(1) Evidence that the organization submitting the application is incorporated in this state as a nonprofit corporation;
(2) A list of the incorporators of the corporation and a list of the officers and the board of directors;
(3) The proposed budget of the shelter or program for the following fiscal year;
(4) A summary of the services proposed to be offered in the following fiscal year by the shelter or program;
(5) An evaluation of local needs for a shelter or program;
(6) An estimate of the number of people to be served by the shelter or program during the following fiscal year; and
(7) Any other information the board may feel is necessary.
(b) In order to qualify for a grant of funds under this article, each family protection shelter or program shall:
(1) Provide or propose to provide a facility which will serve as temporary shelter to receive, care and provide services for persons who are victims of domestic violence or abuse and their children;
(2) Be incorporated in this state as a nonprofit corporation;
(3) Have a board of directors which represents a broad spectrum of the community to be served, including at least one person who is or has been a victim of domestic violence or abuse;
(4) Receive at least fifty-five percent of its funds from sources other than funds distributed under this article. These sources may be public or private and may include contributions of goods or services; and
(5) Require persons employed by or volunteering services to the shelter or program to maintain the confidentiality of any information which may identify individuals served by it.
(c) A family protection shelter or program may not be funded initially if it is shown that it discriminates in its services on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry. If such discrimination occurs after initial funding, the shelter or program may not be refunded until the discrimination ceases.
(d) A family protection shelter program may not be refunded if its original application projected the provision of residential services and such services were not provided in the first six months following disbursement of the original funds under this article: Provided, That upon a subsequent showing that the funds were used in the manner proposed in the original application, the shelter or program is not barred from subsequent funding. A revision of the original application may be filed with the board.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session