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Victim Impact programs are victim-focused restorative justice programs provided by volunteers/community based organizations. These programs must employ restorative justice principles, have an emphasis on offender accountability, and provide opportunities for offenders to understand the impact of the harm caused by crime.


This Request for Applications (RFA) provides the information necessary to prepare a proposal to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for grant funds available in the Fiscal Years 2022/2023 through 2023/2024 for Victim Impact Grant Programs.

The purpose of the Victim Impact Grants is to provide grant funds to eligible nonprofit organizations for delivery of victim impact programs at one or more California State Institutions.

This project will provide $1 million in grants per year for two terms ($2 million total) to eligible nonprofit organizations to fund victim impact programs in one or more California State Institutions. The grant period begins on July 1, 2022 and ends on June 30, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit

Eligible nonprofit organizations are those offering victim impact programs in a correctional setting whose victim impact programs have demonstrated success and focus on offender responsibility and restorative justice principles. Organizations that do not have a nonprofit status may operate under the sponsorship of a fiscal agent with nonprofit status for purposes of grant eligibility.

Eligible Geographies:

If the applicant is a multistate organization with headquarters in another state, the applicant must have physical offices in California and currently provide services to California residents.

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.
November 12, 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
24 months

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

Funding Source Notes:

The 2022-2024 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.


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).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Grant payments will be disbursed upon confirmation by the CDCR that satisfactory program performance is being demonstrated.

How to Apply

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