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Violence Against Women Act Program

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is established under Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The S.T.O.P. (Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program authorizes financial assistance to states for developing and strengthening effective law enforcement, prosecution, court, and victim services projects in cases primarily involving violent crimes against adult women. Applicants are required to provide a 25 percent cash match, to the federal awards. Non-profit victim services organizations and tribal entities and organizations are exempt from match requirements.

VAWA grants have few program or funding restrictions for grants once they meet the basic federal program criteria. However, VAWA program funds must be used for grant programs exclusively designed for, or focused on, services or projects for persons over the age of eleven. To learn more about the VAWA grant program, please click the Application Guidelines and Procedures link below. Please note that VAWA funds cannot be used for firearms, or the purchase or lease of vehicles.

The application process for this grant is now CLOSED.
You may click on the links below to learn more about this program.
If you have any questions regarding victim services grants please
click here for the points of contact list.




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