Access and Visitation Mandatory Grants (AV)

Each year, about $10 million in grant funding goes to states and territories to operate the AV program, which helps increase noncustodial parents’ access to and time with their children. States are permitted to use grant funds to develop programs and provide services such as: mediation, development of parenting plans, education, counseling, visitation enforcement (including monitored and supervised visitation, and neutral drop-off and pick-up) and development of guidelines for visitation and alternative custody arrangements.

Services funded by the grant must support the intended program outcome defined by statute and outlined in program regulations.

Access and Visitation Program Contacts

AV Collaboration and Strategic Planning Guide for States


Top Access and Visitation Resources

Last Reviewed: March 15, 2018

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