STOP Formula Grant Program

Program Overview


STOP Formula Grant Program

The STOP (Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grants are awarded to states to develop and strengthen the criminal justice system’s response to violence against women and to support and enhance services for victims. Each state and territory must allocate 25 percent of the grant funds to law enforcement, 25 percent to prosecution, 5 percent to courts, and 30 percent to victim services. The remaining 15 percent is discretionary within the parameters of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Grant awards are made to state governments, and interested tribes and organizations should contact their respective State Administrative Agency for information about obtaining funding from this program.

Progress Reporting Deadline Changed

Update! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OVW has deferred the deadlines for STOP Formula administrators.

The new deadline for administrators to submit STOP Administrator reports to OVW via GMS is May 29, 2020.

The new deadline for administrators to submit STOP Subgrantee reports to VAWA MEI is May 29, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact your OVW Program Specialist.