Transitional Housing Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault


To provide transitional housing assistance and related support services to minors, adults, and their dependents who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003 (PROTECT Act), Public Law 108-21, 42 U.S.C. ยง 13975; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title II, Section 602, Public Law 109-62, as amended; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2013, Title II, Section 202, Public Law 113-4.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are States, Indian tribal governments, units of local government, and other organizations, including domestic violence and sexual assault victim service providers, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions, other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, or community-based and culturally specific organizations, that have a documented history of effective work concerning domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries include minors, adults, and their dependants who are homeless or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of a situation of domestic violence; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient.
Applicants must provide assurances that supportive services offered to participants are voluntary and that refusal to receive such services shall not be grounds for termination from the program or eviction from the housing.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must apply through the on-line portal.. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, online notification is sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to OVW.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.
Not applicable.
Renewals are considered on a case-by-case basis.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the annual solicitation.
How may assistance be used?
Grants are available to provide transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of newly developed or existing transitional housing; short term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payment assistance and assistance with related expenses, such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing; and support services designed to enable a minor, an adult, or a dependent of such minor or adult, who is fleeing a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to locate and secure permanent housing and integrate into a community by providing that minor, adult, or dependent, with services, such as transportation, counseling, child care, case management, employment counseling, occupational training, job retention counseling, counseling concerning re-entry into the workforce, and other assistance. Participation in the support services must be voluntary. Receipt of the benefits of the housing assistance shall not be conditioned upon the participation of the youth, adults, or dependents in any or all of the support services offered them. Housing assistance is limited to 24 months with a possible extension for an additional 6 months if the client has made a good faith effort to acquire permanent housing and has been unable to acquire permanent housing.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
Not applicable.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.
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
Up to 36 months. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Tia Farmer
145 N. St. NE, Suite 10W121
Washington, DC 20530 US
Phone: 202-305-1177
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18 est $25,379,000.00; FY 17 est $25,379,034.00; FY 16$25,135,181.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $200,000 to $350,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program solicitations can be found at Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.