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Ad Hoc Grants

FACT provides up to $2,000 in ad hoc financial support to organizations that host statewide activities that improve the prevention, treatment, or public awareness of family violence. View FACT’s small grant award policy below, or for a PDF version, click here.

FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S TRUST FUND SMALL GRANT AWARDS POLICY STATEMENT

Funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis upon approval of an invoice submitted within 30 days of completion of the awarded project.

Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-4303 G and H, the Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT) hereby adopts the following small purchase procedures.

The following policy shall apply to grants awarded by FACT when the aggregate or the sum of all purchases of any contract or grant award is expected to exceed $5,000.

Requests for Proposals (RFPs):

  1. The board will only consider requests for activities that improve the prevention, treatment, or public awareness of family violence and have a statewide impact.
  2. Requests must be submitted in writing to FACT’s Executive Director.
  3. Requests must be submitted no later than the dates outlined below. If requests are received following each quarterly submission deadline, they will be considered at the next, regularly scheduled board meeting: February 28th for consideration at the March Board meeting;-May 31st for consideration at the June Board meeting; August 31st for consideration at the September Board meeting; November 30th for consideration at the December Board meeting
  4. Requests must be submitted so that the request is considered by the board at least two months in advance of the event taking place.
  5. Requests must include an overview of the activity, the funding request amount, the specific activities that will be supported by FACT funds, the target audience, and the estimated number of people impacted.
  6. Requests will be presented and voted on by the board at a regularly scheduled or special board meeting.
  7. Organizations submitting requests are eligible to receive no more than one ad hoc grant per fiscal year.
  8. Materials associated with the event must include the official FACT logo.*
  9. A FACT Ad Hoc Summary Report must be completed and submitted within 30 days of the event.* 

     Example Summary Report:-How many attended the event?

    -What professions were represented?

    -What topics were covered?

    -Please provide any evaluation measures collected.

Amended:

December  13, 2017


Emergency Funds Project

FACT of Virginia has established a limited emergency fund project to assist families and individuals throughout Virginia with financial assistance during the global public health crisis of Covid-19. FACT recognizes that financial stress and unexpected expenses can be particularly
devastating during this time.

A budget of $50,000 has been made available for ten awards of $5,000 to Trauma Informed Community Networks (TICNs) throughout Virginia for the provision of direct financial support of up to $1,000 per family/household for families and/or individuals who have experienced family violence or trauma and are facing a financial emergency.

Eligibility Criteria

  • TICNs must demonstrate compliance with each of the TICN elements identified in FACT’s Framework for Building and Maintaining a Trauma-Informed Community Network * and participate in statewide coordination efforts facilitated through Greater Richmond SCAN**
  • Only one award per TICN will be made during this project budget period.
  • Funds must be spent within one year of the notice of award.
  • Requests must be submitted by the TICN Lead Agency/Coordinator. However, any member non-profit or local government agency of the TICN may be the Project Administrator.
  • This award is distributed on a reimbursement basis. As such, a TICN that is awarded funds under this project will be reimbursed up to $5,000 upon completion of a brief narrative report, invoice, and submission of receipts to FACT’s Executive Director. FACT’s Executive Director shall have sole authority to determine whether submitted expenses are reimbursable under this program.

Programmatic Criteria

  • This project is intended to be community led. As such, TICNs are required have developed a coordinated referral and response protocol within the scope and reach of their service area(s) for families and/or individuals to access this financial assistance. This process must include documentation of due diligence in maximizing existing resources (rental assistance, food pantries, etc.) prior to accessing this limited award.
  • This project is intended to provide direct, flexible, emergency, financial assistance for families and individuals who have experienced family violence or trauma during this global crisis. It is intended to “fill in the gaps” of existing support, therefore, assistance provided to participating families or individuals should be flexible in nature.

Timeline

In order to allow TICNs time to carefully consider this project and develop appropriate processes and protocols there will be two cohorts of funding to support a total of 10 TICNs. Each cohort will be selected on a “first come” basis during the application time period for those applications meeting minimum standards.

  • The first cohort application period will be 11/16/2020 to 1/4/2020.
  • The second cohort application period will be 3/1/2021 to 6/30/2021.

Application periods will be closed early if/when the cohort is filled.

Application

Application questions, answers and attachment must be submitted via PDF sent electronically to Nicole Poulin, Nicole.poulin@dss.virginia.gov

A response of award or denial will be provided within three business days from receipt

  1. Name of TICN:
  2. Service area of TICN:
  3. Does your TICN meet the 8 elements outlined in FACT’s Framework for Building and Maintaining a Trauma-Informed Community Networks?
  4. Does your TICN participate in the statewide coordinated efforts lead by Greater Richmond SCAN?
  5. Name of the TICN Lead Agency and point of contact name and email:
  6. Name of the participating nonprofit or local government TICN participating agency that will serve as the Project Administrator for the FACT Emergency Funding Project and point of contact name and email:
  7. Does your TICN have in place a coordinated referral and response protocol within the scope and reach of your service area(s) for families and/or individuals to access this financial assistance? If so, please attach a copy.

Revised 05/2021