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STOP (Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program
OFFICE: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women | CFDA: 16.588 – Violence Against Women Formula Grants

Status: Closed

The STOP (Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program encourages partnerships between law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and victim services organizations to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable in cases of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The goal of the grant program is to develop and strengthen law enforcement, prosecution and court strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services, including community-based and culturally specific services.

Although there are a variety of purpose areas (outlined in the request for proposal), priority will be given to projects that work to; reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety; increase the response to victims of human trafficking; include substance abuse professionals in a coordinated community response to VAWA crimes (domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking); and increase victim access to substance abuse services; and increase efforts to combat stalking.

The following entities are eligible for the STOP formula grant program:

  • State agencies
  • Units of local government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Faith-based organizations

If selected, STOP grantees must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being provided services, and must adhere to all of the requirements outlined in the request for proposal. There is a 25% match required to participate in this program (some exemptions may apply).

Indiana, as all states, must allocate STOP Violence Against Women funding within the parameters of the Act as follows:

  1. 5% to court programs
  2. 25% for law enforcement
  3. 25% for prosecution
  4. 30% for victim services programs (of which 10% must go to culturally specific community-based organizations)
  5. 15% to further support law enforcement, prosecution, court or victim services programs, at the state's discretion

Subgrantees are required to complete an annual Muskie report that reflects the previous 12 months of activity, as well as a quarterly/monthly financial and programmatic report.


To assist subgrantees, ICJI's Victim Services Division conducted a webinar about the 2021 STOP Formula Grant, which included a basic overview of the program, important highlights and what to know before applying.
PowerPoint Presentation