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ICJI awards federal and state grants to help local governments, law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations to prevent/reduce crime, enforce Indiana traffic laws, improve the criminal justice system and assist victims of crime. Most funding opportunities are offered on a competitive basis. Guidelines for each opportunity are listed under the eligibility requirements section. Proposals are reviewed and scored based on the criteria of the individual grant. Based on available funding, one or more proposals with the highest scores will be invited to submit an application. Applications are reviewed by staff and the designated subcommittee of the ICJI Board of Trustees. Recommendations for funding are submitted to the ICJI Board of Trustees for consideration and funding approval.

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  • CJI Grants

    Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Fund (SAVAF) grant program
    Award period: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023

    Apply by Applications must be submitted in IntelliGrants by October 31, 2022.

    The Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Fund (SAVAF) grant program aims to provide a comprehensive statewide response for victims of sexual assault. Funding is awarded to: (1) establish and maintain rape crisis centers, (2) enhance services provided by existing rape crisis centers, and (3) develop, implement, and expand trauma informed sexual assault services. Public social service entities, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations that provide services to victims of sexual assault may apply for funding. If selected, subrecipients must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services and adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal. SAVAF is a reimbursement-based grant.

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    FVPSA American Rescue Plan Supplemental Funding to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault Grant
    Award period: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024

    Apply by Applications must be submitted in IntelliGrants by October 31, 2022.

    As part of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute has received supplemental funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to support sexual assault survivors across Indiana. The purpose of this grant program is to: (1) assist with the transition to virtual/remote services for rape crisis centers, sexual assault programs, tribal programs, and culturally specific programs that provide crisis services, support services, and assistance to survivors of sexual assault, and (2) support the increased emergency needs as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency for those victims of sexual assault outside of intimate partner violence. Eligible entities include local public agencies or nonprofit private organizations that assist victims (and their dependents) of sexual assault and have a documented history of effective work in this area. Nonprofit private organizations include: faith-based and charitable organizations, community-based organizations, tribal organizations; and voluntary associations. If selected, subrecipients must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services and must adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal. All grants from the ICJI Victim Services Division are reimbursement grants.

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