Family Violence Prevention and Services/State Domestic Violence Coalitions
To provide funding for State* Domestic Violence Coalitions (Coalitions): 1) to confirm the federal commitment to reducing domestic violence; 2) to urge states, localities, cities, and the private sector to improve the responses to and the prevention of domestic violence, and encourage stakeholders and service providers to plan toward an integrated service delivery approach that meets the needs of all victims, including those in underserved communities; 3) to provide for technical assistance and training relating to domestic violence programs; and 4) to increase public awareness about and prevention of domestic violence and increase the quality and availability of shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their dependents. * Includes each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Administration For Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
56 State Domestic Violence Coalitions will receive grants (including Territories). 56 State Domestic Violence Coalitions received grants (including Territories).Fiscal Year 2018
56 State Domestic Violence Coalitions received grants (including Territories).Fiscal Year 2019
56 State Domestic Violence Coalitions will receive grants (including Territories).
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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
To be eligible for a grant under Section 10411, an entity shall be a statewide nongovernmental nonprofit private domestic violence organization 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.
This program will benefit youth and adult 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.
Applicants must provide proof of 501(c)(3) determination. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Mandatory grant recipients are required to use the Online Data Collection System (OLDC) to submit the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 Mandatory Form (SF-424M) and upload all required documents. The form is available to applicants and grantees at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/forms/sf-424-mandatory-family.html. ACF will not accept paper applications, or those submitted via email or facsimile, without a waiver.
Funds are awarded directly to designated State Domestic Violence Coalitions. Applications are reviewed by the Federal Project Officers and a certified list is provided to the Office of Grants Management to issue the awards.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Subject to the limitations of the Appendix A to 45 CFR Part 16, appeals may take place in accordance with 45 CFR Part 16.
How are proposals selected?
Each HHS designated State Domestic Violence Coalition will receive its respective share of funds if the application submitted meets the necessary requirements.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance progress reports are reviewed and selected grantees may be identified for site visits or desk review by Federal Project Officers.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements of 45 CFR Part 75 Subpart F.
State Domestic Violence 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 SS75.361 - Retention requirements for records.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Public Law 42 USC § 10403(a)(2)(D)
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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. Funds must be liquidated within 90 days of the end of the 24 month expenditure period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
330 C Street, SW, Suite 3620C
Washington, DC 20201 US
Rickeya Franklin, Supervisory Family Violence Program Specialist
330 C Street, SW 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20201 USA
(Formula Grants) FY 18$14,875,000.00; FY 19 est $151,700,590.00; FY 20 est $15,170,059.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$14,500,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The estimated award amount for each State and Territorial Domestic Violence Coalition for FY 2018 is $265,625.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR Part 1370 applies to this program. oSubpart A - General Provisions (SSSS 1370.1 - 1370.6) oSubpart C - State Domestic Violence Coalition Grants (SS 1370.20)
Examples of Funded Projects