Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women"s Shelters_Grants to States and In

To assist States and Indian Tribes in the prevention of family violence and the provision of immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: 234 grants were made to States and Indian Tribes for immediate shelter and related assistance.

Fiscal Year 2009: It is anticipated that 234 grants will be continued to States and Indian Tribes for immediate shelter and related assistance.

Fiscal Year 2010: It is anticipated that 234 grants will be awarded to States and Indian Tribes for immediate shelter and related assistance.


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

Fiscal Year 2008: 234 grants were made to States and Indian Tribes for immediate shelter and related assistance. Support continued for shelters in rural and underserved areas, special programs for children of victims of family violence, support for public awareness programs to break the cycle of violence, and demonstration of service models that address elder abuse. Fiscal Year 2009: 234 continuation grants will be made to States and Indian Tribes for immediate shelter and related assistance. Support continued for shelters in rural and underserved areas, special programs for children of victims of family violence, support for public awareness programs to break the cycle of violence, and demonstration of service models that address elder abuse. Fiscal Year 2010: 234 grants is anticipated to be made to States and Indian Tribes for immediate shelter and related assistance.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Federal funds are used by States for grants to local public agencies and nonprofit private organizations to prevent incidents of family violence and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance to victims of family violence.

States must give special emphasis to the support of community-based projects of demonstrated effectiveness carried out by nonprofit private organizations, particularly those projects where the primary purpose is to operate shelters for victims of family violence, and those which provide counseling, advocacy, and self-help services to victims and their children.

States and Indian Tribes may not impose an income eligibility standard on individuals receiving services supported by funds appropriated under this Act and Federal funds may not be used as direct payment to any victim of family violence.

No less than 70 percent of the funds distributed must be used for immediate shelter and related assistance, and no less than 25 percent for related assistance.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Income Security/Social Service/Welfare.

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

U.S.

Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Income Security/Social Service/Welfare

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; U.S. Territories; Individual/Family; Native American Organizations; Infant (0-5); Child (6-15); Youth (16-21)

Credentials/Documentation

States and Indian Tribes 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 and 92. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

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. Applications must be submitted to the Administration on Children, Youth and Families. No standard application forms are required. Specific instructions are published via the Internet at the following website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants.

Award Procedures

Formula grants are awarded directly to States, U.S. territories and insular areas, and eligible Indian Tribes.

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

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

See 45 CFR, Part 16, Procedures of the Department Appeals Board.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

This program has no matching requirements.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

State allocations must be (expended) by States and Indian tribes by the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the grant was received. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The Administration for Children and Families is required to submit a biennial Family Violence Prevention and Services Program Report to Congress.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Grantees are required to submit an annual Performance Progress Report within 90 days following the end of the fiscal year.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit 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.

Records

Grantees are required to maintain records documenting the purposes for which expenditures were made. Requirements are found in 45 CFR 74 and 92.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1536-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 08 $98,042,000; FY 09 est $102,221,000; FY 10 est $102,221,000 - In fiscal year 2008 - $85,800,000 (Shelter) and $12,300,000 (Tribal), In fiscal year 2009 - est $89,400,000 - (Shelter) and $12,800,000 (Tribal) and in fiscal year 2010 - est. $89,400,000 (Shelter) and $12,800,000 (Tribal).

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

States: 718,710 to $7,204,366; Indian Tribes:$20,332 to $2,013,157.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations codified in 45 CFR 1300. Final Rulemaking was published February 22, 1996, at 45 CFR 1370.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Marylouise Kelley 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: marylouise.kelly@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202-401-5756

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Each State and eligible jurisdiction, including eligible federally-recognized Indian Tribes, will receive its respective share of funds if the application submitted meets the necessary requirements.



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