Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants For Battered Women's Shelters-Grants to State Domestic Violence Coalitions

To provide for State Domestic Violence Coalitions (Coalitions) to collaborate and coordinate with States, tribes, localities, cities, and the private sector to be involved in State and local planning towards an integrated service delivery approach that meets the needs of all victims, including those in underserved communities and racial and ethnic minorities; to provide training and technical assistance to domestic violence programs and providers of direct services; and to increase public awareness about and prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, and increase the quality and availability of immediate shelter and supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, and their dependents.

Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.591
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Types of Assistance
FORMULA GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions
Coalitions shall use funds for administration and operations to support a range of activities, including but not limited to (1) working with local family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence service programs and providers of direct services to encourage appropriate and comprehensive responses to family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence against adults or youth within the State involved, including providing training and technical assistance and conducting State needs assessments; (2) participating in planning and monitoring the distribution of subgrants and subgrant funds within the State under Section 10408(a); (3) working in collaboration with service providers and community-based organizations to address the needs of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence victims, and their dependents, who are members of racial and ethnic minority populations and underserved populations; (4) collaborating with and providing information to entities in such fields as housing, health care, mental health, social welfare, or business to support the development and implementation of effective policies, protocols, and programs that address the safety and support needs of adult and youth victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence; (5) encouraging appropriate responses to cases of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence against adults or youth, including by working with judicial and law enforcement agencies; (6) working with family law judges, criminal court judges, child protective service agencies, and children's advocates to develop appropriate responses to child custody and visitation issues in cases of child exposure to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence; (7) providing information to the public about prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, including information targeted to underserved populations; and (8) collaborating with Indian tribes and tribal organizations (and corresponding Native Hawaiian groups or communities) to address the needs of Indian (including Alaska Native) and Native Hawaiian victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, as applicable in the State.
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.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
To be eligible for a grant under Section 10411, an entity shall be a statewide nongovernmental nonprofit private domestic violence organization organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that has a membership that includes a majority of the primary-purpose domestic violence service providers in the State; has board membership that is representative of primary-purpose domestic violence service providers, and which may include representatives of the communities in which the services are being provided in the State; has as its purpose to provide education, support, and technical assistance to such service providers to enable the providers to establish and maintain shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their dependents; and serves as an information clearinghouse, primary point of contact, and resource center on domestic violence for the State and supports the development of policies, protocols, and procedures to enhance domestic violence intervention and prevention in the State.
Beneficiary Eligibility
This program will benefit victims of family violence, domestic violence, dating violence, their children and other dependents, their families, other persons affected by such violence including friends, relatives, and the general public. The program will also benefit communities, including the State and business and nonprofit sectors.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants must provide proof of 501(c)(3) determination. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications must be submitted to the Administration for Children and Families/Administration on Children, Youth and Families/Family and Youth Services Bureau/Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services. Required standard forms and certifications are available at Grants.gov Forms Repository.
Award Procedure
Funds are awarded directly to designated State Domestic Violence Coalitions.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Appeals
See 45 CFR 16, Procedures of the Departmental Grant Appeals Board.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: No less than 10 percent of the amount appropriated in Section 10403(a) in each fiscal year will be made available to the designated State Domestic Violence Coalition in each of the 50 States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each shall receive not less than 1/56 of appropriated funds in each fiscal year.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds may be used for expenditures on and after October 1 of each fiscal year for which they are granted, and will be available for expenditure through September 30 of the following fiscal year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports
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 Status 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 the HHS Division of Payment Management through the Payment Management System. Recipients must submit an annual Performance Progress Report (SF-PPR) by December 29 of each year to the Program Office. Recipients must submit an annual Federal Financial Report (SF-425) by December 29 of each year to the Division of Mandatory Grants through the Online Data Collection system (OLDC). Performance progress reports are reviewed and selected grantees may be identified for site visits by federal program officers.
Audits
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
State Coalitions are required to maintain 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 45 CFR Part 74.
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: In FY 2014, 56 State Domestic Violence Coalitions will be awarded grants. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-1536-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 12 $12,954,669; FY 13 est $12,122,525; and FY 14 est $13,500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 2012, each State and Territorial Coalition was awarded $231,334.
In FY 2013, each State and Territorial Coalition was awarded $216,474.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Kenneth E. Noyes, Esq. and Angela H. Yannelli 1250 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: kenneth.noyes@acf.hhs.gov;angela.yannelli@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202-205-7891; 202-401-5524 Fax: 202-401-7038
Website Address
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/programs/family-violence-prevention-services
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Each State Domestic Violence Coalition will receive its respective share of funds if the application submitted meets the necessary requirements.
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