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  1. Narrative

  2. Program Narrative  12-point Times New Roman font  One-inch margins  No more than 15 pages, excluding required attachments such as requested charts, job descriptions, networking agreements/letters of support

  3. Narrative Sections on the following: • The program for which you are requesting funds • Agency & Program Description • How the program operates & staff responsibilities • Performance Indicators • Challenges and Accomplishments • Update on Corrective Action from Site Monitoring Visit • Collaboration/Community Support • VII. Utilization and Justification for Funding

  4. I. Agency and Program Description • Brief description of your agency/program, including purpose and brief history (<1/2 page) • Program mission statement • Service area (communities served, counties served)

  5. II. Program Operation & Staff Responsibilities • Describe how the program operates • Staff positions & responsibilities • Services provided and locations where staff is located or travels to provide services • For programs that provide 24-hour services, how are these services staffed and made available to victims

  6. II. Program Operation & Staff Responsibilities Continued • Include job descriptions as an attachment. • Benefits package as an attachment. Include: • Paid time off, medical benefits, retirement or pension programs, professional development opportunities, other benefits. . . • In addition to the applicable items above non-direct service programs provide a clear description of planned project activities for the next year.

  7. III: Performance Indicators Section Direct Victim Service Providers: • Target population and types of crime victims served, number of victims served in past year by type of victimization • Projected number of victims to be served in the coming year including the criteria used to make this projection

  8. III: Performance Indicators SectionLaw Enforcement • Number of follow-up investigations conducted by the VW funded officer(s) if applicable • Number of domestic abuse and sexual abuse calls for assistance, arrests, and dual arrests for agency • Describe VW training provided including the number of sessions and number trained

  9. III. Performance Indicators SectionProsecution • Number of cases filed • Number of cases still pending • Number acquitted • Number plead as charged • Number found guilty • Number plead to a lesser charge • Any other statistic to document your performance

  10. III. Performance Indicators SectionOther Programs • Agency (or local) statistics documenting your service provision for the past year, or need for which you are seeking funding and the target population that will be served • Projected number of people who will receive your services in the coming year along with criteria used to establish this projection

  11. IV. Challenges and Accomplishments • The challenges faced by the program and how those challenges are being addressed • Accomplishments of the program over the past year

  12. V. Update on Corrective Action from Site Monitoring Visit • Provide a brief update on the corrective action plan (recommendations and requirements) from the most recent site monitoring visit

  13. VI: Collaboration Describe how your agency collaborates with local victim services providers and other providers within the community to deliver services

  14. VI. Collaboration/Community Support Statewide Hotlines: Explain how you collaborate with local victim service programs statewide

  15. VI: Collaboration Letters of Support and Networking Agreements • Letters should be from Other CVAD-funded programs within your service area, or • Other community service agencies such as law enforcement, hospitals, schools and prosecution • No more than 8 letters, MOU’s or networking agreements • Should be current (last 4 months)

  16. What if I have lots of Networking Agreements? You can provide: A multi-agency agreement A single agreement and list all agencies with whom this agreement is valid

  17. VI.Collaboration/Community Support Provide as an attachment a roster of your program’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board. DO NOT include home addresses or phone numbers of board members. Do include email addresses of a designated member of board who is primary contact.

  18. Including tables of statistics by fiscal year in the narrative rather than written entirely as narrative When applicants tell readers clearly & concisely what they’ve done, what they’re doing and what they’re going to do When acronyms are spelled out at first usage When supplying percentages in your statistical information, give us numbers and percentages Avoid victim-blaming language and generalities Things that are helpful:

  19. Tips to Remember: Not everyone is familiar with your agency/program. Concisely, tell readers about your agency/program. Give readers a clear understanding of what it is you intend to do, or intend to continue doing. Have someone unfamiliar with your agency/program read & review your grant prior to submission; they should be able to tell you exactly what you’re proposing to do.

  20. Start working on your application NOW Refer early & often to the Application Checklist

  21. Due Date • One original application w/signed • Certifications PLUS… • Applications aredueby 4:30 p.m. • on Friday, February 26, 2010. • Applications can be : • sent via US Mail • sent via delivery service • hand-delivered to CVAD

  22. Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division Lucas State Office Building, Ground Floor 321 E. 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50319

  23. Application Review & Evaluation Process Considerations include, but are not limited to: Eligibility per applicable state and federal guidelines, and administrative rules, Quality and Merits of Application, Availability of funds, Formula Distribution of Funding, Population of Service Area, Quality and types of services provided, Application reviewers recommendations/comments, Current performance/program management, Victim Services Support Staff recommendations, Final recommendations of the Crime Victim Assistance Board.

  24. Award and Denial Letters Award and denial letters should be mailed to Program Directors on or about May 5, 2010.

  25. Appeals Appeals are due in the Crime Victim Assistance Division Office by 4:30 pm on May 19, 2010. The Crime Victim Assistance Division Board will hear filed appeals on June 4, 2010 Final contracts will be mailed out June 14, 2010, after the Crime Victim Assistance Board has issued decisions on appeals.

  26. When in doubt, check it out! Give us a call for help. 1-800-373-5044