Administration for Children and Families -- Family Violence Prevention and Services - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

NOTE: This is a Forecasted Opportunity.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) Program seeks to award one cooperative agreement under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants program to support a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Institute on Intimate Partner Violence (Institute) to expand and enhance the capacity of both domestic violence and LGBTQ-specific organizations to more effectively identify and respond to the unique needs of LGBTQ intimate partner violence victims. The Institute grant recipient will inform the development of LGBTQ-specific domestic/intimate partner violence and dating violence prevention and intervention strategies, including screening and ongoing assessment that can be replicated in local victim services programs. The Institute will develop technical assistance, training, and resources, including emerging, promising, and best practices and guidelines, and information on evidence-informed, trauma-informed, and culturally-relevant programming to support LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities impacted by domestic violence.

The Institute will provide an array of training, expertise, problem-solving strategies, and other forms of technical assistance to federal, state, and local governments, tribes, tribal organizations, domestic violence service providers, community-based organizations, LGBTQ service providers, and other professionals and interested parties related to domestic/intimate partner and dating violence intervention and prevention services. The Institute will assess the needs of culturally-specific LGBTQ sub-populations and provide innovative, evidence-informed, and culturally-relevant approaches to serving these communities and it will expand partnerships and collaborations between domestic violence providers, LGBTQ-specific organizations, social service agencies, and public health organizations.

The Institute is part of a network of National, Special Issue, Culturally Specific, and Capacity Building Resource Centers providing leadership, training, technical assistance, resources, and support to programs and systems serving victims of domestic violence and their children.


Estimated Post Date: May 06, 2021
Estimated Application Due Date: Jul 06, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must provide documentation demonstrating experience working directly with LGBTQ victims of domestic/intimate partner and dating violence, and their children. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their experience in providing training and technical assistance to state domestic violence coalitions, local domestic violence programs, community-based organizations, and tribal programs to which assistance, outreach, information, and technical support will be provided under this grant program. Applicants must have advisory board representatives who are from domestic violence service programs that are geographically and culturally diverse and must demonstrate strong support of domestic violence services programs nationally. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

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Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 6, 2021