This solicitation provides program and application guidelines for Fiscal Year 2014 Services Training Officers Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Formula Grant Program) funding, including guidelines for complying with requirements of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), as amended. By statute, the STOP Formula Grant Program supports communities in their efforts to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women.
Funding Title: Fiscal Year 2014 STOP Formula Grant Program
Agency Name: Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Target population: Victims of crime
Expected Number of Awards:To each state
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
There is a 25% 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 project 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 IRS under section 501(c)(3) of title 26 (unless it is a tribal governmental organization or a governmental rape crisis center not in a territory). 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).
How to Apply: Applicants must be registered and current with the System for Award Management (SAM) registration and with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application no later than February 27, 2014.
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 20, 2014
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $600,000
Award Floor: $600,000
Eligible Applicants: State Applicants 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.
The emphasis of the STOP Formula Grant Program continues to be on the implementation of comprehensive strategies addressing violence against women that are sensitive to the immediate and long-term needs and safety of victims and hold offenders accountable for their crimes. States and territories should seek to carry out these strategies by forging lasting partnerships between the victim advocacy organizations and the criminal justice system, and by encouraging communities to look beyond traditional resources. States and territories should also look to new partners, including community-based organizations, to respond vigorously to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking crimes.
Link to Full Announcement: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/stop-2014-solicitation.pdf
Contact Information: For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact OVW at (202) 307-6026. In Fiscal Year 2014, OVW formula applications will be submitted through the Office of Justice Programs Grants Management System (GMS). For technical assistance with GMS, contact OVW GMS Support at 1-866-655-4482.