Small Dollar Grants for Domestic Violence Survivors

CONSUMER AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS

County Spending Category
2.6 Addressing Trauma and Violence
Federal Expenditure Category
Community Violence Interventions
Project Launch Date
06/08/2023
Anticipated End Date
12/31/2023
Interpretation Languages
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Mandarin

Project Contacts

Indicators & Metrics to Date

  • Number of Applicants
    725
  • # of domestic violence survivors who received referrals to wraparound services.
    1000
  • # of CBO surveys completed
    0
  • Number of Grants Awarded
    0
  • Total amount of grants funded
    1250000
  • % of grant funds used for rent
    4.06
  • % of grant funds used for childcare
    1
  • % of grant funds used for transportation
    13
  • % of grant funds used for phone service
    3
  • % of grant funds used for medical services
    2.3
  • % of grant funds used for other
    76
  • # of Application Workshops Hosted
    5
  • # of Languages Outreach Materials are Prepare in Other Than English
    10
  • # of Languages the Application and/or Survey was Available
    10
  • # of CBO Surveys Completed/Returned
    0
  • Impact Report Received
    0

Target Populations

  • People with Disabilities
  • Systems Impacted Individuals
  • Individuals Experiencing Mental Health Disorders
  • Individuals Experiencing Substance Use Disorders
  • People Experiencing Homelessness

Project Description

The pandemic exacerbated existing inequities, leaving domestic violence survivors even more vulnerable to physical, mental and economic harm. Prior to the pandemic, domestic violence was an issue that, due to system inequities, already disproportionately impacted women, especially women of color, low-income women, and women without immigration status, as well as individuals who identified as LGBTQIA+, gender-queer and gender nonconforming / nonbinary. The purpose of the Small Dollar Grants for Domestic Violence Survivors project is to bolster the financial security for survivors of domestic violence (DV) who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic prioritizing the most financially insecure and in-need disadvantaged communities. The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA)’s Center for Financial Empowerment will partner with community-based organizations with DV subject matter expertise to award $2,500 grants to cover relocation expenses, medical bills, and other costs necessary to bolster financial independence. ARP funds will support the economic recovery of DV survivors so they may focus on economic recovery and independence as a focus for intervention. The project will also fund administrative and staff costs to develop and implement this project incurred from August 2021 to the conclusion of the project.

Goals & Objectives

Goal Description Provide access for at least 500 domestic violence survivors to use for immediate and flexible cash assistance that will enable participants to secure short term housing, healthcare and other resources that can provide real time relief and the opportunity for the survivor to move towards economic recovery and independence by on or before December 31, 2024

Objective Description DCBA will identify and enter an agreement with one contractor to carry out the administrative duties of distributing grants to domestic violence survivors.

Activity Description Disburse $1.25 million in small-dollar grants ($2,500 each) to 500 qualifying domestic violence survivor households by May 31, 2023.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance Number of Applicants 0.00 500.00
2 Program Outcome % of grant funds used for specific activities, i.e., rent, childcare, transportation, phone service 0.00 100.00
3 Performance Number of Grants Awarded 0.00 500.00

Activity Description Disburse an additional $1.25 million in small-dollar grants ($2,500 each) to 500 qualifying domestic violence survivor households on or before December 31, 2024.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance Number of Applicants 0.00 500.00
2 Performance Number of Grants Awarded 0.00 500.00

Outcome Description At Least 500 domestic violence survivors received cash assistance in the form of $2,500 grants to be used for participant-determined need.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of domestic violence survivors who received cash assistance in the form of $2,500 grants 500.00 1000.00
2 Program Outcome Number of domestic violence survivors receiving grants. 500.00 1000.00
3 Service Delivery Number of Domestic Violence Survivors that received grants 0.00 500.00
4 Service Delivery Total dollar amount of grants disbursed 0.00 1250000.00
5 Program Outcome Number of Grants Awarded 0.00 500.00
6 Program Outcome Number of Grants Awarded 0.00 500.00
7 Program Outcome Total amount of grants funded 0.00 1250000.00
8 Program Outcome Total amount of grants funded 0.00 1250000.00
9 Performance % of grant funds used for rent
10 Performance % of grant funds used for childcare
11 Performance % of grant funds used for transportation
12 Performance % of grant funds used for phone service
13 Performance % of grant funds used for medical services
14 Performance % of grant funds used for other

Goal Description DV Survivor CBOs will confirm wraparound services were offered to at least 50% of DV survivor applicants, conduct outreach, provide technical assistance to DV Survivor CBOs, and provide a final impact report with lessons learned and best practices.

Objective Description By May 15, 2023, DCBA will contract with the a TPA to provide technical assistance to 5 DV CBOs:

Activity Description TPA will host application workshops for DV Survivor CBOs.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Service Delivery # of applications for grants 0.00 500.00
2 Performance # of Application Workshops Hosted 5.00

Activity Description TPA will produce and distribute in-language outreach materials (at minimum Spanish).
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Service Delivery Preferred language of grantee 0.00 1.00
2 Performance # of Languages Outreach Materials are Prepare in Other Than English 1.00

Objective Description The TPA will work with DV Survivor CBOs to ensure that information on available resources and services is provided to the applicants.

Activity Description TPA will distribute survey to DV survivor CBOs to confirm referrals to wraparound services were made.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance # of domestic violence survivors who received referrals to wraparound services. 0.00 500.00
2 Service Delivery Preferred language of grantee 0.00 100.00
3 Performance # of Languages the Application and/or Survey was Available 2.00
4 Performance # of CBO Surveys Completed/Returned 250.00
5 Performance # of CBO Surveys Completed/Returned 250.00

Activity Description TPA will collect surveys from DV survivor CBOs as they are completed each month.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome # of CBO surveys completed 0.00 500.00

Activity Description TPA will collect surveys from DV survivor CBOS at the conclusion of the program to determine effectives and other feedback related to the program
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome # of CBO surveys completed 0.00 500.00

Objective Description Produce a report that provides the number of grants made and highlights successes and lessons learned in support of the Countywide learning agenda.

Activity Description Produce a report that provides the number of grants made and highlights successes and lessons learned in support of the Countywide learning agenda by December 31, 2024
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Impact Report Received 1.00