FY2021 FVPSA American Rescue Plan Supplemental Funding Program Instructions
The Family and Youth Services Bureau recently awarded $200 million to support the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program grantees. This funding will provide 296 supplemental grant awards that will reach states/territories, tribes, state domestic violence coalitions, national resource centers, Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Children grantees, and national hotlines. Funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), these programs make immediate crisis intervention and safety planning services available to victims of domestic violence nationwide; reduce the prevalence of domestic violence in geographically isolated Alaskan Native villages; and promote resiliency and healing for children exposed to domestic violence.
By addressing domestic violence as a public health epidemic, FVPSA’s reach is broad and changes lives. Each year, FVPSA-funded state and tribal programs serve more than 1.3 million victims and their dependents and respond to 2.7 million crisis calls; with these supplemental funds, FVPSA grant programs will be able to provide critical supports to even more families all across the country.