Administration for Children and Families -- Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants: Capacity Building and Program Technical Assistance for Family Violence

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

NOTE: This is a Forecasted Opportunity.

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Discretionary Grant Program seeks applications to enhance and expand the capacity of FVPSA formula grant recipients – state FVPSA administrators, tribal FVPSA recipients, and state/territory domestic violence coalitions.  

For this grant program, one awardee will be expected to provide 1) topic-specific training and technical assistance at a national level and 2) intensive training and technical assistance at the tribal, state, or territory level.  The national training and technical assistance topics, and the identified formula grant recipients of the intensive technical assistance, will be identified through: formula grant recipient needs assessments; program monitoring by FVPSA staff; and the selected awardee's internal processes for identifying needed topics and selecting formula grant recipients.

The training and technical assistance will focus on programmatic and administrative functions to build the capacity of FVPSA formula grant recipients, such as dissemination of FVPSA regulations and guidance, understanding roles and responsibilities of programmatic monitoring of local programs, incorporation of best practices, building the management capacity of organizations, and building partnerships within the state or territory which includes culturally-specific organizations and tribes. 

The awardee will also actively work to connect FVPSA formula grant recipients with appropriate technical assistance and resources of best practices from FVPSA-funded resource and capacity building centers.    The awardee will participate in ongoing coordination and collaboration with the FVPSA-funded resource centers, collectively known as the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN).


Estimated Post Date: Apr 11, 2022
Estimated Application Due Date: Jun 08, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible entities to receive this discretionary grant under 42 U.S.C. §10410 are  private, non-profit organizations (including a faith-based, charitable,  community-based, culturally specific, or voluntary association); tribal organizations; state, tribal, or local governments; public, private, state- controlled institutions of higher education; for-profit organizations other than small businesses; or small businesses. To be eligible, the entity must demonstrate a documented history of working to address domestic and dating violence.  All applicants must have demonstrated capacity to provide national scope technical assistance specifically regarding best practices in organizational management and infrastructure targeted to local domestic and dating violence programs and to States and State Domestic Violence Coalitions that support these programs funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.   The applicant will be expected to demonstrate that it has experience in the field of domestic and dating violence and working with local, state and tribal domestic violence service providers.  Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this funding opportunity announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

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Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 8, 2022