Cal OES Seeks Requests for Proposals for $3M For Victim Legal Assistance


The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services & Public Safety Branch, Human Trafficking Unit, is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Victim Legal Assistance Program (KL) for 2018-19.  The purpose of the KL Program is to increase the availability of holistic civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth victims of crime who are seeking relief in legal matters relating to that crime at no cost to the victim.  Funds may not be used to provide criminal defense services.

The VOCA Formula Grant Program supports eligible crime victim assistance programs to: 1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of victims of crime; 2) help primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization; 3) help victims of crime understand and participate in the
criminal justice system; and 4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security. Crime victim is defined as any person who has suffered physical, sexual, financial, or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime.

Approximately $3,000,000 is available for the KL Program through Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program funds.  Applicants may apply for up to $200,000 for a 12-month Grant Subaward performance period beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2019.  To be considered for funding through the KL Program, the proposal package must be received or postmarked by Friday, October 19, 2018.

One original and three copies of the proposal must be delivered to Cal OES by the date and time below. Submission options are: regular or overnight mail postmarked by Friday, October 19, 2018, or hand delivered by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 19, 2018, to:
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Victim Services & Public Safety Branch
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
Attn: Victim Legal Assistance (KL) Program, Human Trafficking Unit

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted to Derek Thomas, Human Trafficking Unit, via email at

The RFP is located on the Cal OES website at:


1 Comment

  1. Jeanette

    Appreciate everyone and agencies that provided immediate help with housing, shelter, food.
    Homes are destroyed by fire, very few have insurance to rebuild their homes. Finances are depleted, misunderstandings to what Fema and other agencies can offer is not enough nor is there such hope to recovery from a devastating wild fire. I want to know when and who can help with those who can’t foresee a brighter future if we can’t rebuild without financial assistance, Long term recovery is not practicle, people will loose hope and become homeless.
    Please tell me how I can help, is there funds for any type of structure ,to get people back hope and their homes.


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