Family Violence Prevention, Treatment and Public Awareness Grants

Current FACT Grants

Leadership for Empowerment and Abuse Prevention (LEAP) – Certified Center for Abuse Prevention and Safety (C-CAPS)

In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health, FACT will make awards of up to $10,000 each for two Disability Support Agencies who are interested in becoming a LEAP Certified Center for Abuse Prevention and Safety. The project period is August 1, 2023- July 31, 2024.

As part of the VCU Partnership for People with Disabilities, LEAP is an evidence-based project that teaches adults with IDD about healthy relationships. The training takes place in four face-to-face 90-minute sessions that are taught by a trainer with a disability and a co-trainer.

Problematic Sexual Behavior Project

FACT has allocated funding for Phase II of the Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) Project. You can find more about Phase I of the PSB Project here. Throughout the first year of Phase II, our contractor will work in collaboration with the FACT PSB Advisory Workgroup to develop a 3-day Train the Trainer curriculum and a toolkit for Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT) who respond to these cases locally. This curriculum will be based on the guidance document developed during Phase I.

During the second year of Phase II, three pilot communities will be selected to receive the train-the-trainer program by four MDT members. Each training will be conducted by 2-3 professional trainers from different professional backgrounds and have 12 attendees. Attendees will learn best practice responses, skills for implementation, as well as how to present the community response to PSB material to their community.

Emergency Grants Project

The FACT Board of Trustees understands the interconnection of poverty and trauma and how it is more important than ever to support families in whatever way possible. That is why they established the FACT Emergency Fund. FACT recognizes that there has been substantial financial support provided by the federal government to states and localities to meet some of these needs, however those funds are restricted to specific issues like housing and food. The FACT Emergency Fund previously allowed established Trauma Informed Community Networks (TICNs) to apply for small financial awards to be distributed to families for the many financial crises that don’t qualify for government support. You can find more about the Emergency Grants Project here.

Previous FACT Grants

In the past FACT has given direct service grants and systems/community change grants. Summaries of past projects can be found below. This includes programs that offer supports such as parenting education classes, shelter services, outreach and counseling services, services for children exposed to domestic violence, family violence fatality teams, child visitation centers, volunteer court advocacy programs, and elderly support services.