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Grants to Maryland Local and State Agencies and Nonprofits to Mitigate Violence Against Women

STOP (Services Training Officers Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP VAWA)


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Funding Source
Maryland Governors Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
CFDA Number: 16.588
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/29/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Maryland local and state agencies, nonprofit organizations, courts, non-governmental victim services programs, and state domestic violence and gender-based assault coalitions to address and prevent violent crimes against women. Applicants must obtain a user ID prior to applying. Funding priorities include victim services, prosecution, law enforcement, courts, and discretionary activities. Grants will also support criminal justice entities in holding offenders accountable.

The primary purpose of STOP VAWA is to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving such crimes. By forging partnerships among police, prosecutors, judges, victim advocates, health care providers, faith leaders, and others, the grants help to provide victims with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives while improving communities’ capacity to hold offenders accountable for their crimes. This supports the Office’s objective of improving victim services for Maryland residents by identifying and establishing resources throughout the State to assist victims in achieving self-sufficiency, improve victim safety, and ensure victims are aware of their rights and resources. 

To qualify for funding, the proposed programs must support one or more of the federal purpose areas outlined here:

To qualify for STOP VAWA, proposed programs must also support one or more of the following state program priorities:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecution
  • Victim Services
  • Courts
  • Discretionary

For additional information on these priorities, see:

Categories funded:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible to apply:
- Local government agencies
- Local Law Enforcement
- Nonprofit organizations
- State and local courts
- State domestic violence coalition
- State government agencies
- State Law Enforcement
- State sexual assault coalition

Funding through this application is available to state and local government agencies, state and local courts, non-profit, non-governmental victim services programs including faith-based and community organizations, and state domestic violence & sexual assault coalitions.

For additional eligibility information, see

For information regarding unallowable costs, see

Pre-Application Information
Important Dates:
- Deadline to request a User ID: September 15, 2023
- Deadline to Submit an Online Application: Sept. 29, 2023, 11:59 PM
- Award Documents/Emailed: October 2023
- Sub-award Start Date: October 1, 2023
- Sub-award End Date: September 30, 2024

In order to use the Office’s web-based application you must have a User ID. If you have not previously applied through the web, go to the following URL to obtain instructions and the information required to obtain a User ID and password:

There is a 25% non-federal match requirement imposed on grant funds under this program (cash or in-kind). Sub-awards made under STOP VAWA may not cover more than 75% of the total cost of each project.

Assistance videos:

Estimated Size of Grant
For information regarding proposed award amounts, see the chart on page 21 of the NOFA, in Supporting Documents, below.

Term of Contract
- Sub-award Start Date: October 1, 2023
- Sub-award End Date: September 30, 2024

Contact Information

If you have previously applied to the GOCPYVS, but do not have your User ID, or are having technical issues with the system, contact the helpdesk via email at

For assistance completing the program-specific information required in the online application, please contact Terri Ricks by email at

For assistance with program criteria or have questions on program design, please contact:
Rebecca Allyn
Victim Services Program Manager

Will van Wisse
Administrative Program Manager

Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
100 Community Place, 1st Floor
Crownsville, MD 21032

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