Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women"s Shelters_Discretionary Grants

To fund a wide range of discretionary activities for the purpose of preventing family violence; protecting victims and their dependents; improving the design, delivery, and coordination of services to address family violence; gathering information on the incidence of family violence; and increasing knowledge
and understanding of the issue through research, demonstration, and evaluation projects.

Specific sections in the Act authorize funding for such discretionary projects as the National Resource Centers; a national domestic violence hotline; public education and information activities; and research into the most effective programs for the prevention, identification, and treatment of family violence.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Discretionary grants may be made to public and private entities and may take the form of a competitive grant, a cooperative agreement, or a contract, depending on the statutory requirements.

Applicants must meet the program and administrative requirements specified in the appropriate Federal Register or Commerce Business Daily announcement.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Income Security/Social Service/Welfare.

Other public institution/organization: Income Security/Social Service/Welfare.

Federally Recognized lndian Tribal Governments: Income Security/Social Service/Welfare.

Profit organization: Income Security/Social Service/Welfare.

Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Income Security/Social Service/Welfare.

Quasi-public nonprofit institution/organization: Income Security/Social Service/Welfare.

Other private institutions/organizations: Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).

Native American Organizations (includes lndian groups, cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, associations): Income Security/Social Service/Welfare

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individual/Family; Child (6-15)

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must submit an application for approval by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Costs will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR Parts 74 for private nonprofit agencies and organizations; and in accordance with 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local, and Indian Tribal governments. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. All applications must contain standard forms 424 and 424A and all required certifications. Specific instructions are published via the Internet under the Forms section at the following website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/index.html.

Award Procedures

The Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, will make the final decision on all awards. Selection of applicants will be determined based on the review criteria published on the following website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/grants_fysb.html. Funds are awarded directly to grantees.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act as extended by the Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act 2009, Public Law 111-8, 42 U.S.C 10401-10421.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals (continuations), if authorized under the terms of the award, are awarded based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.

This program has no matching requirements.

This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects may vary from a 12-month project period to a 5-year project period depending on statutory and programmatic requirements. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92 and OMB Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal Awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Recipients are required to keep financial and program records necessary for program review and audit to ensure that funds have been expended in accordance with the statute, regulations, grant conditions, and administrative terms of the project funded.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1536-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 08 $12,645,598; FY 09 est $13,483,682; FY 10 est $13,483,682

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$25,000 to $3,290,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Marylouise Kelley Family and Youth Services Bureau
1250 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: marylouise.kelley@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202-401-5756 Fax: 202-401-5756

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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