Women's Recovery Response Grant Funding Opportunity

Portal ID:
8639
Status:
Closed (373 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) is soliciting applications for the Women’s Recovery Response Grant Program to support the existing and emerging needs of women in California who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Description:

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 focused on statewide recovery efforts. The Budget Act of 2021 (Senate Bill 129) established 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 the network of local commissions while the California Commission continues to act as a statewide convener, facilitator, and oversight administrator.  Funds will support:

1)    Existing local women’s commissions by engaging and strengthens existing local women’s commissions to ultimately inform the development of a future statewide Women’s Economic Recovery Blueprint.

2)    Development of new local commissions at the city and county level to increase diverse representation of all women’s voices throughout California.

3)    Increase resources for community-based organizations providing direct services to support immediate needs for women through an economic security lens that ultimately support and align with the mission of women and girl’s commissions.

The goal of this Grant Funding Opportunity is to build a more direct system of support for women in communities across the state by strengthening the existing network of local commissions, growing diverse representation of all women’s voices through the establishment of new local commissions, and provide immediate relief to women by increasing resources for direct service providers to support the economic recovery of women and the economic circumstances of girls.

As we grapple with the long-term consequences and persistent challenges of this pandemic, it is imperative that women across the state, in all industries and localities, receive the support they need. The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is committed to leading the work to understand the impact of COVID-19 on women and families and ensuring that they are represented. This funding and the commitment from those who championed it is a key element of rebuilding in the wake of the pandemic. The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is proud to take this critical step toward equitable recovery statewide.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Applicants must be one of the following:

Local women’s commission established with a city/county government.

Local government entity for the purpose of establishing new commissions and/or other grant funded activities that support and align with the mission of women and girl’s commissions.

Statewide or local nonprofit with an established history of programming and/or services that support and align  with the mission of women and girl’s commissions.

 

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.
March 1, 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
12 months

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$5,000,000
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.
N/A
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.
$25,000 – $250,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
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.
  • State
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:
1-916-651-5405, Grants@women.ca.gov

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