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STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Formula Grant Program

Grants to Hawaii Victim Services and Law Enforcement
to Support Women Who Are Victims of Gender-Based Violence

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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State of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General - Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division (CPJAD)

Deadline Date:

04/12/19

Description:

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Grants to Hawaii courts, agencies, nonprofit victim-services programs, and faith-based organizations for programs that will help lower the incidence of women-directed violence, and offer service for women who are involved in violent crimes. Funding is intended to improve law enforcement and prosecution effectiveness and increase perpetrator accountability. The goal of the program is to develop the capacity to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by strengthening services to victims and holding offenders accountable. Services may also be provided to male and female victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, whose ability to access traditional services and responses is affected by their sexual orientation or gender identity; or who are victims of sexual assault in a detention setting.

The STOP Program 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. The STOP Program continues to emphasize the implementation of comprehensive strategies addressing violence against women that are sensitive to the needs and safety of victims and hold offenders accountable for their crimes.

Applicants must fall under one of the State Implementation Plan Funding Priority Areas.

For Victim Services Agencies:
1) Develop an effective coordinated community response for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and/or stalking.
2) Support and develop core services, including, but not limited to:
- Advocacy
- Case Management
- Counseling
- Crisis Response
- Legal Assistance
- Legal Advocacy
- Shelter
- Transitional Services
- Prevention, Outreach, and Education (not to exceed five percent of the total STOP Formula grant)
- Increased accessibility by special populations or underserved including: immigrants and migrants with limited English proficiency; victims in rural areas where access to services can be limited; LGBTQ population; elderly population; individuals with disabilities including victims with substance abuse and/or mental health issues; and youth, ages 11 and older.

For Criminal Justice Agencies:
- Develop an effective coordinated community response for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and/or stalking
- Improve system response to stalking
- Promote offender accountability
- Develop and sustain training in areas on violence against women
- Standardize and enhance data collection
- Develop and share departmental policies, standard operating procedures, and protocols on domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence as applicable
- Involve and integrate probation services into STOP-funded activities
- Improve system response (court security and interpreter services for victims)
- Improve enforcement of protection orders
- Conduct domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking prevention, education and/or outreach activities (not to exceed five percent of the total STOP Formula grant)
- Improve system response to disarming abusers in civil protection order cases
- Support underserved/marginalized communities including: immigrants and migrants with limited English proficiency; victims in rural areas where access to services can be limited; LGBTQ population; elderly population; individuals with disabilities including victims with substance abuse and/or mental health issues; youth, ages 11 and older.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146613

Term of Contract:

Project period is from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. Earlier start dates may be considered upon request.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

STOP Program formula grants are intended for use by state and local courts; units of local government; and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services programs with IRS 501(c)(3) status, including faith-based organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

The Application deadline is April 12, 2019.

The STOP grant requires a 25% match for State and local government subrecipients. Twenty-five percent of the project cost must have a non-Federal cash or in-kind match. Sub-awards made under this grant program may support up to 75% of the total cost of each project. Matching funds are not required of 501(c)(3) nonprofit victim service providers.

Additional information: http://ag.hawaii.gov/cpja/gp/vawa/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:

Department of the Attorney General
Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
235 S. Beretania Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, HI 96813

If you have any questions, please contact Shaleigh Tice at:
Phone: (808) 586-1157
Email: Shaleigh.K.Tice@hawaii.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii