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2 Violence Against Women Act Passed in 1994 by Congress in recognition of the severity of crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

3 Mission The Office on Violence Against Women provides federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

4 3 formula-based 18 discretionary Funding Streams

5 VAWA Formula Grants To states and territories 25% law enforcement 25% prosecution 30% victim services 5% courts STOP Coalitions determined by HHS and CDC Coordination of state victim services activities STATE COALITIONS To states, territories State and territorial sexual assault coalitions Tribal Coalitions Tribes Culturally specific organizations SASP

6 VAWA Discretionary Grants Campus Community- Defined Solutions Children Exposed to Violence Court Training and Improvements Program Culturally and Linguistically Specific (CLSSP) SASP- culturally specific Disabilities Engaging Men and Youth Elder Abuse Legal Assistance for Victims RuralYouth Services Supervised Visitation STEP Transitional Housing Tribal Governments Tribal CoalitionsTribal SASP

7 Funded Activities Direct services Legal assistance Training Crisis intervention Prevention education Transitional housing Law enforcement Court improvement

8 Specific populations Rural Women in Later Life Culturally and linguistically specific Children and youth College and university campuses Tribal People with disabilities

9 OVW grant recipients States and Territories Tribal Governments Units of local government Courts Non-profits, victim services organizations State and Territorial Coalitions Tribal Coalitions Community- based programs Institutions of Higher Education

10 STATES, TERRITORIES, UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT Abuse in Later Life Disabilities Community-Defined Solutions Rural Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation Transitional Housing Children and Youth Exposed to Violence

11 TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS Abuse in Later Life Disabilities Community-Defined Solutions Legal Assistance for Victims Rural Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation Transitional Housing Grants to Tribal Governments Children and Youth Exposed to Violence Youth Services

12 NON-PROFITS Abuse in Later Life Disabilities Engaging Men and Youth Legal Assistance for Victims Rural SASP- Culturally Specific Transitional Housing Children and Youth Exposed to Violence Court Training and Improvement Youth Services

13 STATE AND TERRITORIAL COALITIONS Abuse in Later Life Disabilities Engaging Men and Youth Legal Assistance for Victims Rural State Coalitions Program Transitional Housing Children and Youth Exposed to Violence

14 COURTS Community-Defined Solutions Court Training and Improvement Program

15 COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services Children and youth exposed to violence Engaging Men and Youth Youth Services

16 Priorities Prevention Sexual Assault Underserved Communities

17 GRANT WRITING TIPS 1.Read the Solicitation.2.Start Your Application As Early As Possible.3.Call the Office If You Have Questions.4.Defer to the Office’s Interpretation of Its Program.5.Submit All Requested Documentation, Including Signatures from Appropriate Officials.6.Collaborate With Other Community Stakeholders.7.Make Your Community/Organization Stand Out.8.Remember that Applications are Scored by Peer Reviewers.9.Utilize Your Resources Fully.10.Don’t Be Discouraged.

18 Other Tips Check our website for new funding opportunities

19 QUESTIONS QUESTIONS?


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