Family Violence Prevention and Services/Discretionary

To fund a wide range of discretionary activities for the purpose of: (1) providing resource information, training and technical assistance to improve the capacity of individuals, organizations, government entities, and communities to prevent family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence and
to provide effective intervention services; (2) improving the design, delivery, and coordination of services to address family violence, domestic violence and dating violence; (3) gathering information on the incidence and prevalence of family violence, domestic violence and dating violence; and (4) increasing knowledge and understanding of the issues through research, demonstration, and evaluation projects.

Specific sections in the Act authorize funding for such discretionary projects as a National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; a National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women; Special Issue Resource Centers including Culturally-Specific Issue Resource Centers; State Resource Centers to Reduce Tribal Disparities; Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Their Children; and a National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Related Programs93.556 Promoting Safe and Stable Families; 93.612 Native American Programs; 93.667 Social Services Block Grant; 93.669 Child Abuse and Neglect State GrantsExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 16: one grant to a National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; one grant to a National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women; four Special Issue Resource Center grants; three Culturally Specific Special Issue Resource Center grants serving racial and ethnic minority communities; one grant to the National Domestic Violence Hotline; twelve demonstration grants for Specialized Services for Abused Parents and their Children; six grants for Trauma-Informed Practice in Culturally-Specific Community-Based Programs and Domestic Violence services; one grant for a National LBGTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence; one grant for a National Capacity Building Center on Safe and Supportive Housing; one grant for a Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Center for Family Violence and Services Act Formula Grantees; and one grant for a National Capacity Building Center for Expanded Services for Children, Youth and Abuse Adults Impacted by Domestic Violence.

Fiscal Year 2017: In FY 17: one grant to a National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; one grant to a National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women; four Special Issue Resource Center grants; three Culturally Specific Special Issue Resource Center grants serving racial and ethnic minority communities; one grant to the National Domestic Violence Hotline; twelve demonstration grants for Specialized Services for Abused Parents and their Children; one grant for a National LBGTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence; one grant for an Alaska Native Resource Center; one grant for a National Capacity Building Center on Safe and Supportive Housing; one grant for a Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Center for Family Violence and Services Act Formula Grantees; and one grant for a National Capacity Building Center for Expanded Services for Children, Youth and Abuse Adults Impacted by Domestic Violence.

Fiscal Year 2018: In FY 18: one grant to a National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; one grant to a National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women; four Special Issue Resource Center grants; three Culturally Specific Special Issue Resource Center grants serving racial and ethnic minority communities; one grant to the National Domestic Violence Hotline; ten demonstration grants for Specialized Services for Abused Parents and their Children; one grant for a National LBGTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence; one grant for an Alaska Native Resource Center; one grant for a National Capacity Building Center on Safe and Supportive Housing; one grant for a Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Center for Family Violence and Services Act Formula Grantees; and one grant for a National Capacity Building Center for Expanded Services for Children, Youth and Abuse Adults Impacted by Domestic Violence.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc. $ 3,780,000   2016-09-302021-09-29
Northwest Network Of Bisexual/ Trans, Lesbians And Gay Survivors Of Abuse, The $ 1,800,000   2016-09-302021-09-29
Hektoen Institute For Medical Research, The $ 4,175,000   2016-09-302021-09-29
Battered Women's Justice Project Inc $ 3,850,000   2016-09-302021-09-29
Futures Without Violence $ 2,000,000   2016-09-302021-09-29
National Resource Center On Domestic Violence, Inc. $ 2,000,000   2016-09-302021-09-29
Futures Without Violence $ 4,000,000   2016-09-302021-09-29
Casa De Esperanza $ 3,100,000   2016-09-302021-09-29
National Resource Center On Domestic Violence, Inc. $ 6,258,000   2016-09-302021-09-29
District Of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (the) $ 3,150,000   2016-09-302020-10-01



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 32 discretionary grants were awarded, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Fiscal Year 2017: It is estimated that 27 discretionary grants will be awarded, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Fiscal Year 2018: It is estimated that 25 discretionary grants will be awarded, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Discretionary financial assistance may be made to public and private entities and may take the form of a competitive grant or cooperative agreement.

Applicants must meet the program and administrative requirements specified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Of the amount appropriated under Section 10403(a), not less than 6% shall be used for making grants under Section 10410, National Resource Centers and Training and Technical Assistance Centers. Of the amounts appropriated under Section 10403)a) that exceed $130,000,000, not less than 25% of the excess funds shall be made available to carry out Section 10412, Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Their Children.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Depending on the purpose of the project and the statutory requirements, an applicant may be a nonprofit private organization, tribal organization, federally-recognized Indian tribe, Native Hawaiian organization, local public agency, institution of higher education, private organization, Alaska Native Village, or nonprofit Alaska Native Regional Corporation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

These discretionary grants and contracts will benefit victims of family violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and their dependents, families, other interested persons, the general public, and communities and government entities.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. 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. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. All applications must contain standard forms 424 and 424A and all required certifications, assurances and disclosures. Required Standard Forms and certifications are available at Grants.gov Forms Repository.

Award Procedures

The Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, will make the final decision on all awards. Selection of applicants will be determined based on the review criteria published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement. Funds are awarded directly to grantees.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, 42 U.S.C. 10401 et seq., as amended by Section 201 of the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-320.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals (continuations), if authorized under the terms of the award, are awarded based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects may vary from a 12-month project period to a 5-year project period depending on statutory and programmatic requirements. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Specific reports for each type of Discretionary grant are published in the funding announcement.

Awards may be subject to the Transparency Act subaward and executive compensation reporting requirements of 2 CFR Part 170.

The SF-428 Tangible Property Report and the SF-429 Real Property Report are required.

The forms are available at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_forms/.

Quarterly cash transaction reports (SF-425) are required to be filed with HHS Division of Payment Management through the Payment Management System.

Recipients of financial assistance must submit semi-annual Performance Reports (SF-PPR) within 30 days of the end of the reporting period to the Program Office.

Recipients of financial assistance must submit semi-annual Federal Financial Reports (SF-425) within 30 days of the end of the 6 month reporting period.

Performance progress reports are required and selected grantees may be identified for site visits or desk review by federal program officers.

Audits

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.

Records

Recipients are required to keep financial and program records necessary for program review and audit to ensure that funds have been expended in accordance with the statute, regulations, grant conditions, and administrative terms of the project funded. Requirements are found in 2 CFR 200, Subpart D - Post Federal Award Requirements applies to this program. (Related HHS regulations pending).

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1536-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $8,250,000; FY 17 est $8,223,479; and FY 18 est $8,250,000 - National Domestic Violence Hotline ONLY. (Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $10,885,000; FY 17 est $11,865,000; and FY 18 est $11,270,000 - National Resource Centers and Training and Technical Assistance Centers ONLY. (Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $5,300,000; FY 17 est $4,629,426; and FY 18 est $4,750,000 - DiscretionaryGrants: Service and Demonstration; Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Their Children ONLY.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 2016 National Hotline: $8,250,000 Discretionary National Resource Centers and Training and Technical Assistance Centers: $450,000 - 1,400,000 Discretionary Service and Demonstration Grants: $133,333 - $133,334 Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Their Children: $375,000 FY 2017 National Hotline: $8,223,479 Discretionary National Resource Centers and Training and Technical Assistance Centers: $450,000 - $1,400,000 Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Their Children: $385,785 - $385,786.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 1370 applies to this program. ?Subpart A - General Provisions ( 1370.1 - 1370.6) ?Subpart D - Discretionary Grants and Contracts ( 1370.30 - 1370.32)

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Kenya Fairley 330 C Street, SW., Suite 3622C, Washington , District of Columbia 20024 Email: kenya.fairley@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202-690-6898

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be evaluated based on the criteria published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.



Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Female Social Enterpreneurs Dish Advice on Staying Strong in Conflict-Ridden Zones


Female Social Enterpreneurs Dish Advice on Staying Strong in Conflict-Ridden Zones

Women Ashoka innovators leading social change in war-zone areas discuss about how they protect themselves by staying safe and strong for their team.




Social Services Jobs in Rhode Island

  Foundation Related Jobs
  Social Work Jobs
  Program Director Jobs
  Education Jobs
  Executive Director Jobs





More Federal Domestic Assistance Programs


Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)  | Surveys, Studies, Investigations, Demonstrations, and Training Grants and Cooperative Agreements - Section 104(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act | Indian Self-Determination Contract Support | Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools | Community Facilities Loans and Grants |  Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy


Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2004-2019 Copyright Michael Saunders