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93.591 Family Violence Prevention and Services/State Domestic Violence Coalitions
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, as amended; Child Abuse Amendments of 1984, Title III, Public Law 98-457; Child Abuse Prevention, Adoption and Family Services Act of 1988, Title III, Public Law 100-294, as amended; Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Title IV, Public Law 103-322, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 10401; Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Amendments of 1996, Public Law 104-235; Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Title II, Public Law 106-836.
To provide funding for State* Domestic Violence Coalitions (Coalitions) to collaborate with States, tribes, localities, cities, and the private sector in connection with State and local planning to create and sustain an integrated service delivery approach that meets the needs of all victims, including adults and youth representing underserved communities, and racial and ethnic minority populations; to provide training and technical assistance to domestic violence programs and other direct service providers; to increase public awareness about the prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence; and to increase the quality and availability of immediate shelter and supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, and their dependents.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
State domestic violence coalitions may use funds under the Act to support a range of activities, including working with local domestic violence programs and providers of direct services to encourage appropriate responses to domestic violence within the State; working with judicial and law enforcement agencies to encourage appropriate responses to domestic violence cases and examine legal issues; working with family law judges, criminal court judges, Child Protective Services agencies, and children's advocates to develop appropriate responses to child custody and visitation issues in domestic violence cases as well as cases where domestic violence and child abuse are both present; conducting public education campaigns regarding domestic violence through the use of public service announcements and informative materials that are designed for print media, billboards, public transit advertising, electronic broadcast media, and other vehicles for information including information aimed at underserved racial, ethnic or language-minority populations; and participating in planning and monitoring the distribution of grants and grant funds within the State under Section 303(a) of the Act. (See CFDA 93.671, Family Violence Prevention and Services: Grants to State and Indian Tribes.)
Applicant Eligibility: To be eligible for a grant under this Section, an entity shall be a statewide nonprofit State Domestic Violence Coalition or territory.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not less than 10 percent of the amount available for grants will be made available to the State Domestic Violence Coalition in each of the 50 States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Grants for the combined U.S. Territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa shall not receive less than 1.5 percent of the funds appropriated for each fiscal year.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Each State Domestic Violence Coalition receiving amounts under this section shall submit an annual report to the Secretary describing the coordination, training and technical assistance, and public education services performed with the grant funds received and evaluating the effectiveness of those services.
Account Identification: 75-1536-0-1-506.
During fiscal year 2001, 53 grants were made to State Domestic Violence Coalitions for coordination, training, technical assistance, and public education activities. It is anticipated that 53 grants will be awarded in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
No regulations codified. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published December 10, 1993, at 45 CFR 1370.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Based on State and local priorities, Domestic Violence Coalitions determine the activities to be funded for training and technical assistance, public information and education, and coordination with other governmental systems in developing and improving comprehensive services.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Each State Domestic Violence Coalition will receive its respective share of funds if the application submitted meets the necessary requirements.