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.
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.
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