FVPSA American Rescue Plan Supplemental Funding
Grant Status Closed
The purpose of Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grant program is to provide shelter, temporary housing, supportive services, information and assistance to adult and youth victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence and their dependents. The FVPSA program has received supplemental funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. FVPSA is a program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Family and Youth Services Bureau, an office of the Administration for Children and Families.
The activities that will be supported by this solicitation include:
- Emergency Housing: Alternative emergency housing including hotels, motels and safe houses.
- Mobile Advocacy: Laptops, software, virtual meeting platforms and lease of vehicles for mobile advocacy.
- Supplies: PPE supplies, air purifiers, thermometers and rapid COVID-19 tests.
- Organizational Planning: Assessment of family violence agencies to prevent any future reoccurrence of COVID-19 within the shelter-based programs.
- Counseling: Counseling to victims including continued telehealth options.
- Youth Services: Services to provide for the emotional well-being for children.
- Legal Assistance: Civil legal assistance related to protective orders and evictions.
- Rental Assistance: Short-term rental, deposit, and utility assistance.
- Transportation: Costs associated with victims receiving treatment and gaining employment.
- Employee Retention: Hiring bonuses, retention payments, childcare and transportation subsidies and other costs incurred with the agency’s policies for the improvement of employer-employee relations, employee health and employee performance are allowable.
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. Nonprofit private organizations include faith-based and charitable organizations, community-based organizations, tribal organizations, and voluntary associations.
If selected, FVPSA grantees must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services and must adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal.
The award period for the most recent solicitation is: April 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
ICJI will give special emphasis to the support of community-based projects of demonstrated effectiveness that are carried out by nonprofit private organizations whose primary purpose is the operation of shelters for victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, and their dependents, or those organizations who provide counseling, advocacy, and self-help services to victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, and their dependents.
The following costs are unallowable and will not be supported by this program’s funding:
- Administrative costs over 10% of the total grant budget including time to complete FVPSA 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.
- Direct financial assistance to a client such as cash, gift cards, or checks.
- Moving costs for victims.
- Food and beverages except emergency food and beverages for victims.
- 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.
- Purchase of real estate.
- Physical modification to buildings including minor renovations (such as painting or carpeting).
- Purchase of vehicles.
- 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 here. This does not apply to units of government.
- 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. If the applicant elects to use the de minimis rate of 10% of modified total direct costs (MTDC), then you must provide a list of indirect costs and the calculation used to determine the amount charged.
- Sustainability Plan: Please attach a document detailing the Applicant’s plan to maintain the program once the grant fund period expires.
- Timeline: Please attach a timeline for the completion of the Project and/or expenditure of the grant funds.
- Letters of Endorsement: Please attach at least one letter of endorsement evidencing community support for the applicant’s FVPSA ARP program.
- Completed and signed EEOP certification.
- If applying for funds for personnel costs, attach the relevant job descriptions.
- If applicable, attach other requested information.
Subrecipients are required to submit programmatic reports based on their specified timeline. To submit a report via IntelliGrants, click the link below.
To assist subgrantees, ICJI's Victim Services Division conducted a webinar about the 2021/2022 FVPSA ARP RFP, which included a basic overview of the program, important highlights and what to know before applying.
TRAINING HUB: For additional webinars on topics ranging from grant writing tips to filling out the Subgrantee Basic Budget form, click here.
- 2021 Awards
Number of Awards: 20
Total Amount Awarded: $1,031,788
Organization County Award Amount Amani Family Services Allen $54,532 Center for Nonviolence, Inc. Allen $49,445 YWCA Northeast Indiana Allen $58,134 Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. Bartholomew $63,540 A Better Way Services, Inc. Delaware $67,740 Hope Springs Safe House, Incorporated Fountain $50,000 Prevail Inc. of Hamilton County Hamilton $40,671 Gary Commission for Women Lake $48,416 Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Incorporated Laporte $75,181 Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County Madison $57,542 Center for Victim and Human Right, Corp. Marion $60,000 Coburn Place SafeHaven II Inc. Marion $40,320 The Salvation Army Marion $19,876 Desert Rose Foundation, Inc. Morgan $37,200 The Caring Place Porter $58,240 Putnam County Family Support Services Putnam $30,000 Safe Passage, Inc. Ripley $50,040 Pro Bono Indiana, dba District 10 Pro Bono Project Statewide $71,240 Council on Domestic Abuse, Inc. Vigo $80,000 Prisoner & Community Together, Inc. Washington $19,670
- 2022 Awards
Number of Awards: 39
Total Amount Awarded: $2,972,063
Adams Wells Crisis Center
Amani Family Services
Center for Nonviolence, Inc.
YWCA Northeast Indiana
Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.
Mental Health America of Boone County
New Directions of Decatur County
A Better Way
Crisis Connection, Inc.
Floyd County Youth Services Bureau
The Center for Women and Families
Prevail Inc. of Hamilton County
Sheltering Wings Center for Women
Family Service Association of Howard County, Inc.
Jennings County Council on Domestic Violence
Children and Family Services, Corp
Kosciusko County Shelter for Abuse, Inc. DBA Beaman Home
Haven House, Inc.
Alternatives Incorporated of Madison County
Center for Victim and Human Right, Corp.
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
The Julian Center, Inc.
The Salvation Army
Middle Way House, Inc.
Community Service Center of Morgan County
Desert Rose Foundation, Inc.
Family Focus, Inc.
The Caring Place
Putnam County Family Support Services
Safe Passage, Inc.
Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County, Inc.
YWCA North Central Indiana
Lafayette Transitional Housing Center DBA LTHC Homeless Services
YWCA Greater Lafayette
Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Inc.
YWCA of Evansville, IN, Inc.
Council on Domestic Abuse, Inc.
Prisoner & Community Together, Inc.
- Past RFPs
For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the ICJI Helpdesk, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, except state holidays. ICJI is not responsible for technical issues with grant submission within 48 hours of grant deadline.