Visit the DCJ Grants page to apply for ARPA/SLFRF grant funds.
What does State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF)/American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund?
The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law, and established the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which together make up the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (“SLFRF”) program. These grant funds were appropriated through Senate Bill 21-292 for victim's services programs and purposes related to populations who have been disproportionately negatively affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The funds were intended to decrease the impact of the pandemic including the loss of revenue that many agencies including non-profits experienced during the pandemic. For more detailed information about the purpose of these funds, please visit the Office of the State Controller's website.
Is my agency Eligible?
For purposes of Senate Bill 21-292, both system based and non-profit agencies that were supporting victims of crime as a public health concern were eligible to apply for the funds. Victim service agencies could apply for support for the following expenses as they related to supporting victims of crime:
- Behavioral healthcare/therapy
- Rent. Mortgage, and utility assistance
- Tele-medicine or tele therapy
- Gun violence intervention programs
- PPE supplies
- Outpatient treatment
- Inpatient treatment
- Behavioral health services in schools
- Housing relocation
- Wraparound services – like a family justice center
- Trauma recovery/advocacy
- Job training for victims
- Homeless services
When were the funds awarded?
The SLFRF/ARPA funds were a one time allocation to the Division of Criminal Justice, Office for Victims Program. The Crime Victim Services Advisory Board made the funding recommendations to the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice and the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety.
Are there additional Requirements?
Grant recipients are required to comply with all state, federal, and local guidelines, including completing a quarterly report and demographic data for the victims served.