Transitional Housing Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault

To provide transitional housing assistance and related support services to minors, adults, and their dependents who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking; and for whom
emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Asian Services In Action, Inc. $ 475,000   2021-10-012024-10-01
Total Action Against Poverty In Roanoke Valley $ 450,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Casa Protegida Julia De Burgos Inc $ 475,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
District Of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (the) $ 497,898   2021-10-012024-09-30
Unity House Of Troy, Inc. $ 675,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
New Jersey Association On Correction Inc $ 575,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Sojourner Center $ 475,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Jersey Battered Womens Service $ 449,728   2021-10-012024-09-30
Los Angeles Lgbt Center $ 575,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Community Action Partnership Of Lancaster County, Inc. $ 650,000   2021-10-012024-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are available to provide transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of newly developed or existing transitional housing; short term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payment assistance and assistance with related expenses, such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing; and support services designed to enable a minor, an adult, or a dependent of such minor or adult, who is fleeing a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to locate and secure permanent housing and integrate into a community by providing that minor, adult, or dependent, with services, such as transportation, counseling, child care, case management, employment counseling, occupational training, job retention counseling, counseling concerning re-entry into the workforce, and other assistance.

Participation in the support services must be voluntary.

Receipt of the benefits of the housing assistance shall not be conditioned upon the participation of the youth, adults, or dependents in any or all of the support services offered them.

Housing assistance is limited to 24 months with a possible extension for an additional 6 months if the client has made a good faith effort to acquire permanent housing and has been unable to acquire permanent housing.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are States, Indian tribal governments, units of local government, and other organizations, including domestic violence and sexual assault victim service providers, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions, other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, or community-based and culturally specific organizations, that have a documented history of effective work concerning domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries include minors, adults, and their dependants who are homeless or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of a situation of domestic violence; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient.


Applicants must provide assurances that supportive services offered to participants are voluntary and that refusal to receive such services shall not be grounds for termination from the program or eviction from the housing. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must apply through the on-line portal.. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, online notification is sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to OVW.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003 (PROTECT Act), Public Law 108-21, 42 U.S.C. 13975; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title II, Section 602, Public Law 109-62, as amended; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2013, Title II, Section 202, Public Law 113-4.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.


Not Applicable.


Renewals are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by contributing the costs of their project. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 36 months. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.

Post Assistance Requirements


Reports are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide.

No cash reports are required.

Semi-annual progress reports shall explain the activities carried out and include an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program, including number of persons served and numbers of persons seeking services who could not be served.

Quarterly Federal Financial Reports are required.

Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $25,135,181; FY 17 est $25,379,034; and FY 18 est $25,379,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $200,000 to $350,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program solicitations can be found at Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Tia Farmer 145 N. St. NE, Suite 10W121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: Phone: 202-305-1177

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the annual solicitation.

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