The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Discretionary Grant Program seeks applications to enhance and expand the capacity of FVPSA formula grant recipients–state FVPSA administrators, tribal FVPSA recipients, and state/territory domestic violence coalitions.
For this grant
program, one awardee 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 tribal, state, or territory level.
The national training and technical assistance topics, and the identified formula grant recipients of the intensive technical assistance, will be identified through formula grant recipient needs assessments; program monitoring by FVPSA staff; and the selected awardee's internal processes for identifying needed topics and selecting formula grant recipients.
The training and technical assistance will focus on programmatic and administrative functions to build the capacity of FVPSA formula grant recipients, 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 awardee will also actively work to connect FVPSA formula grant recipients with appropriate technical assistance and resources of best practices from FVPSA-funded resource and capacity building centers.
The awardee will participate in ongoing coordination and collaboration with the FVPSA-funded resource centers, collectively known as the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN).