ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services announces the availability of Family Violence Prevention Service Act Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (FVPSA CARES) grants for eligible comprehensive domestic violence service providers. The FVPSA CARES grant program assists comprehensive domestic violence victim service providers to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus and its impacts.

“This latest round of funding from our federal partners is crucial in our efforts to help victims of crime during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Glenn Fueston, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services. “A safe place to live is a necessity for every person, every day of the year. The pandemic has added a new dimension to fulfilling that need, and this funding will help supplement existing funding to secure a safe place for victims of domestic violence.”

The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services is accepting abbreviated applications through its Grants Management System (GMS) from the following eligible comprehensive domestic violence service providers:

Organization / County:

  • Family Crisis Resource Center, Inc.  – Allegany County
  • YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County – Anne Arundel County
  • House of Ruth Maryland, Inc. – Baltimore City
  • TurnAround, Inc.  – Baltimore County
  • Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc. – Baltimore County
  • Calvert County Health Department – Calvert County
  • Family & Children’s Services of Central MD – Carroll County (primary), Baltimore City, and Baltimore County
  • Cecil County Department of Social Services – Cecil County
  • Center for Abused Persons – Charles County
  • Heartly House, Inc. – Frederick County
  • Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Resource Center (Dove Center) – Garrett County
  • Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center, Inc. (SARC) – Harford County
  • HopeWorks of Howard County, Inc. – Howard County
  • Montgomery County, Maryland – Montgomery County
  • Community Crisis Services (formerly Family Crisis Center, Inc. of Prince George’s County) – Prince George’s County
  • Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy – St. Mary’s County
  • Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence – Talbot County
  • CASA Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, Inc. – Washington County
  • Life Crisis Center, Inc. – Wicomico County

FVPSA CARES funding supplements $1.8M in regular cycle FVPSA funding that makes temporary shelter environments and supportive services available through a network of local domestic violence services programs. These programs provide comprehensive services to meet the specific needs of domestic violence victims and their families. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Office will provide a second year of continuation funding to current FVPSA subrecipients in good standing with programs demonstrating positive outcomes. Regular cycle FVPSA funding begins July 1, 2020.

The FVPSA CARES grant awards will be available July 1, 2020 – June, 30, 2021. The deadline for submitting the abbreviated application is June 26, 2020.