CCSWG Women's Recovery Response Grant Program
Congratulations to the 136 grantees across California who were awarded grants. We look forward to working with each of you to showcase your incredible efforts on behalf of women and girls over the next year because #CAWomenAreEssential!
Welcome and Congratulations!
The Commission has contracted with the women-led advocacy team at Corbin & Kaiser who will provide additional training and support throughout the year. By now all grantees should have received an email from our partners with links to the welcome packet and onboarding materials. If you have not received your email or have questions for our staff, please email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to working with you and helping you tell your stories throughout the year as we work together to support an equitable pandemic recovery for women and girls in California.
Upcoming Events and Trainings
Mark Your Calendars – all dates subject to change
- April 19, 2022 – Grantee Onboarding and Initial Training
- May 15, 2022 – First Progress Report Due
- May 18, 2022 – Advocacy Day
- June 7, 2022 – Second Grantee Training and Reception
- August 15, 2022 – Second Progress Report Due
- September 13, 2022 – Third Grantee Training
- November 15, 2022 – Third Progress Report Due
- December 6, 2022 – Fourth and Final Grantee Training
- March 15, 2023 – Final Progress Report Due
- March 31, 2023 – Program Concludes
Women’s Recovery Response Grantees
Learn more about the organizations leading California’s Women’s Recovery Response by clicking on the links below.
- The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
- Access Youth Academy
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County
- Agape Counseling Center and Network
- California Service Dog Academy
- REACH the Valley
- Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW
- Rosie the Riveter Trust
- Hospitality Training Academy (HTA)
- San Diego Workforce Partnership
- Peace Over Violence
- Kee Cha-E-Nar Nonprofit Corporation
- Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
- City of South El Monte
- Sisters of Nia, Incorporated
- Opening Doors, Inc.
- Women’s Economic Ventures
- ACT for Women and Girls
- Los Angeles County Commission for Women
- Integrated Recovery Network
- MPower Alliance
- City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women
- Raices Cultura
- Jefferson Economic Development Institute
- Contra Costa Commission for Women and Girls
- City of Long Beach
- Los Angeles Section National Council of Jewish Women
- California Black Women’s Health Project
- American Cancer Society
- U.S.VETS – Patriotic Hall
- Media Done Responsibly
- City of Milpitas
- City of Fresno
- Santa Barbara County Commission for Women
- Bithiah’s Family Services
- Rainbow Services
- Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles
- IMPACT FOUNDRY
- Center For A Non Violent Community
- Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation
- Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women
- Spirit Awakening Foundation
- Motivating Inspiring Serving and Supporting Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY)
- Shanti Orange County
- Interval House
- Because Black is Still Beautiful
- Soroptimist International of Whittier
- Child Advocates of Placer County
- Beauty Behind the Bricks
- San Mateo County Commission on the Status of Women
- Catalyst Family Inc.
- City of Sanger
- Prospera Community Development
- The Latino Cancer Institute
- Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties
- California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
- The California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, A Project of the Tides Center
- San Luis Obispo County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
- Chinese Progressive Association
- Girls Inc. of Carpinteria
- Foundation for Women Warriors
- A Sense of Home (ASOH)
- Vision y Compromiso
- DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Girls
- International Rescue Committee, INC
- Healthy Black Families, Inc.
- Helping Kids To Recover
- County of San Diego Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
- Sierra Service Project
- 4th Second
- Physicians Medical Forum
- Depositing Empowerment Through Outreach & Urban Redevelopment
- Social Good Fund (Fiscal Sponsor of Transformative In-Prison Workgroup)
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley
- Community Health Partnership, Inc.
- United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay, Inc.
- CASA of Los Angeles
- The Alliance for Community Wellness Dba La Familia
- Pathways to Independence
- Epidaurus DBA Amity Foundation
- Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., San Francisco Chapter
- County of Sacramento – Department of Child Family & Adult Services / Sacramento County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
- Helping Kids to Recover, Inc.
- Hui International
- Saint John’s Program for Real Change
- San Francisco Commission and Department on the Status of Women
- Whittier Area First Day Coalition
- Saving the West Foundation
- Nehemiah Community Foundation
- The University Corporation
- JVS SoCal
- Project: PeaceMakers, Incorporated
- City of Norwalk – Social Services Department
- Inland Southern California 211+
- Niswa Association Inc
- Women’s Wisdom Art
- Los Angeles Universal Preschool, dba. Child360
- Bright Futures for Youth
- Community Legal Aid SoCal
- Black Women for Wellness
- Help a Mother Out
- Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (DBA: CommUnify)
- My Sister’s Keeper Success Institute, Inc.
- Root & Rebound
- Armenian Bar Association
- The TransLatina Coalition
- Prosperity Lab
- Sacramento Kindness Campaign
- SD&I Womens Business Center (Southwestern College Foundation)
- Public Counsel
- Nile Sisters Development Initiative
- Regents of the University of California at Irvine
- 3Strands Global Foundation
- One in Long Beach, Inc.
- Marin Women’s Commission
- California Health Medical Reserve Corps
- The Gathering for Justice Inc
- CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative (fiscal sponsor is Asian Health Services)
- Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation
- Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
- Fresno County Commission on the of Status of Women
- The Minority Psychology Network
- Santa Barbara County Commission for Women
Social Media Toolkit
Women comprise 50.3% of California’s population. We are half the tax-payers, half the voters, and half of what makes this state a leader and the 5th largest economy in the world. Additional and ongoing investments and support are necessary to bolster California women’s recovery and ensure that we are truly on track for recovery from the pandemic, but we are honored to be able to begin by offering support through the Women’s Recovery Response. Please use this digital toolkit to share your work under this grant and show that #WomenAreEssential!
Women’s Recovery Response Equal Pay Day Press Conference
On Equal Pay Day, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls held a press conference with First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Commissioners, and Grantees to announce the recipients of the Women’s Recovery Response grant program to support women and girls who have been affected economically by the ongoing pandemic.
2022 Women’s Recovery Response Press Conference
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls thanks everyone who submitted grant applications for its 2022 CCSWG Women’s Recovery Response Grant Funding Opportunity. The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is so inspired by the incredible response to our first-of-its-kind grant funding opportunity to support women impacted by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission evaluated more than 630 proposals to support women and girls across all five funding categories, totaling over $62 million in requests.
Stay up to date with the latest in the Women’s Recovery Response efforts here.
Today, March 15, 2022, on Equal Pay Day, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) announced the recipients of a $5 million grant program to fund organizations serving women and girls who have been disproportionately affected economically by the ongoing pandemic. Grantees include organizations serving low-income, unemployed, or underemployed, AIAN, BIPOC, LGBTQIA, unhoused, rural, disabled, senior, and veteran populations.
Grants were awarded in five areas to direct service providers, local women’s commissions, and government entities seeking to establish and expand local women’s commissions, and nonprofits serving primarily women and girls. Learn More
$5 Million in State Grant Funds Now Available to Provide Local Assistance for Women’s Economic Recovery
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Launches a First-of-its-Kind Grant Funding Opportunity Dedicated to Women’s Pandemic Recovery Response
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is accepting grant applications from local women’s commissions, local government entities for the purpose of establishing new women’s commissions, and nonprofits serving women and girls for its 2022 Women’s Recovery Response effort. Learn More
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is honored to announce that the state budget includes additional one-time funding of 7.9 million dollars, 5 million of which will be utilized to facilitate a statewide Women’s Recovery Response in the wake of COVID-19.
The Impact of COVID-19: Public Survey (Available in 5 Languages)
The Commission’s commitment to pandemic economic recovery for women and girls is unwavering. Our next step is to produce a California Blueprint for Recovery – a set of clear recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature – and it is critical that we hear your story. Please take a moment to tell us how you have been impacted by this ongoing crisis. Click below to access our survey.
COVID-19 Resource Hub
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect California deeply. Women, we know, are at the heart of the response to this virus, and are making critical contributions from every field and family. During any crisis, the impact on women is enormous. Please explore some of the resources we have gathered below.
How to Start A Local Commission
Grant funding includes set asides for city and county entities wishing to start a commission that do not currently have one. Download a copy of the handbook “Guide to Starting a Local Commission” below for more information on how to start a commission in your county or city.
Local Commissions on Women
All change starts locally. Click here to find your local Commission’s contact information and reach out to see how you can get involved for the women and girls of your community!
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is honored to oversee the Women’s Recovery Response Program, funded by a one-time budget allocation of $7.9 million dollars which will be utilized to facilitate a statewide women and girls centered response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission thanks the Governor and the California Legislature, Budget staff and Chairs Senator Nancy Skinner and Assemblymember Phil Ting, and especially, Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblymember Christina Garcia, for their commitment to California’s women and girls.