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Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Grant program
Funding: Indiana General Assembly, IC 5-2-6.7

Status: Closed

The Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment (DVPT) Grant program was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1992 to support Indiana’s domestic violence centers, offer domestic violence training for service providers and expand services to treat and prevent domestic violence. As the state administering agency, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is responsible for administering DVPT funds.

An entity is eligible to receive funding if it furnishes, agrees to furnish, or arranges with a third party to furnish all the following services:

  1. Emergency shelter provided either at the center or by arrangement at temporary residential facilities available in the community, that is available to a person who fears domestic or family violence.
  2. A 24-hour telephone system to provide crisis assistance to a person threatened by domestic or family violence.
  3. Emergency transportation services, if necessary, to aid victims of domestic or family violence.
  4. Information, referral, and victim advocacy services in the areas of health care assistance, social and mental health services, family counseling, job training and employment opportunities, legal assistance, and counseling for dependent children.
  1. Support the operations and service delivery of residential and nonresidential domestic violence programs statewide.  These activities include:
    • Providing emergency shelter. Shelter may be provided either at a residential facility or by arrangement at temporary residential facilities available in the community.
    • Providing 24-hour crisis intervention, information and referral, support and advocacy.
    • Providing emergency transportation services.
    • Providing information, referral, and victim services in the areas of housing, health care advocacy, social and mental health services, family counseling, job training and employment opportunities, and legal assistance and counseling for dependents.
    • Retaining and/or expanding agency staffing to support program activities.
    • Providing organizational management and infrastructure support. Activities may include, but are not limited to: governance, internal controls and policies, compliance and monitoring, fiscal management, and human resources. No more than twenty percent (20%) of an applicant’s total requested grant funds may be allocated toward providing organizational management and infrastructure support.
  2. Expand basic domestic violence services to underserved and unserved communities.  Basic services may be provided by shelters, satellite offices operated by an existing program, and/or non-residential service providers who provide advocacy services.
  3. Develop and establish a primary prevention initiative that addresses risk and protective factors related to domestic violence.
    • Primary prevention initiatives are defined as a systematic process that promote safe and healthy environments and behaviors, primary prevention strategies seek to prevent first-time perpetration or victimization, (i.e., teen dating violence, healthy relationships). The CDC Technical Packages for Violence Prevention can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pub/technical-packages.html.
  4. Develop and establish training programs for professionals, paraprofessionals, or volunteers who are engaged in the areas related to the prevention or intervention of domestic violence. Training includes training others in the community as well as staff and volunteer training.
  5. Develop a coordinated effort to address the system response to domestic violence.  A system response can include:
    • Collaboration with local or statewide agencies and organizations that interface with survivors.
    • Providing technical assistance to agencies that work with survivors.
    • Participating or collaborating with a local task force, commission or advisory council to address domestic violence.
  6. Increase organizational capacity through meeting data collection and technology needs.
  7. Provide emergency one-time flexible funding to support survivors’ immediate financial needs. Emergency financial assistance is defined as financial assistance not to exceed $500 per client that assists survivors with re/establishing their lives free of domestic violence. This may include but is not limited to rental assistance, utility deposits, car repairs, phone costs. A maximum of $10,000 per agency may be requested for emergency financial assistance and supporting documentation will be required for reimbursement.
  8. Provide or coordinate language access services for victims/survivors of domestic violence. Language access allows for people with limited English proficiency to use and benefit from a wide range of services. Any organization that receives funding is required to provide language access to its services. Types of language access services include in-person (face-to-face) interpreting, remote (telephone & video) interpreting, and document translation.
  1. Administrative costs over 10% of the total grant budget including time to complete DVPT required time and attendance sheets and programmatic documentation, reports, and required statistics; administrative time to collect and maintain satisfaction surveys and needs assessments used to improve services delivery within the FVPSA funded project; and the prorated share of audit costs,
  2. Direct financial assistance to a client such as cash, gift cards, or checks
  3. Food and beverages except emergency food and beverage for victims
  4. Lobbying
  5. Fundraising (including financial campaigns, endowment drives, solicitation of gifts and bequests, and similar expenses incurred solely to raise capital or obtain contributions) and time spent procuring funding including completing federal and state funding applications
  6. Purchase of real estate
  7. Construction
  8. Physical modification to buildings, including minor renovations (such as painting or carpeting)
  9. Vehicles
  10. Overtime is allowed but to claim the increased rate, there must be a separate line item in the budget that includes the overtime rate of pay.
  1. Total Agency Budget – If the applicant agency is a nonprofit, nongovernmental entity, please complete and upload a “Subgrantee Basic Budget (non-profit Applicant budget form)”. Be sure to complete both the Organizational tab and the Employee tab. The form can be found on the ICJI website here (non-profit applicant budget). This does not apply to units of government.
  2. Indirect Cost Rate – If the applicant agency has a federally approved indirect cost rate, ICJI will accept this rate. You must provide ICJI with a copy of the approval letter showing the rate and effective date.
  3. Sustainability Plan – Please attach a document detailing the Applicant’s plan to maintain the program once the grant fund period expires.
  4. Timeline – Please attach a timeline for the completion of the Project and/or expenditure of the grant funds.
  5. Letters of Endorsement - Please attach at least one letter of endorsement evidencing community support for the Applicant’s program.
  6. Miscellaneous
    • If applying for personnel, attach job descriptions.
    • If applicable, attach other requested information.

Webinar Training

This training walks subgrantees through Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Grant program RFP and application process. The training addresses common reporting mistakes and solutions. At the end of the training, subgrantees had the opportunity to ask questions relevant to the application process and program, in general.
PowerPoint Presentation

Funding Breakdown

This dashboard reflects quarterly program report data as entered by subgrantees and may contain duplicated victim counts.