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Grants Management Division

Violence Against Women Act

​Violence Against Women Act Formula Program 

(VAWA) Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution (STOP) Formula Grant Program funds may be used to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement, prosecution, judicial strategies and victim services throughout Kentucky in cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or dating violence. Funds are received from the Office on Violence Against Women, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Funding priority is given to victim advocacy services (30%), prosecution (25%), law enforcement (25%), courts (5%), and discretionary programs (15%).  These funds should be used for projects that serve or focus on adults and youth (age 11-24) who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. However, they may also support complementary new initiatives and emergency services for victims and their families, including children 10 and under. State agencies, local units of government and private not-for-profit organizations may apply for these funds.
Interested organizations may learn more about the federal VAWA program at:
Office on Violence Against Women 

VAWA 2022-2023 Application Information
Please select the links below to view VAWA 2022-2023 application and award information:

VAWA 2021-2022 Award Information
Please select the links below to view VAWA 2021-2022 award information:

​To view the Current Kentucky STOP Implementation Plan, please select the link below:

Please note: Kentucky’s 2022 - 2026 VAWA Implementation Plan has been approved by the State Implementation Plan Committee.  It has been submitted to the Office on Violence Against Women and is pending approval.  The plan provided at the link above should be referenced when completing a 2022 VAWA STOP Grant application.