House Bill 2119
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021
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Passed House on Oct 26, 2021
Overview
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Introduced
Mar 23, 2021
Latest Action
Oct 27, 2021
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The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2119
Congress
117
Policy Area
Families
Families
Primary focus of measure is child and family welfare, services, and relationships; marriage and family status; domestic violence and child abuse. Measures concerning public assistance programs or aging may fall under Social Welfare policy area.
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House Votes (2)
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Passed
October 26, 2021
Type
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021

This bill modifies, expands, and reauthorizes through FY2026 the Family Violence and Prevention Services program, which funds emergency shelters and supports related assistance for victims of domestic violence.

Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants and enter cooperative agreements with state and tribal domestic violence coalitions, and community-based organizations, to support prevention services. Depending on the type of organization, grant recipients must use funding to (1) provide technical assistance; (2) promote evidence-informed prevention strategies; (3) implement coordinated, community responses to reduce risk factors for family violence; and (4) develop prevention partnership strategies, among other uses.

Further, HHS must award specified grants to organizations that provide population-specific services in underserved communities and to community-based organizations that provide culturally specific domestic violence services to racial and ethnic minority groups. The bill also establishes a grants program for tribal domestic violence coalitions to support the provision of local, tribal, family domestic or dating violence services and requires HHS to award a grant for the administration of a hotline dedicated to serving Indians affected by domestic violence.

In addition, the bill modifies certain program-wide definitions; changes the requirements for specified grant applications, eligibility criteria, and use of funds; and makes other technical revisions.

Text (4)
October 26, 2021
September 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
Amendments (3)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (2)
Oct 26, 2021
Not Agreed to in House
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Sponsorship
House Amendment 135
Amendments en bloc No. 2 comprised of amendments numbered 3 and 7, printed in Part B of House Report 117-137.
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Oct 26, 2021
Agreed to in House
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Sponsorship
House Amendment 134
Amendments en bloc No. 1 comprised of amendments numbered 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8, printed in Part B of House Report 117-137.
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Record Created
Mar 24, 2021 7:12:11 AM
Record Updated
Mar 3, 2022 11:41:37 PM