State & Tribal Domestic Violence Services: FVPSA Fact Sheet

Family and Youth Services Bureau

Mission Statement

FVPSA formula grants are distributed through states and territories then provided through a sub-awardee process to local public, private, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations to provide shelter and non-residential supportive services to individuals experiencing domestic violence and their children. All federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for FVPSA Tribal Formula grants. State and local domestic violence programs and tribes conduct a wide variety of education and community outreach activities to the general public to prevent and raise awareness of domestic violence. Examples include speaking at high schools and colleges, tabling at public and private events, hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Month events in October, and providing training for allied professionals and others in the community.