We need to leave a section of the form blank. What do we do when a validation error occurs because of this?

Sometimes the validation messages prompt you to complete a section of the form that is not applicable to your grant activities. We recommend the following workaround:

  • If the question includes an “other” category, enter “1” and then explain in the other text box that you “had to enter ‘1’ to validate.”
  • If there is no “other” category, enter “999” in the required field, if possible, and use the final narrative question to let us know what you have done: “Had to enter ‘999’ in questions 12 and 13 in order to validate. Please delete the data.”

Grantees can also always call us at VAWA MEI and we can help with working out validation errors.