Victim Impact Grant RFA

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VI Grants is for eligible nonprofit organizations to deliver victim impact programs at one or more CDCR institutions. VI programs are victim focused restorative justice programs provided by community-based organizations. These programs must employ restorative justice principles, have an emphasis on incarcerated individual accountability, and provide opportunities for incarcerated individuals to understand the impact of the harm caused by crime.


Victim Impact Grants will distribute $1 million in grant funds per year for two terms ($2 million total) amongst eligible nonprofit organizations to fund victim impact programs in one or more CDCR institutions. The grant period begins on July 1, 2024, and ends on June 30, 2026. Grant award breakdowns can be found in Grant Funding section.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit

Eligible Geographies:

State of California

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
April 2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
FY 2024 - 2026

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another 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.
  • State
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)

Funding Method Notes:

The 2024-2026 budget provides $1 million per year from the Inmate Welfare Fund to fund Victim Impact Grant Programs. The grants will be awarded for a period of two (2) grant terms for a total of $2 million.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact: