Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Violence Against Women Act Formula Program (VAWA) grants may be used to provide funding to state agencies and local units of government, private not-for-profit organizations, law enforcement, and prosecutors that offer victim services programs to adult female victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Priority is given to victim advocacy services (30%), prosecution (25%), law enforcement (25%), courts (5%), and discretionary programs (15%). These funds may not be used for services to children unless they accompanied their mother during the crime. 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

Annual VAWA Application

The annual Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) program solicitation opens August 1, 2019. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (EST), on September 13, 2019. The new award period is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified of award decisions via email.
Please select the following link to proceed to the electronic grants management system:
Electronic Grants Management System

Contact Us

If you have questions pertaining to any Grants Management Branch operated grant program, please contact us at:
Grants Management Division
125 Holmes Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Telephone: (502) 564-3251
Fax: (502) 564-5244

​Related Documents

To view the most recent year's VAWA application cycle announcement, please select the link below:
To view the current Annual VAWA Program and Financial Guidelines, please select the link below:
(Revised 8-2019)
To view the most recent year's VAWA awards list, please select the link below:
To view the Current Kentucky STOP Implementation Plan, please select the link below:

Contact VAWA Grant Staff