Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants: Capacity Building and Program Technical Assistance for Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Formula Grantees

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Discretionary Grant Program seeks one grantee to enhance and expand the capacity of FVPSA formula grantees – state FVPSA administrators and state/territory domestic violence coalitions.

For this grant program, one grantee 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 state or territory level.

The national training and technical assistance topics, and the identified formula grantee recipients of the intensive technical assistance, will be identified through:
formula grantee needs assessments; program monitoring by FVPSA staff; and the selected grantee’s internal processes for identifying needed topics and selected grantees.

The training and technical assistance will focus on programmatic and administrative functions to build the capacity of FVPSA formula grantees, 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 grantee will participate in ongoing coordination and collaboration with the FVPSA-funded resource centers, collectively known as the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN).
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Administration for Children & Families - ACYF/FYSB

Estimated Funding: $450,000

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Eligible entities to receive this discretionary grant under 42 U.S.C.

§10410 are private, nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, charitable or community-based organizations, and voluntary associations), a tribal organization, or a public or private nonprofit educational institution with 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 and state domestic violence service providers.

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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