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.
Guidelines and Forms | PDF icon FY 2022 Hate Crime Grant Program Guidelines
Tracy Matthews | 804.371.0635 | email Tracy
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