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STOP Formula Grant Program

Grants to USA States and Territories to
Respond to Violent Crimes Against Women

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U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Deadline Date:

05/08/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA states and territories to prevent, identify, and respond to violent crimes affecting women. Applicants must create or verify the required registrations at least three weeks in advance of the application deadline. Funding is intended to help communities throughout the nation better respond to crimes such as domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and gender-based assault.

In FY 2019, OVW is interested in supporting the priority areas identified below. In shaping their strategies for FY 2019, OVW encourages states and territories to develop and support projects that:
1. Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety.
2. Increase the response to victims of human trafficking.
3. Include substance abuse professionals in a coordinated community response to VAWA crimes and increase victim access to substance abuse services.
4. Increase efforts to combat stalking.

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154261

Number of Grants:

OVW will make a maximum of 56 awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

By statute, of the amount appropriated for the STOP Formula Grant Program, OVW will award a base amount of $600,000 to each state and territory. Funds remaining after the allocated base amount will be distributed among the states and territories according to population.

Term of Contract:

The award period is 24 months. Generally, the award period will start on July 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible entities for this program are limited to any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Specifically, only the designated state office may apply

OVW does not fund activities that jeopardize victim safety, deter or prevent physical or emotional healing for victims, or allow offenders to escape responsibility for their actions.

Research projects are out of the program scope, and they will not be supported by this program’s funding. (This does not include program assessments conducted only for internal improvement purposes.)

The activities listed below are unallowable, and costs for them must not be supported with grant funds.
1. Lobbying, except with explicit statutory authorization
2. Fundraising
3. Purchase of real property
4. Physical modifications to buildings, including minor renovations (such as painting or carpeting)
5. Construction

Generally, food and beverage costs are not allowable.

Pre-Application Information:

To receive an award, all applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number, and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM). To avoid any delays in receiving an award, applicants should obtain a DUNS Number and register online with SAM immediately, but no later than, April 16, 2019.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on May 8, 2019.

OVW anticipates notifying all applicants of funding decisions by October 1, 2019.

There is a 25 percent match requirement imposed on grant funds under this program. A grant made under this program may not cover more than 75 percent of the total costs of the projects being funded. Subgrants to victim service providers for victim services can be excluded from the total costs. For a subgrant to qualify under this exclusion, the recipient must be an organization that is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax exempt organization described in section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code (unless it is a tribal governmental organization or a governmental rape crisis center not in a territory). Subgrants to tribes can also be excluded from the total costs. The applicant must identify the source of the 25 percent non-federal portion of the budget and how match funds will be used. Applicants may satisfy the required match with either cash or in-kind services.

In addition, victim service providers and tribes cannot be required to provide match. Such victim service providers must have IRS 501(c)(3) status (unless they are tribal governmental organizations or governmental rape crisis centers not in territories).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online through the Grants Management System (GMS):

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, email OVW at Alternatively, interested parties may call OVW at (202) 307-6026.

For financial questions, contact 1-888-514-8556 or, and for technical support, contact the OVW GMS Support at 1-866-655-4482.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)