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Posted on: July 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City to allocate funding for child safety programs

Rack of flyers. Titles include "La violencia intrafamiliar" and Stop! Flashing Red...Kids Ahea

PHOTO: Flyers at the Victoria Police Department building feature information about school bus safety, family violence prevention and other subjects related to child safety.

Local nonprofits that serve children are invited to apply for the City’s grant-to-partnership program that allocates funding for child safety initiatives.

About the program

Funding for the program comes from the $1.50 child safety fee that is assessed when residents register their vehicles in Victoria County. This funding must be used for child safety and welfare services as defined by state law.

In fiscal year 2023, the City of Victoria used the funds to provide grants for the following programs:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Victoria: After-school programs for different age groups
  • Golden Crescent CASA: Volunteer recruitment, training and retention
  • Hope of South Texas: Renovation and improvements to the child advocacy center that serves victims of child abuse
  • Mid-Coast Family Services: After-school programs and other activities for at-risk youth

How to apply

Applications will be accepted Aug. 7-25. Application forms and guidelines will be posted at www.victoriatx.gov/childsafetyprogram.

The court will host three application workshops at the Municipal Court chambers or through Zoom:

  • Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 16 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Attendance is optional but will be considered favorably during the application review process. Information about how to join a workshop via Zoom will be shared at www.victoriatx.gov/childsafetyprogram when applications open.

For more information about the program, contact the court at 361-485-3050 or email csprogram@victoriatx.gov.

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