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Eligibility Requirements for Funded Programs

Victim Services Support (VSS) Program

Organizations funded with federal and state grants from the CVAD VSS program can learn  about each funding stream by going to the funding source's website or by navigating to the CVAD grant manual.

Victims of Crime Act Assistance  (VOCA) funds are awarded to Iowa by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime. The funds come from the federal VOCA Fund that consists entirely of fines and penalties paid by convicted federal criminals. The funds are collected by U.S. Attorney Offices. Learn more about VOCA funds in the CVAD Grant Manual.   VOCA certified assurances 

STOP Violence Against Women Act (STOP VAWA ) funds are awarded to Iowa by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women. Congress appropriates the funds annually. Learn more about STOP VAWA funds in the CVAD Grant Manual.  STOP certified assurances.

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FV) funds are awarded to Iowa by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services. Congress appropriates the funds annually.  Learn more about FVPSA funds in the CVAD Grant Manual. FVPSA certified assurances.

Sexual Abuse Services Program (SASP) funds are awarded to Iowa by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women. Congress appropriates the funds annually.  Learn more about SASP funds in the CVAD Grant Manual.  SASP certified assurances 

Iowa Domestic Abuse (DA) funds and Iowa Sexual Abuse (SA) funds are appropriated annually by the Iowa Legislature. Learn more about state funds in the CVAD Grant Manual.  CVAD certified assurances

Equal Employment Opportunity Plans - CVAD grantees must submit EEOP certification forms to the Office for  Civil Rights. Grantees might also be required to create and submit a utilization report. For more information on EEOP requirements specific to your organization and to access the reporting tool,  go to the Civil Rights EEOP website.  

Additional assurances:  Debarment Certification, Tobacco Certification, Lobbying and Drug-Free Workplace, Minority Impact Statement, OCR Worksheet , Consultation Agreement and Law Enforcement Declaration, VWC Declaration, Prosecutor Declaration. 

View Administrative Rules for CVAD's Victim Services Program

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