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DCJS Announces New Hate Crimes Grant Program for Localities

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has announced a new grant program for FY2022 that seeks to combat hate crimes across the Commonwealth. The Hate Crimes Grant Program will provide a total of $1.5 million to localities that have established a partnership program with institutions and/or nonprofit organizations that have been targets of or at risk of becoming targets of hate crimes.

The goal of this program is to minimize bias-motivated incidents by providing funding that supports institutions and/or nonprofit organizations that may be at risk based on race, religious conviction, color, gender, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national origin.

The maximum amount that may be requested by a locality is $50,000. Applications must be submitted in the DCJS Online Grants Management System (OGMS) by 5pm on April 19, 2021.

For more information on this new grant opportunity, please visit the grant program information page and review the program guidelines and requirements.

Guidelines and Forms | PDF icon FY 2022 Hate Crime Grant Program Guidelines

Grant Coordinators
Tracy Matthews | 804.371.0635 | email Tracy

Nicole Phelps | 804.786.1577 | email Nicole

VACo Contact: Chris McDonald, Esq.


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