applications reviewed: weekly, on Fridays beginning May 8, 2020
  • Awardees notified: weekly, on Mondays beginning May 11, 2020        
  • Grant term ends (all funds spent by): July 31, 2020​

Questions about the application? Please email Melanie Choy at