HHS – Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Their Children *Forecast* (2020)

This is a forecasted opportunity. It is estimated to post on March 20, 2020 and be due on May 19, 2020.

This grant opportunity will fund demonstration projects to expand their capacity to prevent future domestic violence by addressing the needs of children exposed to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence.

Helpful resources

  • What is a forecasted grant? Some agencies, like HHS, make it easy to learn about “forecasted” grants, or potential funding opportunities. Grant-making agencies, pending budgetary and discretionary spending approvals and federal agency program decisions, often offer previews of their planned funding opportunities. You can read our guide on forecasted grants here.
  • A very similar discretionary grant was posted in 2016 – the Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grant Specialized Services to Abused Parents and Their Children and Expanding Services to Children, Youth, and Abused Parents. Profiles of successful grantees are linked here.

Grant information

Funding Title: Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants: Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Their Children (Demonstration Projects)

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children & Families

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2020-ACF-ACYF-EV-1812

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: Check back in March when the grant is projected to post for more information. Legal services have been funded by a very similar discretionary grant in 2016 and it is likely that they will be eligible to be funded again.

In 2016, HHS announced the Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grant Specialized Services to Abused Parents and Their Children and Expanding Services to Children, Youth, and Abused Parents. The Domestic Violence Action Center in Hawaii was a successful grantee and provided legal services legal representation in Family Court matters, pertaining to custody, divorce, paternity, restraining or post-decree actions.

Target Population: Children whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorders and other substance use disorders and their guardians

Expected Number of Awards: 24

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $16,500,000

Award Ceiling: $375,000

Award Floor: $300,000

How to Apply: Check back in November when the opportunity is posted.

Current Closing Date for Applications: It is estimated to post on March 20, 2020 and be due on May 19, 2020.

Eligible Applicants: The following entities are eligible if they have a demonstrated record of serving victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence and their children:

  • Local agencies
  • Nonprofit private organizations (including faith-based and charitable organizations, community-based organizations, and voluntary associations)
  • Tribal organizations

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link

Contact Information: Contact Kenya Fairley, (202) 690-6898, kenya.fairley@acf.hhs.gov for more information



Categories: Children, Department of Health and Human Services, Express Language for Legal Aid, Family, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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