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File #: 21-0563    Name: VDCA Grant Application
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/16/2020 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Grant Application to the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Services Grant Program.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JANUARY 6, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Grant Application to the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Services Grant Program.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Services Program grant application to the Department of Criminal Justice (DCJS) seeking ongoing funding and new funding for Department of Community and Human Services' (DCHS) services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Authorize the submission of a grant application for continued funding (Sexual Assault Domestic Violence (SADV) Core Service Funding) to DCJS in the amount of $506,000 for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 with an eight percent (8%) cash or in-kind match requirement of $44,000 for each fiscal year; for a combined grant award of $1,0120,000 to enhance services for victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault survivors residing in the City of Alexandria.

2. Authorize the inclusion in SADV Core Service Funding grant application a request for competitive funding to DCJS; $106,028 for fiscal year 2022 and $ 104,258 for fiscal year 2023 with a twenty percent (20%) cash or in-kind match requirement of $52,571 for each fiscal year for a combined grant award of $262,857 to enhance services for victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault survivors residing in the City of Alexandria.

3. Approve the addition of two Victim Witness Specialist positions (.50 PTE) and a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) consultant that will be fully supported by grant revenues if the competitive request is successful; and

4. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents that may be requ...

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