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

In 2024, MEI and OVW will launch a web-based tool for progress reporting. Due to this change in the formula reporting process, STOP Formula administrators will be required to submit subgrantee data directly to VAWA MEI via the new progress reporting tool by June 30, 2024. Administrators need to download their reporting form from this website (click on “STOP Formula Administrator Reporting Form” below) and submit their administrators form as an attachment in JustGrants by June 30, 2024.

Learn More

MEI and OVW hosted an announcement webinar on October 26, 2023. Please scroll to the Reporting Tools section of this page to find a link to a recording of that webinar, Formula Admins Update: 2023 Webinar.

In early 2024, VAWA MEI will provide multiple training opportunities to orient state administrators to this process including live webinars, training videos, and ongoing technical assistance via phone, email, and video.