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Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women's Shelters_Discretionary Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Purpose of this program:

To fund a wide range of discretionary activities for the purpose of preventing family violence; protecting victims and their dependents; improving the design, delivery, and coordination of services to address family violence; gathering information on the incidence of family violence; and increasing knowledge and understanding of the issue through research, demonstration, and evaluation projects. Specific sections in the Act authorize funding for such discretionary projects as the National Resource Centers; a national domestic violence hotline; public education and information activities; and research into the most effective programs for the prevention, identification, and treatment of family violence.