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FVPSA Tribal Program Fact Sheet

Published: July 12, 2012
Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA)
Tribal Communities
fact sheet

The FVPSA Tribal grants are primarily for the provision of immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their dependents. Related assistance includes but is not limited to victim advocacy, outreach and prevention services, public awareness campaigns, counseling related to domestic violence, transportation, legal advocacy, and children’s counseling and support services. In addition, funds may also be used in establishing, maintaining, and expanding programs and projects to prevent domestic violence.

Funding is available to all Native American Tribes and Tribal Organizations that meet the definition “Indian Tribe” or “Tribal Organization” at 25 U.S.C. 450(b). Of the more than 500 Federally recognized Tribes in the United States, the FVPSA Program funds approximately 200 Tribes.

View the funding announcement to learn more about these funds or the Tribal Program Information Sheet (PDF, 63KB) to get an overview.

View a map and a list of the currently funded Tribes. 

Ten percent of the total FVPSA dollars are dedicated to Tribal domestic violence programs and are distributed based on population and the number of Tribes applying.

Range in Awards
$26,232 - $2,295,289
Number of Awards
$104,928 - $682,032
Total Funding

Tribes receiving FVPSA funding may join the Tribal Community of Practice receive up-to-date information from the Administration on Children and Families and learn from other Tribal FVPSA grantees.

Sacred Circle: National Resource Center to End Domestic Violence Against Native Women
Sacred Circle, located in Rapid City, South Dakota, was established in 1998 as the fifth member of the domestic violence resource center network by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Sacred Circle provides technical assistance, policy development, training, materials, and resource information regarding violence against Native women, and assists in developing Tribal strategies and responses to end the violence. Sacred Circle is a project of Cangleska, Inc., a private, nonprofit, Tribally chartered organization on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

For more information about Sacred Circle and the assistance provided, please call 877-733-7623 or visit www.sacred-circle.com.

Help Is Just a Phone Call Away
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24-hour, confidential, toll-free hotline. The Hotline staff will immediately connect the caller to a service provider in his or her area.  Highly trained advocates provide support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention in 170 languages to hundreds of thousands of domestic violence victims. 

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)