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.