2021-22 Minor's Counsel (MC) Program RFP

Departmental Grant ID:
OES
Portal ID:
5806
Status:
Closed (4 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The purpose of the Minor’s Counsel Program is to support the courts by appointing a minor’s counsel in child custody cases involving child abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and to determine if the appointment of minor’s counsel improves the criminal justice system’s response to these cases.

Description:

ELIGIBILITY

1. To be eligible to receive funds, the Applicant must be a California Superior Court with a Family Court Services Program with no more than three to four judges. The Applicant must submit a letter, signed by the Court Executive Officer, certifying the number of judges working in the Family Court Services Program and confirming the judges will complete a survey, post resolution of the case, for all cases in which a minor’s counsel is appointed.

2. The Applicant must receive a minimum of 50% of available points on the Rating Sheet.

3. Applicants applying for federal funds must be registered in the federal System for Award Management (SAM) and have an expiration date that is at least eight weeks after the Application due date. Check SAM status.

4. Applicants that are non-governmental organizations must be registered with the California Department of Justice’s Registry of Charitable Trusts with a “current” or “pending” status. Check nonprofit status.

Only one proposal per Applicant will be eligible to receive funding. If an Applicant submits more than one proposal, only the highest scoring proposal, meeting the criteria above, will be considered for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

To be eligible to receive funds, the Applicant must be a California Superior Court with a Family Court Services Program with no more than three to four judges. The Applicant must submit a letter, signed by the Court Executive Officer, certifying the number of judges working in the Family Court Services Program and confirming the judges will complete a survey, post resolution of the case, for all cases in which a minor’s counsel is appointed.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
July 30, 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1/1/2022-12/31/2022

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$600,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

Source of Funds: Detailed information on all Victim Service (VS) Branch federal fund sources can be found in the VS Branch Federal Fund Information Guide. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review this document to familiarize themselves with the requirements for all fund sources that support this Program.

Available Funding: Individual Applicants may request up to $300,000.

 

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Aaron Ching, Program Specialist, 1-916-845-8305, Aaron.Ching@caloes.ca.gov

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