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The S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program funds help develop and strengthen effective law enforcement, prosecution, judicial strategies and victim services throughout Colorado in cases involving violent crimes against women. Grant awards are made through a competitive application process. Approximately $1.6 – $1.8 million dollars in VAWA funds are distributed annually to organizations that address violence against women.
To apply for VAWA grant funds, visit the DCJ Grants page.
VAWA funds are used for a variety of measures. VAWA funds can be used for:
A variety of organizations are eligible for grant funding:
VAWA awards are made every two years, typically in later summer or early fall every two years. The Crime Victim Services Advisory Board makes the funding recommendations to the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice and the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety.
In order to apply for VAWA funds applicants must provide 25% non-federal cash or in-kind match, non-profit or non-government victim services agencies excepted.
VAWA funds have been used by a variety of victim service organizations. The list below shows prior award grantees.