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To ensure that all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other violent crimes in Idaho have access to quality trauma-informed and victim-centered services.


Victim services should be accessible and sustainable throughout the State while promoting, advocating for and encouraging resiliency and empowerment of victims. 


Pursuant to I.C. § 39-5201, the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance shall be the advisory body to fund, promote, and support programs and services affecting victims of domestic violence and other crimes in Idaho. 

2021 ICDVVA Strategic Plan

Negotiated Rulemaking in Process

Currently the Council Administrative Rules are found in IDAPA 16.05.04, Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance Grant Funding and the rules define the application process, eligibility determination, and other requirements for the grants administered by ICDVVA.

The rules regarding how the grant funds are distributed throughout the state are outdated (no substantial revision since adoption, prior to 1990) and need to be revised to ensure grant funds can be spent where most needed.  Currently, the rules make no connection between demand and need for services and fund distribution.  Sections 022, 023 and 024 relating to distribution of VOCA (Victim of Crime Act) and FVPSA (Family Violence Prevention Services Act) and State Domestic Violence Project Grants (pursuant to I.C. 39-5212)  funds need to be revisited.

Docket 16-0504-2101 – Grant funding for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance – Negotiated Rulemaking – – 2nd Notice

Goals of Negotiated Rulemaking

The rules will be simplified, shortened and streamlined to remove unnecessary portions, but the primary focus of revision and stakeholder meetings is to re-evaluate the portions of the rules which allocate the grant funding streams administered by the Council.  Public and stakeholder comment and discussion is requested as the Council is seeking to ensure that the way grant funds are distributed throughout the State is fair, transparent, directs funds where they are most needed, and ensures the availability of victim services in both rural and urban areas of the state with services available throughout Idaho.  ICDVVA is seeking to have new rules in place in July of 2023.  ICDVVA is hopeful that through discussion and stakeholder collaboration, a consensus on distribution rules can be reached through this negotiated rulemaking process.  In the event that a consensus on rule changes for grant distribution cannot be reached, ICDVVA will make the final determination on the language of the proposed rule, which will go before the legislature in 2023.

DRAFT Pending Rules

Stakeholder Meetings and Opportunities for Comment

There will be four (4) stakeholder meetings via Zoom, to allow statewide participation:

Nov. 16, 2021: 10am-12pm MST 
ICDV 11-16-21 Negotiated Rulemaking Comment Summary – Final
FINAL FY22 Funding Formulas

Dec. 16, 2021: 1pm-3pm MST
Dec Negotiated Rulemaking Comment Summary – Final 1-5
OR DV and SA Funding Model
Explanation of FY22 Application Scoring Components

Feb. 15, 2022: 2pm-4pm MST via Zoom:

April 21, 2022: 10am-2pm MST via Zoom:

Participants will be required to sign in at the meetings (to comply with statutory recordkeeping requirements) and the sessions will be recorded.  Any requests for accommodation must be made in writing at least 5 days prior to the scheduled meeting (please make any requests as soon as possible).  Written comments on the rules may also be submitted to before or after the meeting.  Public comments will be accepted until April 22, 2022 at 5pm MST.  Meeting dates will be posted on the Council website at

It is anticipated the Council will act on recommended revised rules as an action item on the April 29, 2022 and/or July 21, 2022 Council Meeting.  (Council meetings are public with agendas and information posted on the Council website).

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