Family Violence Prevention and Services/State Domestic Violence Coalitions


To provide funding for State* Domestic Violence Coalitions (Coalitions) to collaborate with States, tribes, localities, cities, and the private sector in connection with State and local planning to create and sustain an integrated service delivery approach that meets the needs of all victims, including adults and youth representing underserved communities, and racial and ethnic minority populations; to provide training and technical assistance to domestic violence programs and other direct service providers; to increase public awareness about the prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence; and to increase the quality and availability of immediate shelter and supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating 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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: 56 State Domestic Violence Coalitions received grants (including Territories). Fiscal Year 2015: 56 State Domestic Violence Coalitions will receive grants (including Territories). Fiscal Year 2016: 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?
Applicant Eligibility
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.
Beneficiary Eligibility
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards 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 Forms Repository.
Award Procedure
Funds are awarded directly to designated State Domestic Violence Coalitions.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Each 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?
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 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 or desk review by federal program officers.
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.
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 2 CFR 200, Subpart D - Post Federal Award Requirements applies to this program. (Related HHS regulations pending).
Other 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. Funds must be liquidated within 90 days of the end of the 24 month expenditure period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Kenneth E. Noyes, Esq. and Angela H. Yannelli 1250 Maryland Avenue SW
Suite 8212, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email:; Phone: 202-205-7891; 202-401-5524 Fax: 202-401-7038
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $13,352,100; FY 15 est $13,500,000; and FY 16 est $14,500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 2014, each State and Territorial Coalition was awarded $238,430.
In FY 2015, each State and Territorial Coalition was awarded $241,071.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 1370.4 applies to this program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.