FVPSA Standing NOFO for Grants to State Domestic Violence Coalitions
The Administration on Children and Families (ACYF) and the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) are very pleased to announce the availability of funding through its Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA Program). The Standing Announcement for Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants to State Domestic Violence Coalitions is available online.
The purpose of a coalition is to provide education, support, and technical assistance to domestic violence service providers to enable the providers to establish and maintain shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their dependents; to serve as an information clearinghouse, primary point of contact, and resource center on domestic violence for the state; and to support the development of policies, protocols, and procedures to enhance domestic violence intervention and prevention in the state.
The goals of this non-competitive grant program are: 1) to confirm the federal commitment to reducing domestic violence; 2) to urge states, localities, cities, and the private sector to improve the responses to and the prevention of domestic violence, and encourage stakeholders and service providers to plan toward an integrated service delivery approach that meets the needs of all victims, including those in underserved communities; 3) to provide for technical assistance and training relating to domestic violence programs; and 4) to increase public awareness about and prevention of domestic violence and increase the quality and availability of shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their dependents.