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The City of Victoria receives funding each year from a $1.50 child safety fee that is assessed when residents register their vehicles in Victoria County. State law regulates allowable uses for the fund.
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You may call Municipal Court Administrator Tiffany Totah at (361) 485-3050 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-profit, non-taxing organizations or entities operating within the city limits of the City of Victoria are eligible to apply and receiving funding. Additionally, the non-profit organization must operate a program in one or more of the following acceptable use categories:
The eligible use categories include the following:
Applications for FY 2024 open on Monday, August 7, 2023 and close Friday, August 25, 2023 at 5:00 pm. Applications not submitted by this deadline will not be accepted. Applications missing any of the required documentation will be rejected. Applications for this program will be opened on an annual basis as long as the funding is available. Applications may be submitted by e-mailing email@example.com.
While attendance at an application workshop is not mandatory, it will be viewed favorably during the application review process. Information on how to attend the Applicant workshops can be found below.
The City of Victoria Municipal Court will be hosting three applicant workshop sessions regarding the Child Safety Application process on the following dates:
Organizations who are interested in applying can attend in-person at 107 W. Juan Linn Street in Municipal Court Chambers or virtually through Zoom. Attendance at an Applicant Workshop is optional but will be considered favorably during the application review process.
Child Safety Fund Applicant Workshop (PDF)
Meeting ID: 858 7145 5130 Passcode: Program
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For information regarding this program, please contact Municipal Court Administrator Tiffany Totah at (361) 485-3050 or submit an electronic inquiry through this link. You may also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible organizations must submit a completed Child Safety Fund application, most recent copy of IRS 990, a copy of the agency's IRS tax-exempt designation letter, and a completed copy of the Child Safety Fund Program Budget form. The documentation can be found at www.victoriatx.gov/childsafetyprogram.
Incomplete application submissions or reimbursement requests may result in a rejection of funding requests being reviewed or delay reimbursements from being issued. Please ensure to submit the correct documentation to avoid application rejections or delay in reimbursement. If you have any questions on the application or reimbursement paperwork, please e-mail email@example.com.
You may appeal the City Council's funding decision by submitting the Appeal Form (PDF). The appeal form must be submitted by Friday, September 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm and can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once awarded funding, you may submit your request for reimbursement quarterly by submitting the Post Event Quarterly Reporting Form. This form can be found in the forms section at www.victoriatx.gov/childsafetyprogram. Additionally, you must submit proof of expenditures such as receipts, proof of payments, and/or bank statements. Reports are due January 20th, April 20th, July 20th, and October 20th. You may get reimbursed for your entire fund after the first quarter, or you can choose to request small reimbursement amounts throughout the year.