FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2022
Contact: Heather Jones
SACRAMENTO—The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) announced on Monday that it is now accepting grant applications to fund Trauma Recovery Centers (TRCs) throughout the state.
CalVCB has posted the Notice of Funds Available for the 2023 grant awards on its website. The deadline to apply is 2 p.m. Jan. 17, 2023. The grants, which will be awarded in the spring, provide funding from July 1, 2023, until June 30, 2025.
The TRC grant awards are funded by annual appropriations from the Restitution Fund and the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Fund. For 2023, an additional $2.2 million will come from the state General Fund as part of the Budget Act of 2022.
Currently, CalVCB funds 18 TRCs, which provide trauma-informed mental health treatment and case management to underserved crime victims who may not be eligible for victim compensation, or who may be fearful of reporting a crime to law enforcement.
For more information, see CalVCB’s TRC webpage.
The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) provides reimbursement for crime-related expenses to victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a result of violent crime. CalVCB helps crime victims and their families cover unforeseen expenses such as medical bills, mental health treatment, funeral and burial expenses, income loss and more. CalVCB also administers the Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program, which financially compensates survivors of state-sponsored sterilization. To learn more about CalVCB, visit victims.ca.gov.