End Violence Together Specialty Plate to Award Grants

March 9, 2014

For Immediate Release     # # # #

Media Contacts
Anita Carpenter, INCASA
317-423-0233
acarpenter@incasa.org

End Violence Together Specialty Plate to Award Grants

Indianapolis, Indiana – The End Violence Together specialty plate announces its first grant awards. Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and Alternatives Inc. in Anderson, Indiana will each receive awards through the End Violence Together specialty plate fund to support prevention work.

In 2010 the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault (INCASA) in collaboration with the domestic violence and sexual assault service providers across Indiana applied to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles to establish the End Violence Together license plate in an effort to establish an independent funding stream from state and federal funding to benefit programs in Indiana that provide care, prevention, services, and treatment for victims/survivors. INCASA CEO Anita Carpenter comments that, “Plate sales have not been as successful as we had hoped. The funds generated in the first few years were put back into advertisement and marketing in the hopes of generating more interest. Fortunately we have accumulated enough funds to be able to put these dollars back out into the community and support local programs, which is exactly what this specialty plate was intended to do.”

Saint Mary’s College will be using the funds to support their sexual assault primary prevention program. “Saint Mary’s is thrilled to partner with INCASA in our campus efforts to prevent sexual violence. While we have incorporated some programming in the past, the End Violence Together funding will allow us implement evaluation methods to assess our greatest community needs, current programming efforts, and benchmark student experiences and attitudes with campuses across the country,” commented Connie Adams, Director of Belles Against Violence Office. “With college-aged women experiencing sexual assault at disproportionately high rates, it’s critical for colleges to utilize evidence-based and innovative programming. The EVT funding provides us with the opportunity to deepen these efforts,” stated Stephanie Steward-Bridges, Director of Student Involvement and Multicultural Services.

Alternatives Inc. has been awarded funds to support their work in primary prevention. “Alternatives is pleased to be a recipient of a grant from the sale of the End Violence Together specialty license plates,” stated Mary Jo Lee, Alternatives’ CEO.  “We will use the grant funds to provide dating and sexual violence prevention programs in Madison County middle and high school classrooms.  In order to create a safer society where today’s youth can grow and thrive, it is important they learn to recognize the early signs of abuse. We are appreciative of the citizens that are joining with us and INCASA in the commitment to end violence through the purchase of license plates.”

“The End Violence Together specialty plate has the potential to provide a long-term sustainable funding base for domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention programs across Indiana,” states INCASA CEO Anita Carpenter, “We know that these two awards will greatly benefit their communities and we hope this is the start of more to come.”

For more information on End Violence Together specialty plate program, go to www.endviolencetogether.com.

 

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Call for Concept

CALL FOR CONCEPT PAPERS
The Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault (INCASA) in collaboration with the domestic violence and sexual assault service providers across Indiana established the End Violence Together license plate in an effort to establish an independent funding stream from state and federal funding to benefit programs in Indiana that provide care, prevention, services, and treatment for victims/survivors. The End Violence Together plate information is located at www.endviolencetogether.com.

 

While plate sales have not generated significant revenue for the fund, enough funding has been collected to issue a call for concept papers. The purpose of this call is to fund one to two projects to support ngo programs that provide and promote care, prevention, services, and treatment for victims/survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. It is anticipated that projects will be funded at no more than $10,000.

Priority Areas:
• Primary Prevention Programs
• Education and Training to prevent and reduce domestic and/or sexual violence
• Innovative Grassroots intervention programs

Potential applicants will be encouraged to consider using a wide range of advocacy methods and tools, such as: trauma informed empowerment based programming, local capacity building, community organizing, innovative advocacy, traditional and social media, research and evidence based practices.

Application and Submission

Concept Papers shall be submitted by email to incasa@incasa.org by December 12, 2013. Submissions should not exceed five pages and should be submitted in single spaced format using 12 point font. Notifications for funding will be made by December 29, 2013.

• Specify the name and contact information of the organization and lead on the project.
Include phone and email contact information.
• Include information about the proposed project including goals and objectives,
proposed activities, target population, evaluation process, sustainability plan, and
expected outputs.
• Anticipated time frame for activities and completion must be included along with an
implementation plan (laid out by month within a 12 month maximum timeframe)
• A budget that includes the total project budget with a breakdown of additional
resources if the End Violence Together funding will not provide 100% of the funding for
the project. Include staff names and positions to be involved in the project and percent
of time allocated to the project.

End Violence Toghether Licence Plate

The special recognition license plate is now available!  The cost of the plate includes vehicle registration fees and taxes, a group fee of $25, and an administrative fee of $15.00  This license plate will generate funding to benefit programs throughout Indiana that provide services, care and treatment to victims of violent crimes.

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