FACT of Virginia has established emergency fund project to assist families and individuals who have experienced the trauma associated with family violence, throughout Virginia, with financial assistance. FACT recognizes that financial stress and unexpected expenses can be particularly devastating for this population.
A budget of $40,000 has been made available for eight 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 trauma associated with family violence and are facing a financial emergency.
- 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 ending June 30, 2023.
- All funds associated with a prior FACT Emergency Funds Project award must be spent and all reports and invoices must have been submitted and approved.
- 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.
- This project is intended to be community led. As such, TICNs are required to 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.
- Funds may not be paid directly individuals or families but rather to vendors providing services or goods.
- 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.
All applications must be submitted and approved by June 30, 2023. The application period will be closed early if/when the allocated funds have been awarded.
Please respond to the questions below.
Applications questions, answers and attachment must be submitted via PDF sent electronically to Nicole Poulin, Nicole.email@example.com
A response of award or denial will be provided within three business days from receipt.
- Name of TICN:
- Service area of TICN:
- Does your TICN meet the 8 elements outlined in FACT’s Framework for Building and Maintaining a Trauma-Informed Community Networks?
- Does your TICN participate in the statewide coordinated efforts lead by Greater Richmond SCAN?
- Name of the TICN Lead Agency and point of contact name and email:
- 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:
- 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.
*FACT’s Framework for Building and Maintaining a Trauma-Informed Community Network: http://www.fact.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FACT-Framework-for-Trauma-Informed-Community-Networks-10.11.192.pdf
**Greater Richmond SCAN identified Trauma Informed Care Networks: http://grscan.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/VA-TICNs-list.pdf