Thank you for your interest in the Pandemic (CO) Program funding opportunity. Due to overwhelming demand and applications, CACC is no longer accepting applications at this time. Please continue to check this website as we will reopen the application if we receive more funding in the future.


Children's Advocacy Centers of California, (CACC) a program of CALICO, is pleased to be able to offer funding to organizations serving abused children during this pandemic. These funds originate from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), which recognizes the importance of continuing service to abused children in our community during this time.  To ensure the immediate safety of victims of interpersonal violence (child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking), funding will be distributed to service providers through the CALICO/CACC, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership), and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

Key Highlights:
  • No match funds required

  • Short application process

  • Organizations may apply for any amount up to $75,000

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling, first come first served, basis

Eligible Applicants

501(c)(3) organizations, government agencies, and hospitals supporting the additional needs associated with providing safety and services for victims of child abuse during social distancing as a result of COVID-19. 

Organizations do NOT need to members of CACC to apply for this funding.

Grant Subaward Performance Period

January 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020. 
Funds must support additional services needed to assist victims of child abuse due to COVID-19. 
Funds must be spent by July 31, 2020.  

Eligible Expenses for these Grants Include (but are not limited to):
  • Funds may cover the following direct victim services and/or technology needs (needed to serve victims remotely) for agencies:

  • Emergency shelter/housing

  • Emergency food/clothing/personal care items (including gift cards)

  • Utility assistance

  • Information Technology support

  • Laptops/Tablets

  • Cell phones

  • Cell service/data service

  • Video conferencing memberships

  • Audio/visual equipment

  • Hazard pay (local agency must have appropriate policies in place)

  • Administrative time off (local agency must have appropriate policies in place)

  • Overtime

  • Other needs directly resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. ppe, cleansing supplies, etc)

Funding Requirements

Once approved, the following documentation will be required in order to process the award:

  • CO Program Face Sheet

  • CO Program Certification Form

  • CO Program Budget Form

*Grantees will be required to submit invoices along with any additional documentation needed (receipts, estimates, general ledgers, functional time cards to name a few) to receive payment.

Reporting Requirements

At least two Cal OES Reports are required for this Program. 

  • First Report: January 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020 reporting period is due on June 15, 2020.

  • Second Report: June 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020 reporting period is due on August 15, 2020.

*Grant reports forms and instructions will be provided to the agencies approved. Additional reports may be required depending on types of activities funded.


Cal OES has directed CACC to award funds on a rolling basis. CACC must award funds on a first-come basis and may not prioritize agencies that hold a membership with the CACC. Online applications will open on May 8, 2020 and be accepted until all funds have been awarded

  • Applications available: May 8, 2020

  • Applications reviewed: weekly, submit by Fridays at 12pm to be considered for the week

  • Awardees notified: weekly on Tuesdays beginning May 19, 2020.        

  • Grant term ends (all funds spent by): July 31, 2020

Email holly@calicocenter.org with any questions. 

To apply to CalCASA's 2020 Pandemic CO Program visit http://www.calcasa.org/covid19funding/

To apply to the Partnership's Emergency COVID 19 Victim Services Response visit: https://www.cpedv.org/covid-19-emergency-funding

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