The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) program will award $550 million to grantees to support COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and mobile health units for millions of domestic violence survivors nationwide. These funds will reduce the barriers to health services that help mitigate the spread of the virus for domestic violence survivors, including in rural communities and in the geographically isolated Alaskan Native villages, and will promote the health and well-being of adults and children exposed to domestic violence. This historic investment will provide 296 supplemental grant awards that will reach states, territories, tribes. This funding will research thousands of programs across the country including 1,500 local domestic violence shelters, as well as 252 tribal domestic violence programs.
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/Domestic Violence Shelter and Supportive Services/Grants to States.
The Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN) informs and strengthens domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community, and societal levels. DVRN member organizations are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to work collaboratively to promote practices and strategies to improve our nation’s response to domestic violence and make safety and justice a priority.
As part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program joins with its grantees and federal partners to offer a wide range of domestic violence awareness month educational events and activities. We invite you to join us in building awareness and taking action around ending domestic violence.