STOP VAWA funds are received from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women and allocated to law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and non-profit, non-governmental victim services providers to reduce violent crimes against women. Funds are allocated through continuation and non-competitive application processes in statutorily specific categories.
|25% for Law Enforcement:
|25% for Prosecution:
|5% for Courts:
|30% for Victim Services:
|15% for Discretionary (used in the Victim Services Category):
A total of 15 programs received 2011 STOP VAWA Continuation funding beginning on July 1, 2011. A total of 38 programs received 2011 STOP VAWA Non-Competitive funding beginning on July 1, 2011. In 2009, CVSD also received one-time funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 under the STOP VAWA Formula Grant Program.
The VAWA Advisory Board has made it a priority to serve sexual assault victims, and have therefore set a 25% sexual assault set-aside, in which 25% of the total VAWA funding allocated to subgrantees ($412,055 in fiscal year 2011) goes to sexual assault services. The Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) is additional federal funding stream included in the STOP VAWA statute and is subgranted to non-profit, non-governmental organizations with the primary purpose of providing direct services to sexual assault victims, which includes dual domestic violence that provide direct services to sexual assault victims. For additional information please see Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP).