Culturally Specific Services Program FAQs
View the answers to frequently asked questions.
FAQs Related to Training
Q: Our staff provides trainings to volunteer peer educators who then do community education. Do we report those volunteers as trained in Section C1 or as educated in Section C2?
A: Report professionals and para-professionals, including volunteer peer educators, in Section C1, and report non-professionals in Section C2.
Q: Can training provided to grant-funded staff be reported as training in Section C1?
A: No, do not report grant-funded staff development as training in Section C1. Grantees may choose to write about grant-funded staff development in a narrative question.
FAQs Related to Public Awareness
Q: If we have a booth at a public event and we distribute grant-funded flyers, can we report this in question 28?
A: Yes, this public awareness event can be reported in q.28, and the grant-funded flyers can be reported in Section C5 Products. Remember, all grant-funded products need to be approved by your OVW grant specialist.
FAQs Related to System Improvement
Q: Is an ASL version of Title 9 reported in both products and under systems improvement?
A: Yes. Report an ASL version of Title 9 in Section C5 Products and in Section C7 System Improvement.
FAQs Related to Victim Services
Q: Are referrals to services reported in question 37C?
A: No, for the purpose of this form, referrals are not considered a service and are not reported in q.37C. However, any referrals can be described in narrative q.41.
Q: What is the difference between services reported in Civil Legal Advocacy and Civil Legal Assistance in question 37A?
A: Services provided by a grant-funded attorney or a grant-funded paralegal are reported in Civil Legal Assistance in q.37A. Any other legal advocacy services provided by a grant-funded staff member are reported as Civil Legal Advocacy in q.37A.
FAQs Related to Narrative
Q: Can pending policies be reported in the narrative?
A: Yes, you can report pending policies in the narrative.