Federal Budget and Appropriations

Increase Federal Support for Nonprofit Services and Programs

YWCA is on the front lines of communities, strengthening the pillars of economic security for women and families and meeting their needs in moments of crisis. Every day, we see first-hand the critical difference that federal funding for housing, childcare, domestic violence, workforce development, and other services makes in communities served by YWCAs.

Faced with ongoing and increased demand for services, YWCA urges Congress to provide robust levels of federal funding for programs and services that:

  • Support survivors and prevent gender-based violence particularly through the:

    • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), particularly VAWA’s Transitional Housing program

    • Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA)

  • Stabilize and increase child care accessibility specifically through the:

    • Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

    • Early Head Start and Head Start

  • Increase access to emergency and transitional housing, specifically through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

    • Continuum of Care program, including the Gender-based violence set-aside

    • Emergency Solutions Grant