Family Violence Prevention and Services Program

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program administers the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children.

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program is committed to:

  • Providing shelter and other supportive services for victims and their children
  • Coordinating statewide improvements within local communities, social service systems,  and programming regarding the prevention and intervention of domestic violence through the leadership of State Domestic Violence Coalitions and FVPSA State Administrators
  • Increasing public awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence, dating violence and family violence
  • Supporting local and community-based domestic violence programs with specialized technical assistance addressing emerging issues such as trauma-informed care; the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment; culturally specific domestic violence services; and effective interventions for children exposed to domestic violence

To accomplish this work the FVPSA Program provides grants to states, territories, tribes, state domestic violence coalitions and national resource centers.

Family Violence Prevention and Services Grant Programs

See the FVPSA Program Summary (PDF, 96KB) for more information.