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Family Violence Prevention and Services Act

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act
OFFICE: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Status: Closed

The purpose of FVPSA is to prevent incidents of domestic and dating violence; and to provide immediate shelter, support services and access to community programs for victims and their dependents. This may include paying for the operating and administrative expenses of the facilities, or providing counseling, advocacy, and self-help services to victims and their dependents, to name a few. Eligible entities include local public agencies or nonprofit private organizations that assist victims of domestic or dating violence, and their dependents, and have a documented history of working effectively in this area.

In order to participate in the program, a non-federal match is required (either directly or through public or private donations) that is no less than 20% of the project cost. The non-federal contributions may be in cash or in kind. Additionally, FVPSA grantees must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services.


To assist subgrantees, ICJI's Victim Services Division conducted a webinar about the 2021 Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Grant, which included a basic overview of the program, important highlights and what to know before applying.

PowerPoint Presentation

Funding Breakdown

As the State Administering Agency, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is responsible for administering FVPSA funds. This dashboard reflects quarterly program report data as entered by subgrantees and may contain duplicated victim counts.