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FY14 Training & Technical Assistance Application

**Update as of September 6, 2013 - this RFA is CLOSED**

 

Announcement of Availability of Funds for Training and Technical Assistance

 

 

DVP is announcing the availability of funds to support training and technical assistance projects that enhance the capacity of domestic violence crisis centers in Colorado to better serve victims and their families and maintain high standards of nonprofit management best practices.  Interested applicants should thoroughly read the “Announcement of Availability of Funds for Training and Technical Assistance and Application Requirements” document before completing an application

 

This is the second year that DVP has made funding available for training and technical assistance projects through an open solicitation.  However, DVP has funded training and technical assistance projects for 10 years through sole source contracts.  This open solicitation represents a more transparent process used to select contractors for the delivery of training and technical assistance.  DVP believes it is in the best interests of the State of Colorado, CDHS, and community-based domestic violence programs to review and consider a diverse pool of applications to determine the how best to equitability distribute public dollars for training and technical assistance projects.

 

Failure to provide all information requested within timelines specified or to follow the application instructions and format shall disqualify the application.

 

Available Funding

For the funding cycle scheduled to begin January 1, 2014, DVP has available a maximum amount of $91,000.00 available for training and technical assistance projects.  All dollars for training and technical assistance projects are derived from state cash funding comprised of income tax check-off contributions and marriage and divorce filing fees.  These are state-generated dollars and no federal funding will be used to support training and technical assistance projects. 

 

The amount available for special projects is determined based on the total amount of DVP funding available from several sources.  Approximately 8% of DVP’s state cash funding will be used to support training and technical assistance projects.  The amount available for the 2014 funding cycle is approximately $20,000 less than in the previous 2012 – 2013 funding cycle.  

 

Multi-Year Funding

All potential applicants should note that all awards made under this funding announcement will be granted for two (2) consecutive one-year periods.  Successful applicants will not have to reapply for funding in 2014.  All application materials including goals and objectives, and budget information should be submitted for a one-year period.  Contracts will be executed annually for funded training and technical assistance projects that successfully meet all DVP requirements.  DVP anticipates the next announcement for funding will occur in July 2015.  The amount of funding available is unknown at this time. 

 

Eligibility

Eligible entities include: 

 

  • Governmental entities including: 1) State agencies, 2) Counties, 3) Cities and counties, 4) Cities, 5) Towns, 6) Municipalities, and 7) Special districts.
  • Nongovernmental entities including: 1) Individual persons, 2) private nonprofit agencies/organizations, 3) For-profit corporations, or 3) Other community-based or community-oriented entities.

 

Funding Priorities

The priorities for the use of dollars available for training and technical projects shall be activities that enhance the ability of domestic violence crisis centers to:

 

  • Provide direct services to domestic violence victims and their families including empowerment based advocacy, crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, information and referrals, and other supportive services.
  • Make available specialized advocacy services for underserved populations including victims vulnerable due to rural isolation, age, language barriers, disabilities, gender or sexual orientation, or refugee or immigration status.
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships that coordinate service delivery.
  • Offer community education to inform the public regarding the availability of domestic violence services and the problem of domestic violence.
  • Achieve high standards of nonprofit management effectiveness that support domestic violence crisis centers’ efforts in achieving their mission including fundraising and grant writing, fiscal responsibility and management, governance, strategic planning, leadership succession, and policy development.

 

Funding Timeline

 

Contract Period:
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Date* Action
July 23, 2013 Funding announcement and application released
August 9, 2013 Email message deadline to indicate intent to apply
August 21, 2013 Technical assistance webinar**
August 30, 2013 Written inquires and questions deadline
September 6, 2013 Application Deadline
October 9, 2013 Training and Technical Assistance Review Committee meets
November 1, 2013 Award announcements
January 1, 2014 Contract Period Begins

 

*All dates are subject to change. 

**To register for the Technical Assistance Webinar click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TTA_Webinar

 

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