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What Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters Need to Know About the Government Shutdown

Congress and the White House are at an impasse in their negotiations about funding the federal government, and a speedy resolution is not expected.

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Although parts of the government are currently shut down due to the gap in appropriations, the Office on Violence Against Women remains open this week. We recommend you reach out to your program manager as soon as possible to ascertain what you should do at the current time. The Office on Violence Against Women is still accepting applications for solicitations that are currently open, so please submit your proposals by the due date in the request for proposals. No extensions will be granted due to the shutdown.

 

The shutdown does not impact all federal agencies and grant programs. Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grants are not affected by the shutdown, nor are other grants from the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence will remain in close contact with Congress and federal agencies throughout the shutdown, and we hope for a speedy resolution to this situation.

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Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at 9:40 AM
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