The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). Created in 1995, OVW implements VAWA and subsequent legislation as well as provides national leadership on issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking.
- Activities supported by the VAWA Grant Program are determinized by statute, federal regulations, and OVW policies. If an applicant receives and award, the funded project is bound by the provisions of this solicitation, the OVW Financial Guide, any updates to the Financial Guide, and the conditions of the recipient’s award.
- Grant funds under the victim services grant program may not be used for any unauthorized purposes, including but not limited to the following activities:
- Research Projects, or
- Building Renovations.
- Any award made pursuant to this solicitation is dependent upon the receipt and availability of federal grant awards and any requirements or conditions attached thereto.
- Awards are limited to agencies that work to combat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking and are operated by a public agency, a nonprofit organization, or a combination of such agencies or organizations in order to be eligible to receive S.T.O.P. These organizations include but are not limited to: sexual assault and rape treatment centers, domestic violence programs and shelters, community-based organizations, prosecution units, courts, law enforcement units, and universities. Some examples of such organizations include, but are not limited to the following:
- Criminal Justice Agencies
- Victim Service Organizations
- Culturally Specific Organizations
- Community-Based Organizations
- Population Specific Organizations
- Rape Crisis Centers
- Religiously-Affiliated Organizations
- Applicants are limited to non-profit, non-governmental, or local government agencies located in Georgia that received FY2021 VAWA awards and that provide services to victims or hold offenders accountable through prosecution, courts, or law enforcement activities. Crimes addressed by S.T.O.P. VAWA are limited to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking.
- Applicant agencies should be certified and eligible to receive Local Victim Assistance Program (LVAP) 5% funds. Agencies without certification may apply for funding; however, if funding is awarded the agency will have to complete certification requirements prior to receiving an award.
For more information, visit https://cjcc.georgia.gov/grants/funding-opportunities/current-grant-opportunities