Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Economic Relief Program Grant

The City of Albuquerque’s Office of Equity and Inclusion is administering economic relief to local domestic violence and sexual assault non-profit organizations affected by the pandemic through a $250,000 Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Economic Relief Program Grant.

Note: Applications for this grant are no longer being accepted.

One-time grants will be available to non-profit organizations serving populations directly impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault located in the City of Albuquerque or serving clientele from Albuquerque.

Non-profit organizations serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault have been impacted by COVID-19 in many ways, including the following (NOTE: This is not an all-inclusive list. It is intended to serve as an example of services that qualify):

  • Decreased Revenue
    • Gap in fundraising revenue
    • Gap in thrift store revenue
  • Additional Salary and Benefits Costs
    • Added additional staff since March 1, 2020
    • Salary costs thru December 30, 2020
    • Benefits costs thru December 30, 2020
    • Costs associated with staff on leave due to quarantine or isolation.
    • Staff overtime
  • Increased Capital Expenses
    • Reconfiguring spaces to allow for social distancing mandates
    • Partitions
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Cleaning Services
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Professional deep cleaning services
    • Increase in frequency of cleaning service
  • Additional Hardware and Software Costs
    • Laptops
    • Desktops
    • Printers
    • Webcams
    • Software updates (ex: eSignature, Zoom licenses)
    • Computer server updates
  • Enhanced/Modified Client Support Services
    • Pre-paid cell phones
    • Pre-paid cell phone minute plan
    • Hot spots
    • Internet service
    • Gas cards
    • Hotel vouchers
    • Housing vouchers
    • Language Access, COVID specific communication (translators/interpreters)

Applications open Dec. 3, 2020 and close Dec. 10, 2020.

Upon successful completion of the application, the grants will be distributed equally among all qualifying applicants.


  • Must be a non-profit organization offering comprehensive advocacy, therapeutic services, and/or case management for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, their children and other secondary victims;
  • Must be physically located within the Albuquerque city limits or serve clientele that is at least 51% from Albuquerque;
  • Must have been impacted due to COVID-19;
  • Must have been in business for at least 1 year; 
  • Funds must be deposited into a business bank account and only be used for business expenses; and
  • Recipients may be required to assist in the development of a report on the impact of this grant program.

Required Documents

An application is not considered complete until all the required documents are submitted to the City of Albuquerque’s Office of Equity and Inclusion. An applicant must submit all the required documentation with application.

Required documents for consideration:

  • City of Albuquerque modified W9;
  • Evidence of non-profit status; and
  • Any supporting documents that you believe would be helpful in demonstrating how COVID-19 has directly impacted your organization.

The applications for this grant have closed.