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Family Violence and Prevention Services Act (FVPSA)

Grants to Alabama Nonprofits and Agencies
to Prevent Domestic and Dating Violence

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) - Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety (LETS) Division

Deadline Date:

01/18/19 3:00 PM CST Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $35,000 to Alabama nonprofit organizations and local public agencies to prevent domestic and dating violence to youth, adults, and dependent victims. Funding is intended for organizations that will provide immediate shelter and supportive services with the goal of preventing future incidents.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety (LETS) Division is seeking applicants who are capable of preventing the following: incidents of family, domestic, and/or dating violence to adult, youth, and dependent victims by providing immediate shelter and supportive services in an effort to prevent future incidents.

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) provides the primary Federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their dependents. Enacted by Congress in 1984, FVPSA is intended to help states: raise public awareness about domestic violence, prevent its occurrence, and create, maintain, and expand services to victims of domestic violence and their dependents.

FVPSA grant funds were the first dollars appropriated at the Federal level to assist states in responding to and preventing incidents of family violence, and it continues to be the primary source of dedicated funding for domestic violence shelters and support services. FVPSA funds are designed to assist states in their efforts to support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects: 1) to prevent incidents of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence; 2) to provide immediate shelter, supportive services, and access to community-based programs for victims of family violence, domestic violence or dating violence, and their dependents ; and 3) to provide specialized services for children exposed to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, underserved populations (45 CFR § 1370.10(a)).

Funds awarded shall be used to provide shelter, supportive services, or prevention services to adult and youth victims of family violence, domestic violence, and/or dating violence. The following is a listing of generally allowable costs associated with the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act in accordance with Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 10408:

-Immediate Shelter and Related Supportive Services
-Operating and Administrative Expenses
-Individual and Group Counseling
-Peer Support Groups
-Information and Referral Services
-Prevention Services and Campaigns
-Training and Technical Assistance Services
-Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
-Services for Children Exposed to Family Violence, Domestic Violence, and/or Dating Violence
-Personal Advocacy
-Case Management Services
-Legal/Medical Advocacy
-Transportation Services
-Child Care
-Job Training and Employment Services
-Financial Planning
-Financial Literacy Services
-Economic Empowerment Services
-Parenting and Education Services

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183761

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount that an applicant can request is for $35,000.00. Agencies should keep in mind that the funding request should be based on need, ability to meet the match requirement, and the ability to sustain requested funding level into future years.

Term of Contract:

The project period will start April 1, 2019 and will end September 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible for FVPSA funds, an organization must be a local public agency, or a nonprofit private organization, that assists victims of family violence, domestic violence, and/or dating violence, and their dependents. Eligible entities can also be classified as faith-based organizations, community- based organizations, tribal organizations, and voluntary associations. The applying organization must have a documented history of effective work concerning family violence, domestic violence, and/or dating violence.

The following services, activities, and costs, although not exclusive, cannot be supported with FVPSA funds at the subgrantee level:
-Direct Financial Payments to Victims or Their Dependents
-Construction
-Land Acquisition
-Compensation for Federal Employees
-Travel of Federal Employees
-Bonuses or Commissions
-Costs of Preparing Proposals for Potential Subgrants
-Military-Type Equipment
-Lobbying Activities
-Fund Raising
-Corporate Formation
-Imputed Interest
-Other Additional Costs Deemed Unallowable by ADECA

Pre-Application Information:

All proposals must be received no later than 3:00 PM CST on January 18, 2019.

As a condition to receive FVPSA funding, all recipients must provide at least 20% cash or in-kind match from non-Federal sources. Cash contributions represent an applicant's cash amount, including non-Federal money contributed by public agencies, private organizations, and individuals.

In-kind contributions are the value of something received or provided that does not have a cost associated with it. In-kind match may include donations of expendable equipment, office supplies, workshop or classroom materials, work space, or the monetary value of time contributed by professionals; technical personnel, and other skilled and unskilled labor, if the services they provide are an integral and necessary part of a funded project. Donated time from board members or paid staff cannot be used as in-kind match.

A combination of cash and in-kind match may be used; however, once the budget is approved, the combination of match cannot be changed during the course of the grant period.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Direct questions to:
Chris Murphy, Human Services Program Supervisor
(334) 242-5885
Chris.Murphy@adeca.alabama.gov

Submit proposals by mail to:

ADECA - LETS Division
P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103-5690

Submit proposals by courier to:

ADECA – LETS Division
Mailroom 404
401 Adams Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama