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ODPS | Office of Criminal Justice Services Grants

STOP Violence Against Women Act Grant Program (VAWA)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program funds projects that assist units of local government develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies and services to combat crimes against women.


            • See OCJS Grants Calendar for application and submission timeline
            • Project Period: January - December
            • All projects must have an organization or subgrantee that will serve as the fiduciary agent and assume overall responsibility for the grant. Eligible subgrantees include:
                        • A unit of local government or council of governments. A unit of local government has the legislative autonomy, jurisdiction, and authority to act in certain circumstances. Units of local government include a city, county, township, or village. If two or more jointly apply, they must designate one body to take the lead role and identify that agency's fiscal officer; or
                        • State agencies, state-supported universities; or
                        • Statewide and local nonprofit or faith-based associations. Projects implemented by courts, law enforcement agencies, and mental health boards may not act as their own subgrantee.
                        • Cash match: Local 25% cash and/or in-kind match.

Funding Areas

            • Law enforcement and prosecution training (VA1)
            • Hiring law enforcement and prosecution staff (VA2)
            • Law enforcement and prosecution policy development (VA3)
            • Data collection and communication systems (VA4)
            • Victim service and visitation programs (VA5)
            • Stalking programs (VA6)

Federal Funding Chart

VAWA Implementation Plan

Archived Request for Proposals


VAWA Culturally Specific Set-Aside


Archived Recommended for Funding Lists


VAWA Culturally Specific Set-Aside


VAWA Reporting Requirements

VAWA Forms