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 14, 2018. Applications must be submitted on or before midnight Eastern/11p.m. Central, September 14, 2018. Applicants will be notified of award decisions via U.S. Mail.
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 Branch
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 8-9-2018)
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