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 Update

For the 2020 Reporting Period

On Oct. 15, the JustGrants progress reporting platform opened. Please see the JustGrants website for more information about the transition.  STOP Formula administrators will continue to submit subgrantee data directly to VAWA MEI. The Administrator Form may be downloaded from this website (click on “STOP Administrator Reporting Form” below). Once completed, the Administrator Reporting Form must be submitted in JustGrants.

PLEASE NOTE—NEW DEADLINE: The deadline for the STOP Formula administrator report for 2020 has been changed to June 15, 2021.  The deadline for submitting subgrantee data to VAWA MEI remains March 30, 2021.