Indian Health Service Domestic Violence Prevention Programs


The objective of the Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) Program is to promote prevention efforts that address domestic and sexual violence including sexual exploitation/human trafficking, Missing and Murdered AI/AN, and child maltreatment.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
25 U.S.C. 1601-1683
25 U.S.C. 13
Public Law 111-8
Statute 123,524, 735
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible entities include Federally-recognized Indian Tribes as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14); Tribal organizations as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(26); and Urban Indian Organizations as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All application steps are listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Award Procedure
Applications selected for award are processed in GrantSolutions and notified of award by e-mail from GrantSolutions.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Renewal or extension is processed via a noncompeting continuation application that is available for at least 30 days, and is typically due 120 days prior to the end of the current budget period.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are screened for completeness and responsiveness to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). All applications that are completed and responsive to the NOFO are sent to an objective review committee for review. The sponsoring office uses the results of the review to select applications to be awarded.
How may assistance be used?
Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) awards support the development and/or expansion of a DVP program by incorporating prevention efforts addressing social, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of victims through the integration of culturally appropriate practices and trauma informed services for Tribes, Tribal organizations and Urban Indian organizations (UIO) serving the American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. The DVP program aims to promote prevention efforts that address domestic and sexual violence including sexual exploitation/human trafficking, Missing and Murdered AI/AN, and child maltreatment. To create an effective DVP program, cross-system collaboration with other community sectors to address violence is key – especially with law enforcement, emergency department, social service, legal service, education, coalitions, health care providers, behavioral health, shelters, and advocacy groups. A well-rounded program includes raising awareness of and mitigating the negative health effects and social burden of domestic violence, sexual abuse and assault, child maltreatment (physical, sexual, and psychological/emotional abuse, neglect), sexual exploitation/human trafficking, and Missing and Murdered AI/AN; providing victims advocacy services; integrating evidence-based practice or traditional and/or faith-based services; collecting and communicating data about prevalence, incidence, and risk factors; and establishing a plan to ensure the sustainability of the program beyond the life of this grant. Forensic Health Care (FHC) awards also support efforts to provide access to treatment for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence by supporting the development of and/or expansion of FHC services that are culturally appropriate and trauma informed. This includes promoting treatment, intervention, and prevention efforts for the social, spiritual and emotional well-being of victims including child maltreatment. To address domestic and sexual violence, including victims of sexual exploitation/human trafficking, applicants are encouraged to use a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) approaches. Using these types of team approaches is crucial – especially among local, state, and Federal agencies that includes healthcare providers, law enforcement, child protective services, social service, legal service, coalitions, behavioral health, and victim advocacy. The MDT/SART are community-based approaches in responding to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and sexual abuse victims. Without the advantage of a team approach method, a program is more likely to fail. Improving collaboration through agreements can improve the response time for sexual assault victims.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Financial records of the grant must be retained for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report. If questions remain, such as those resulting from an audit, pertinent records must be kept until the matter is resolved. The Secretary, the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right to access all records, reports, books, documents, papers, or other records of the grantee, contractor, or subcontractor, or of any entity pertinent to the DHHS grant in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts, and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR 75, Subpart D, as applicable, grantees are required to maintain grant records for 3 years after they submit their final expenditures report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records have been started before the end of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues arising from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period is limited to 5 years or less. Within the project period, a continuation application must be submitted annually on a noncompetitive basis for each year of support. Funding is available to the awardee to be drawn down as needed from the Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Sarah Tillman, Health System Specialist, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Behavioral Health, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 08E65C, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 605-3504 Grants Management Contact: Marsha Brookins, Director, Division of Grants Management, Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09E70, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-5204.
Headquarters Office
Division of Grants Management
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop: 09E70
Rockville, MD 20857 US
Phone: 3014435204
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$1,000,000.00; FY 23 est $1,000,000.00; FY 24 est $1,000,000.00; FY 21$0.00; FY 20$0.00; FY 19$0.00; - Forensic Healthcare Services(Project Grants) FY 22$7,400,000.00; FY 23 est $7,400,000.00; FY 24 est $7,400,000.00; FY 21$0.00; FY 20$0.00; FY 19$0.00; - Domestic Violence Prevention
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No awards have yet been made. Forensic Healthcare Services awards are anticipated to be between $200,000 and $250,000. Domestic Violence Prevention awards are anticipated to be between $100,000 and $200,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 75; HHS Grants Policy Statement (Rev.) January, 2007.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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