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BDVP's Comprehensive Housing Program

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $325,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program (BDVP), through this award, will enhance its existing services and provide for a greater number of clients by more effectively meeting the needs of participants including the need for: legal fees, interpretation services, rental and utility deposits, enhanced security features, child care costs, transportation assistance, tuition and education assistance, employment counseling, and moving expenses. The BDVP is the primary provider of services for victims of intimate partner violence in Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding 16 rural counties known as the Bluegrass Area Development District. Since its inception, BDVP has worked to help individuals and families overcome the acute trauma of abuse and gain the skills that will allow them to attain self-sufficiency. This project will allow BDVP to continue provision of services to the community that it serves.


Date Created: September 7, 2010