Federal Funding Available to Support Domestic Violence Victims, Families

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – November 1, 2022 – The Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) announced that applications are being accepted for emergency shelter and supportive services for domestic violence victims and their dependents through the 2023 Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) starting today.


Funding will support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects that:

  • prevent incidents of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence.
  • provide immediate shelter, supportive services, and access to community-based programs for victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence and their dependents.
  • provide specialized services for children exposed to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, underserved populations, and victims who are members of racial and ethnic minority populations.

Eligible applicants are community-based, non-profit organizations who provide emergency shelter and/or supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence and their dependents.

OCJS released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the FVPSA grant today. The RFP is also available on the OCJS website at https://www.ocjs.ohio.gov/solicitations.stm. For information regarding eligibility, application requirements, and instructions on how to apply, please access the RFP.

A voluntary Bidders Training webinar will take place Nov. 10 from 10-11:30 a.m. The training will provide information helpful for both the application preparation and review process. Please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1957842507283053583  to complete the registration.

All awards will be for a year of funding, operating from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. 

The funding will be administered by OCJS, a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.ocjs.ohio.gov.