Governor Laura Kelly Announces Nearly $4.7 Million in Federal Grants to Support Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Joe Denoyer - June 8, 2022 10:13 am
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced $4,697,713 has been awarded to Kansas sexual and domestic violence programs through the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act administered by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).
The funding will assist sexual assault support centers with transitioning to virtual/remote support services and increase their capacity to offer services to sexual assault survivors. The funds will also go toward measures to increase access to COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and mobile health units to promote public health.
“This funding will help sexual and domestic abuse survivors access the support and resources they need – no matter where they are in the state,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “We will continue using every tool we have to keep Kansans safe and healthy.”
Included in the Grants Awarded was the Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services 105,548 for FVPSA American Rescue Plan COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines, and Mobile Health Units Access Supplemental Grant for Domestic Violence and another $66,661 for FVPSA American Rescue Plan Grant Program to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault Supplemental Funding.