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.

The 2013 Reauthorization of VAWA resulted in new STOP purpose areas including serving males who are incarcerated; serving LGTBQ individuals; developing legislation; and prevention & education.


Training Video

STOP Formula Administrators Webinar Recording

Missed the webinar? Here's a recording and a transcript.

News & Updates

January 11, 2018

VAWA MEI’s newest resource for grantees

VAWA MEI has compiled grantees’ most frequently asked questions to help you get quick answers.

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