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DCJS Extends Deadline for New Hate Crimes Grant Program for Localities

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has extended their submission deadline for their new FY2022 grant program 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 5:00pm on May 3, 2021.

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

VACo Contact: Chris McDonald, Esq.

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