FY17 SAFEPLAN Request for Grant Applications, now available

The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) has released the FY2017 SAFEPLAN Request for Grant Applications (RGA), Renewal.  An intent to apply form is due Thursday February 4, 2016 at 5:00pm.  Applications must be delivered to MOVA no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 4, 2016.  All documents are available on COMMBUYS – www.commbuys.com/bso .  

COMMBUYS, www.commbuys.com/bso, the Commonwealth’s Procurement system will be utilized for posting the application, questions, and ultimately the awards related to this procurement.  Although COMMBUYS registration is not required, any interested applicant considering applying for SAFEPLAN funds is encouraged to register on COMMBUYS as a “Seller”.  Information regarding registration and training can be found at: http://www.COMMBUYS/training-and-registration.html.

To access the SAFEPLAN bid, click on ‘Contract & Bid Search’, search for ‘bids’, using ‘any of the search criteria’, select ‘1111-Victim and Witness Assistance Board’ as the organization, and click ‘find it’.

This procurement is for currently funded SAFEPLAN host agencies only. The purpose of this procurement is to provide continued support to currently funded host agencies providing SAFEPLAN services.  Only applicants who received a FY2016 award may apply during this renewal period.  

The award period for this grant is state fiscal year 2017, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017, with an option to renew for one additional year.  Fiscal year 2018 funding will be obligated separately prior to the beginning the fiscal year via a renewal process.  All grant awards are made by the Victim Witness Assistance Board.  

SAFEPLAN FY2017 Timeline
January 21, 2016               Release of Request for Grant Applications on COMMBUYS           
February 4, 2016               Intent to Apply Form and e-Grants Project Grantee Survey due
February 19, 2016             Deadline to submit written questions regarding RGAAnswers to question will be posted on COMMBUYS on or before February 23, 2016
March 4, 2016                   Grant Submission Deadline 5:00 p.m.
May 18, 2016                    Pending Victim and Witness Assistance Board Meeting Schedule: Vote on SAFEPLAN awards
July 1, 2016                       Start date for FY17 SAFEPLAN grant
June 30, 2017                    End date for FY17 SAFEPLAN grant

Note:  Timeline is subject to change at the discretion of MOVA and/or the Victim and Witness Assistance Board.

For further information, please contact the Procurement Team Leader at kristen.tavano@state.ma.us.  In order to abide by the Commonwealth’s Procurement Policies and Procedures, only written questions will be permitted.

SAFEPLAN Essex County Expansion - Program Funding Awards


MOVA announces funding awards for the SAFEPLAN Program’s Essex County Expansion, approved by the Victim Witness Assistance Board on November 18, 2015. The following agencies have been awarded funds to provide SAFEPLAN services January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017. 

SAFEPLAN Essex Expansion Awards  pdf format of SAFEPLAN Essex Expansion Awards

FY2016 SAFEPLAN Program Funding Awards

MOVA announces FY2016 funding awards for the SAFEPLAN Program, approved by the Victim Witness Assistance Board on May 20, 2015. The following agencies have been awarded funds to provide SAFEPLAN services July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. 

FY2016 SAFEPLAN Awards  pdf format of FY2016 SAFEPLAN Awards

Information for SAFEPLAN Program Grantees

  The following are applicable forms for SAFEPLAN grantees:

FY2016 statistical reporting forms have not changed. If these forms are needed, please contact the SAFEPLAN Program Coordinator, Jessica Adler at JAdler@massmail.state.ma.us.