Funding Sources

Find grant proposals, scholarships, and other funding opportunities for your program when they become available. If you do not see anything posted, please check back soon for more information. Other listed materials can assist and support your grant writing efforts.

COVID-19 & Funding Resources​​

Housing Stabilization Services

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program

The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. Local administrators will review applications from individuals and families requesting assistance, verify eligibility, and process payments for eligible expenses on behalf of households. 

Application for COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Fund

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund aims to partner advocates with victim/survivors and offer a one-time, low-barrier cash grant to domestic and sexual violence victims/survivors for the purposes alleviating hardships caused by the COVID-19 crisis that cannot be met through other resources.

Who can access the fund?

Member programs of VFMN, MNCASA, MIWSAC, or Sacred Hoop can access funds for participants.  Victim/Survivors must be working with an advocate within a member agency.  Survivors can qualify for funds due to loss or reduction of main source of income due to COVID-19 or for any emergency need that has arisen due to COVID-19.​

Additional Funding

Direct Cash Payments

On Friday, March 26th, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed into law a $2 trillion emergency economic package that includes direct cash payments for people across the country. The frequently asked questions should help with what you need to know around these direct cash payments.

​MMLA-Minneapolis Low Income Tax Clinic is available to provide help for clients who won't be getting direct deposits and need to apply for stimulus payments.

Economic Impact of COVID-19 FAQ

 

Survivor Fund

*Special Message Regarding the Survivor Fund - Accessing Survivor Fund in response to COVID-19*

The Survivor Fund continues to be available. While crisis is creating extreme financial hardship, our grant purposes for the Survivor Fund have been set as a one-time fund, low-barrier cash grant to domestic and sexual violence victims/survivors for the purposes of increasing and /or maintaining housing stability and credit building; not emergency.

As with everything else, we will continue to assess whether that will change but for now we must adhere to the guidelines of this fund.

Continue to submit your applications to dfarley@vfmn.org. If you have any other questions, please contact Danisa at 651-646-6177 Ext. 111.

Helpful Documents

14th Annual NNEDV Census Counts

Domestic Violence is Intersectional

This handout shows eight different topic areas and how they intersect to affect the lives of relationship abuse survivors. This can be helpful in writing grants and how to explain intersectionality of relationship abuse.

The eight topic areas are:​

  1. Employment

  2. Economic Justice

  3. Education

  4. Natural Disasters

  5. Environment

  6. Food Justice

  7. Healthcare

  8. Homelessness 

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