The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) is soliciting applications for the Women’s Recovery Response Grant to support the existing and emerging needs of women in California who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second round of grant funds administered by the Commission and is available on a rolling basis through fiscal year 2023-2024.
As the state entity tasked with assessing gender equity in multiple issue areas including health, safety, employment, education, and others, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is uniquely positioned to support local commissions and the direct service providers they work with to ensure that women’s needs are centered in statewide recovery efforts. The Budget Act of 2022 sustained another year of funding for the Women’s Recovery Response to provide local assistance with $5 million in one-time funds. The investment will insert structural support and resources into a network of local commissions and nonprofit service providers while CCSWG continues to act as a statewide convener, facilitator, and oversight administrator.
Goal: Strengthen an existing organization’s systems, operations and impact, which may involve human capacity, developmental skill-building, or structural sustainability to improve an organization’s ability to serve the intended target community of local women and girls.
Priorities: CCSWG will prioritize awards to organizations that can demonstrate how the funds will support their ability to deliver measurable, positive economic outcomes for women and girls in underserved and disadvantaged communities. CCSWG will be prioritizing grant activities in the following areas, which may include, but are not limited to:
· Improved access and affordability of child and/or elder care services
· Increased utilization and uptake of safety-net programs that offer services to support basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing, etc.
· Achieved reskilling/upskilling through accreditation, certification, or vocational or educational programs
· Enhanced financial ability to grow economic security, assets, and wealth building
Intermediary organizations that will be re-granting funds are eligible to apply for up to $250,000. All other organizations are eligible to apply for funding up to $100,000.
1/20/2023 Grant Application is released to the public
2/03/2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Technical Assistance Webinar for New Applicants
2/06/2023 at 11:00am
Technical Assistance Webinar for Renewal Applicants
2/06/2023 at 1:00pm
Technical Assistance Webinar for Local Commissions
2/17/2023 at 4:00pm
Grant Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. PST
2/20/23 – 3/13/2023
Grant Review Period by CCSWG
· Applicants must be available to answer questions.
· All verification documents must be turned in at the time of review.
3/17/2023 – 3/24/2023
Award notification period
· Applicants will be notified by email.
· Instructions will be provided for any final granting documents required.
4/03/2023, or upon Award Letter Execution, whichever is later, Grant activities commence
· Activities may commence when the Award Letter is fully executed (both parties have signed).
1st Progress Report is due
· A template will be provided.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Local women’s commission; Local government entity for the purpose of establishing new commissions; Statewide or local nonprofit [501c3] with an established history of programming and/or services; Existing 2022-2023 grantees who are statewide or local nonprofits or governmental organizations in good standing who are applying for a second year of grant funding.
CCSWG will prioritize awards in the following areas:
Improved access and affordability of child and/or elder care services
Increased utilization and uptake of safety-net programs that offer services to support basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing, etc.
Achieved reskilling/upskilling through accreditation, certification, or vocational or educational programs
Enhanced financial ability to grow economic security, assets, and wealth building
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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