STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Fund

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If you are interested in receiving information about VAWA funding opportunities for your victim services program, please contact Amanda VanTil at and request to be added to the listserv.

Dedicated to Reducing Violent Crimes Against Women

STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funds are received from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women to reduce violent crimes against women. The funds are allocated to the following:

  • Nonprofit, non-governmental, or tribal victim services providers (45%)
    • Non-competitive joint application process
  • Law enforcement (25%)
    • Three-year competitive application process
  • Prosecution (25%)
    • Three-year competitive application process
  • Courts (5%)
    • Non-competitive process

The following programs received competitive or non-competitive funds in FY 2019-2021:

STOP VAWA funds are not awarded to individuals.

STOP VAWA Implementation Plan for Oregon

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) approved the FY 2017 – 2020 Implementation Plan (IP) and appendices for use effective July 1, 2017. OVW extended the use of State STOP Implementation Plans for a year based on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The current IP is effective through December 2021.

The IP must be submitted to OVW every four years. The IP demonstrates a comprehensive, coordinated plan reflecting the strengths and needs of the states in regards to use of STOP VAWA Formula Grant Funds.

The Oregon DOJ CVSSD Advisory Committee, VAWA Implementation Planning Subcommittee, along with representatives from under-served populations, population-specific organizations, the nine federally-recognized tribes and interested stakeholders that include law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and victim services are involved in the planning process and will meet annually to discuss progress on statewide funding priorities and goals and objectives.  Please refer to the VAWA Implementation Planning Timeline(PDF)»  for a list of general activities and topics to be addressed at an annual meeting in FY 2018, 2019 and 2021. Planning meetings weren’t held in 2020 in order to focus on other priorities such as emergency services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A VAWA Implementation Planning meeting is typically scheduled each year. The next annual meeting is scheduled on March 4, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. This meeting is the final statewide discussion as part of a series of meetings that work toward a new plan. The agenda may be accessed here. CVSSD and the VAWA Implementation Planning Subcommittee are currently developing the new FY 2022 – 2025 Implementation Plan for Oregon. A draft copy of the plan will be released for public comment by November 2021 with a final plan submitted for OVWs approval in early 2022.

If you would like to be included in this process please contact Diana Fleming at or Amanda VanTil at

VAWA Federal Rules and State Guidelines

State Guidance:

Federal Rules and Guidance:

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