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STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Grants to Montana Nonprofits and Agencies
to Assist Female Victims of Crimes

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Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC)

Deadline Date:

01/17/19 12:00 PM Noon


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Grants to Montana nonprofit organizations, government agencies, Indian tribal governments, and nongovernment victim service organizations to assist female victims of crime, and to combat violent crimes committed against women. Funding is intended to promote the improvement of law enforcement and prosecution strategies to address violent crimes against women.

MBCC is soliciting proposals for STOP (Services-Training-Officers-Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to be funded by the Office on Violence Against Women.

Priority Areas:

1. Improve services for and/or the response to victims of sex trafficking and other severe forms of trafficking in persons who have also experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.
2. Increase support for survivors of sexual assault, including services, law enforcement response, and prosecution.
3. Meaningfully increase access to programming for specific marginalized and/or underserved populations (based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, etc.).
4. Increase the use of promising, evidence-based, and evidence-building practices, where available.

For a list of eligible uses of STOP Formula Grant Program funds, see RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178455

Term of Contract:

The project period begins July 1, 2019 and concludes June 30, 2020. Funds may not be expended or obligated prior to July 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include local government, tribal governments, state agencies, and private nonprofit agencies.

The OVW requires that all STOP VAWA funded State, local, and Tribal law enforcement, prosecution and court related applicants certify that they have consulted with victim services programs during the course of the development of their applications.

For the lists of prohibited uses and unallowable activities, see the RFP:

Pre-Application Information:

- RFP Issue Date: December 6, 2018
- Deadline for receipt of written questions: January 11, 2019, 5:00 PM
- Responses to questions will be posted on the MBCC website within 7 calendar days of receipt, through the last Friday before the RFP is closed.
- Application Submission Deadline: January 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM noon
- Staff and Committee Review: January to April, 2019
- Application Review Committee (ARC): May 2019
- Board of Crime Control Approval: June 14, 2019 (tentative)
- Project Start Date: July 1, 2019
- Project End Date: June 30, 2020

A new applicant must register with the Online Subgrantee Application System (OSAS) immediately to ensure meeting the application deadline.

Applicants are required to have a Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number and to maintain a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM).

To mitigate any potential submission difficulties, MBCC strongly urges application submission 72 hours prior to the deadline.

Matching contributions of 25% (cash or in-kind) of the total cost of the STOP VAWA project (federal funds plus local match) are required for local, state and tribal government agencies for those who plan to apply in the Law Enforcement, Prosecution, Courts, and Discretionary categories. Non-profit programs are not required to provide match. However, providing match helps in Montana’s efforts to receive continued VAWA funds. Match must be derived from non-federal sources. All funds designated as match are restricted to the same uses as the federal funds and must be expended within the grant period.

Applicants having questions or requiring clarification or interpretation of any section within this RFP must address these issues via the MBCC website on or before January 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Questions shall be submitted using the online MBCC RFP Question and Answer Request form. Program specific questions cannot be addressed during the solicitation period.

Crime Statistics:

Applicants may utilize crime data that is collected by the MBCC Statistical Analysis Center to include in their proposals. Montana’s Incident-Based Reporting System (MTIBRS) is an analytical/statistical tool. Users can select reports based on offense, offender/arrestee, victim, and property data elements or can create their own custom reports based on multiple variables. Data from 2005 to the most current complete calendar year is available.

For assistance in accessing MTIBRS or for technical assistance regarding crime statistics, applicants should request information using the online MBCC RFP Question and Answer Request form. Assistance must be requested at least five working days before the RFP deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Question and Answer Form:

New applicants must register online at:

For applicants without internet access, who cannot apply electronically through the OSAS, contact MBCC at (406) 444-3604 or (listing “RFP # 19-02 (W), Submission Assistance” as the email subject) for approval and submission instructions.

Board of Crime Control
5 S Last Chance Gulch
PO Box 201408
Helena, MT 59620-1408

Main: (406) 444-3604
Fax: (406) 444-4722

Funding or Pin Number:

Request for Proposals (RFP) #19-02 (W)

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana