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The Family and Youth Services Bureau at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families recently awarded $200 million to support the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program grantees to make immediate crisis intervention and safety planning services available to victims of domestic violence nationwide; reduce the prevalence of domestic violence in geographically isolated Alaskan Native villages; and promote resiliency and healing for children exposed to domestic violence.

Guidance from FYSB on FVPSA CARES Act Supplemental Award funding for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. 

New guidance from FYSB on allowable use of funds and reporting instructions related to the FY2020 CARES Act. 

This brief document provides guidance for RHY-funded grantees that includes a list of activities and examples of purchases that may support efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. 

The FY 2020 Coronavirus Supplemental Funding provides one-time funding to support ACF recipients/grantees funded under the CARES Act in preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19. This information sheet provides guidance on reporting required of grantees as recipients of this funding.  

Based on the administrative relief guidance provided by OMB and ACF for recipients and applicants of federal financial assistance directly impacted by COVID-19, FYSB developed these FAQs for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees seeking additional information on flexibilities available specific to the administration of grants funded under the RHY program. 

There are high rates of domestic violence among people seen in mental health and substance use disorder treatment settings, and it has long been recognized that domestic violence can have significant mental health and substance use-related effects. However, there exists a lack of collaboration, coordination, and partnership by and between these three service systems on the state and local levels. To assist in addressing this gap, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) have issued an Information Memorandum, SAMHSA and ACF Information Memorandum Working at the Intersections of DV, Substance Use, and Mental Health, calling for increased collaboration between domestic violence, mental health and substance use disorder treatment service providers and systems.

Performance and evaluation projects document how PREP is implemented and who is served, assess program effectiveness, and spur on program innovation.

Explore this infographic about risk factors and how you can help.

Get the facts you need to help prevent pregnancy and maintain sexual health in runaway and homeless youth.