Funding Sources

DVP funding is compiled from five sources.


The Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund - Colorado taxpayers elect to make donations through their state income tax returns refunds to the CDAF. 


The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) - this is largest source of funding administered by the DVP.  These funds sustain community-based programs and provide crucial crisis intervention services to victims and their families.


The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - due to the large number of victims of domestic violence who rely on TANF services for their self-sufficiency, the DVP manages a portion of Colorado's block grant to provide services to victims striving for safety and economic freedom.


Heirloom Marriage Certificates - A portion of the $50 fee for each heirloom certificate issued is distributed to the DVP from the vital Records Section of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).  DVP distributes this money to domestic violence crisis centers.


Marriage License and Divorce Fees - A portion of the fees collected from marriage licenses and divorce filings are directed to the DVP which is then distributed to domestic violence crisis centers.