Family Violence Prevention and Services/Domestic Violence Shelter and Supportive Services
To assist States* and Native American Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal Organizations [Tribes] in efforts to increase public awareness about, and primary and secondary prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence; and assist States and Tribes in efforts to provide immediate shelter and supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, and their dependents.
* The term "State" means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories of Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: 56 grants were awarded to the States and Territories, and 129 grants were awarded to Tribes (including grants to a consortium). Fiscal Year 2015: In FY 2015, it is estimated that 56 grants will be awarded to the States and Territories, and 132 grants awarded to Tribes (including grants to a consortium). Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, it is estimated that 56 grants will be awarded to the States and Territories, and 132 grants awarded to Tribes (including grants to a consortium).
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?
Eligible applicants for the State Grants are the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Eligible applicants for the Tribal Grants are the federally recognized Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages), or a tribal organization or nonprofit private organization authorized by an Indian Tribe.
This program will benefit victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, and their dependents.
No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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.
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 Grants.gov Forms Repository.
Formula grants are awarded directly to States, U.S. Territories, and eligible Native American Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal Organizations.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
How are proposals selected?
Each State and eligible Territory, and eligible Tribe, will receive its respective share of funds if the application submitted meets the necessary requirements.
How may assistance be used?
Federal funds are used by States and Tribes to support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects: (1) to prevent incidents of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence; (2) to provide immediate shelter, supportive services, and access to community-based programs for victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, and their dependents; and (3) to provide specialized services for children exposed to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, underserved populations, and victims who are members of racial and ethnic minority populations. Federal funds are awarded by the States through subgrants to local public agencies and nonprofit private organizations. States and their subgrantees, and Tribes may not impose an income eligibility standard on individuals receiving services supported by funds appropriated under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act and Federal funds may not be used as direct payment to any victim of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence. The receipt of supportive services shall be voluntary and no condition may be applied for the receipt of emergency shelter. Each State may not use more than 5% of the amounts alloted under Section 10406(a) for State administrative costs. Not less than 70 percent of the funds distributed by a State must be used for immediate shelter and supportive services to adult and youth victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence and their dependents, and not less than 25 percent distributed by a State shall be for supportive services and prevention services.
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 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 are required to submit an annual performance progress report (SF-PPR) describing the activities carried out and an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the grant (Section 10406(d)). A section of this performance report must be completed by each grantee or subgrantee that provided program services and activities. State grantees should compile subgrantee performance reports into a comprehensive report for submission to the program office by December 29th of each year. A copy of the required PPR can be found at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/resource/ppr-state-fvpsa.
Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands need not submit an application under this program announcement if they choose to have their allotment included as part of a consolidated grant application. If funds are designated under their consolidated grant for activities and purposes covered under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, then territories are required to submit an annual performance progress report (PPR) using the standardized format. 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 required 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.
Grantees are required to maintain records documenting the purposes for which expenditures were made. 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: From sums appropriated under Section 10403(a) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act:
1) each State shall be allotted $600,000 for a grant under Section 10406(a) with the remaining funds to be allotted to each State in an amount that bears the same ratio to such remaining funds as the population of such State bears to the population of all States;
(2) Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands shall be allotted not less than one eighth of 1 percent of the amounts available for grants under Section 10406(a) for the fiscal year for which the allotment is made.
(3) not less than 10 percent shall be used to make grants under Section 10409 to Native American Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages), tribal organizations and nonprofit private organizations approved by an Indian Tribe.
Matching Requirements: No grant may be made to any entity other than a State or an Indian Tribe unless the entity agrees that, with respect to costs to be incurred by the entity in carrying out the program or project for which the grant is awarded, the entity will make available (directly or through donations from public or private entities) non-Federal contributions in an amount that is not less than $1 for every $5 of Federal funds provided under the grant. The non-Federal contributions required may be in cash or in-kind.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
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
Kenneth Noyes 1250 Maryland Ave. SW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Kenneth.Noyes@acf.hhs.gov
Phone: (202) 205-7891
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $93,464,700; FY 15 est $94,500,000; and FY 16 est $101,500,000 - Represents ONLY grants to States and U.S. Territories. (Formula Grants) FY 14 $13,352,100; FY 15 est $13,500,000; and FY 16 est $14,500,000 - Represents ONLY grants to Native American Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal Organizations.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
States: $712,042 to $7,994,397
Indian Tribes: $14,897 to $1,474,786.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 1370.4 applies to this program.
Examples of Funded Projects