Information on the S.T.O.P. Violence against Women Act (VAWA)


  Purpose Areas
       Projects in fourteen federal purpose areas include
  • Comprehensive training projects (especially multi-disciplinary training).
  • Specialized units such as programs in law enforcement or district attorneys' offices.
  • Projects developing protocols, policies, and evaluation mechanisms.
  • Projects developing data collection and communication systems.
  • Sexual assault and domestic violence victim services programs.
  • Projects concerning stalking; projects designed for Native American women.
  • Projects addressing the needs of older, disabled, and other underserved women.
  • Projects supporting statewide multidisciplinary efforts; training of sexual assault forensic medical personnel.
  • Assistance for domestic violence and sexual assault victims with immigration matters.
 

Eligibility

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    Offices and agencies of the State of Colorado government
  • Units of local government
  • Nonprofit, non-governmental victim services programs
  • Indian tribal governments
  • Faith based organizations within the state of Colorado are eligible
 
 
Funding Cycle

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    Federal VAWA funds are distributed through the Crime Victim Services Advisory Board. 
  • Grants are awarded for a two year period of time.
  • The next grant application will be released in January 2016 for 2017 and 2018.
  • More information may be found by clicking here.
 
Grant Amounts

  • The amount of money available fluctuates from year to year depending on the amount awarded by Congress. The total amount available for distribution each year has been approximately 1.8-1.9 million.
  •  At least 25% of all awarded dollars must be allocated to law enforcement activities;
  • 25% to prosecution activities
  • 30% to victim services activities (of which 10% must be for culturally specific community based organizations)
  • 5% to courts and court related activities
  
Fund Source

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    All applicants, other than non-profit, non-government victim services agencies, must provide 25% non-federal cash or in-kind match.
  • Non-profit, non-governmental victim services agencies are encouraged to voluntarily provide match.
 



 Requirements

  • All applicants, other than non-profit, non-government victim services agencies, must provide 25% non-federal cash or in-kind match.
  • Non-profit, non-governmental victim services agencies are encouraged to voluntarily provide match.
 

 

How to Apply

  • The application process for CVS Funding for CY2015-2016 is closed.
  • Materials related to the funding process may be found here
  • The next funding process will be January 2016 for 2017-2018 awards.