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Stop Family Violence Stamp Fact Sheet

Published: May 3, 2012
Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA)
Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)
fact sheet

The Stamp Out Family Violence Act of 2001, Public Law (P.L.) 107-67, § 653 directed the United States Postal Service (USPS) to issue a “semipostal” stamp to “provide the public a direct and tangible way to contribute to funding for domestic violence programs” and to transfer the proceeds from stamp sales to the Department of Health and Human Services to carry out the purposes of the Act.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) was designated to administer the Stamp Act funds for support of services to children and youth affected by domestic violence through its Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). Revenue was distributed to FYSB beginning in 2004 and ending in 2007. To meet the need for effective practice models and enhanced services, ACF distributed the funds generated by the Family Violence stamp to award grants for the Demonstration of Enhanced Services to Children and Youth Who Have Been Exposed to Domestic Violence.

ACF submitted a Report to Congress on the stamp program in 2008 in compliance with the requirements of the Semipostal Authorization Act, P.L. 106-253.