NEW Competitive Funding Opportunity Available as of March 9, 2015:
The FY 2015 – 2017 STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Competitive Request for Applications (RFA) seeks applications from all agencies eligible to receive the VAWA law enforcement and prosecution allocation grant funds. Approximately $2 million dollars in VAWA funds will be distributed to eligible applicants:
- State, local and tribal law enforcement;
- State, local and tribal prosecution; and
- Non-profit, non-governmental victim services, and community-based (including faith-based) organizations applying “for the benefit of law enforcement or prosecution”.
The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) is the only applicant eligible for the court allocation funds.
The CVSD anticipates funding approximately 4-5 projects for each allocation for grant period July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017. Applicants may select one of three grant clarification teleconference calls to provide clarification to the RFA. All applicants must be registered in CVSD E-Grants by Friday, April 3, 2015 and applications initiated by April 10, 2015. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE INITIATED AFTER April 10, 2015. More information regarding the CVSD E-Grants system is available at: http://www.doj.state.or.us/victims/Pages/egrants.aspx . If you are a new applicant and do not currently receive CVSD grant funds and need assistance with this process please contact Diana Fleming at Diana.L.Fleming@doj.state.or.us.
Federal Civil Rights Requirements
A Civil Rights Requirements page has been added under CVSD Grantee Information. OVW released the 2013 FAQs - Civil Rights Non-Discrimination VAWA to provide futher guidance.This page provides information and links that will assist Grantees in complying with the civil rights laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in federally assisted programs or activities, the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) guidelines, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Plans (EEOP) that are required of recipients of VAWA funding through the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims’ Services Division (CVSD).
STOP VAWA Implementation Plan for Oregon
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) approved the FY 2014 - 2016 Implementation Plan and appendices for use effective July 1, 2014.
STOP VAWA funds are received from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women and allocated to law enforcement (25%), prosecution (25%), courts (5%), and non-profit, non-governmental victim services providers (45%) to reduce violent crimes against women. Funds are allocated through a two-year competitive application process for law enforcement and prosecution and a non-competitive process for courts. The victim service and discretionary allocation categories are included in the non-competitive joint application process. The following programs received competitive or non-competitive funds in FY 2013 – 2015:
The CVSD Advisory Committee and Implementation Planning Subcommittee made it a priority to serve sexual assault victims, and set a 25% sexual assault set-aside, in which 25% of the total VAWA funding allocated to subgrantees ($475,217 in fiscal year 2013) goes to support sexual assault services.
STOP VAWA funds are not awarded to individuals.
Grant Fund Coordinator contact information assigned to specific programs can be found at: Fund Coordinators Across the State.
For additional information about VAWA please contact: