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Funding is available to all Native American Tribes and tribal organizations that meet the definition of “Indian Tribe” or “tribal organization” at 25 U.S.C. 450b and are able to demonstrate their capacity to carry out domestic violence prevention and services programs.

Throughout the U.S., domestic and dating violence support services are provided free of charge, in a confidential and private manner, 365 days of the year.

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) provides the primary federal funding stream dedicated to providing immediate shelter and supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence or dating violence and their dependents.

In August, the Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA Program) along with the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) hosted the Tribal Peer-to-Peer Meeting in Denver.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to help recognize, prevent, and respond to a serious health crisis affecting a tremendous number of women — and men — across the country.

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.

The Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program announces the launch of the StrongHearts Native Helpline (StrongHearts) on March 6, 2017.

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is the primary federal funding source dedicated to providing immediate shelter and supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence and their dependents. 

State and tribal grantees of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program must submit a Performance Progress Report (PPR) each year.

FVPSA funding supports the infrastructure and network of national training and technical assistance to help states, communities, and tribes address complex social, legal, medical, and housing needs for victims of domestic violence and their children.