The RICADV is currently accepting proposals for Domestic Violence Prevention Fund Community Micro-grants! To view the Request for Proposals (RFP), click here.
The RFP welcomes applications that address shared risk and protective factors for violence and focus on changing norms, policies, and community conditions that allow domestic violence to happen in the first place.
A total of $78,000 will be distributed to support one-time Community Micro-grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000. Community Micro-grants will support short-term projects that will be completed by June 30, 2022.
Applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Applications should be emailed in PDF format to Krista D’Amico, director of prevention, email@example.com.
The RICADV held an applicant technical assistance call on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Please click here to view the slides used during the call or to watch a recording of the session.
Below, please find answers to the questions we have received from prospective applicants. This Q&A section will be updated until the due date for proposals.
Q: Is this RFP limited to programs for youth?
The RFP is not limited to programs for young people. However, priority will be given to proposals that focus on engaging and affirming youth of color; LGBTQ, Two‐Spirit, and gender-nonconforming youth; and youth with disabilities.
Q: Is it possible to share a link to the budget template?
Please see the last page of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the budget template. The budget template is also available for download here.
Q: What types of operational attachments have been submitted in the past?
A past proposal that focused on engaging young people through a mobile app included screenshots of the app to illustrate how it works. Attachments might include the outline of a curriculum to be implemented or examples of materials to be used during project activities, such as community flyers or workshop handouts. They could include samples of an existing public awareness campaign that will be utilized or as an example of what will be developed. Attachments might include an evaluation report that describes promising outcomes related to the proposal.
Q: Can attachments include links to videos?
Yes, attachments can include web links to videos. The funding committee will receive electronic copies of proposals, so links will be accessible. Applicants should consider linking to one or two short videos (no longer than two to three minutes) to ensure they are viewed by the committee.
Q: Can funding be used to develop websites?
The RFP does not prohibit funding from being used to develop websites. The proposal should make the case for how this activity aligns with the goals of the RFP, according to the Scope of Work outlined in Section 4 (page 4).
Q: Is it okay to update or amend a previous proposal and submit it this funding cycle?
Yes, applicants may submit a proposal that builds on a previous one. If the applicant is a previous funding recipient of the DVPF, please see the guidance in the Knowledge, Experience and Referral Capacity section of the RFP (page 5). Describe your past accomplishments as a DVPF recipient, how the application builds on previously funded efforts, and why funding is still needed.
There is no restriction that would prohibit applicants from submitting a past proposal that was not funded. However, the proposal may need to be revised or strengthened and should closely align with the goals of the RFP, according to the Scope of Work outlined in Section 4 (page 4). The RICADV is available to provide feedback to applicants on any proposals that are not successfully funded.
Q: Would storytelling to grades K-5 or middle school students or a Public Service Announcement for TV or Radio fall within the scope of the DVPF?
Yes, these activities may fall within the scope of the DVPF, as long as they align with the goals of the RFP and the Scope of Work outlined in Section 4 (page 4). Storytelling workshops that engage young people in crafting their own stories and narratives, or contests where young people can submit stories or artwork around a theme may also be considered.
For additional questions or needs, please contact Krista D'Amico, director of prevention at firstname.lastname@example.org.