The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is currently accepting applications for its Victim Impact Grant Program.
Donor Name: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 2 Years
The purpose of the Victim Impact Grants is for eligible nonprofit organizations to deliver victim impact programs at one or more CDCR institutions. Victim Impact programs are victim focused restorative justice programs provided by community-based organizations. These programs must employ restorative justice principles, have an emphasis on incarcerated individual accountability, and provide opportunities for incarcerated individuals to understand the impact of the harm caused by crime.
The 2024-2026 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. Awarding of grants is subject to the following limitations:
- Individual grants are limited to no more than $200,000 per grant (20% of $1million annual grant authority).
- Each applicant organization is limited to no more than $400,000 in cumulative grants (40% of $1 million annual grant authority).
- No applicant organization will be awarded more than five (5) grants.
July 1, 2024-June 30, 2026
Program Locations and Target Institutions
Applications will be accepted for the thirty-two (32) locations listed. Twelve (12) of these locations are identified as target locations based on the following:
- Lack of community-based programming services available (in comparison to other institutions)
- Women’s Institutions
Eligible nonprofit organizations are those offering victim impact programs in a correctional setting whose victim impact programs have demonstrated success and focus on incarcerated individual responsibility and restorative justice principles. Organizations that do not have a nonprofit status may operate under the sponsorship of a fiscal sponsor with nonprofit status for purposes of grant eligibility. If the applicant is a multi-state organization with headquarters in another state, the applicant must have physical offices in California and currently provide services to California residents.
For more information, visit CDCR.