Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that $1.9 million in funding is available through the STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant Program. The application period officially opens Aug. 14.
VAWA funds may be used to develop and strengthen law enforcement, prosecution, judicial strategies and victim services in cases throughout Kentucky that involve violent crimes against women. That includes domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The funds are from the Office on Violence Against Women, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Funding applications are due by Sept. 14, and awards are scheduled to be announced early next year.
All applications must be submitted via the online Kentucky Justice Grants Management System (GMS). Applications and related resources are available by following the links on the Grants Management Branch webpage, http://justice.ky.gov/Pages/Grants-Management-Branch.aspx. New applicants are strongly encouraged to establish a user account and familiarize themselves with the system well in advance of the due date. Please note that validation of new user accounts will take 48-72 hours.
Assistance with the application process may be obtained by contacting Grants Management Branch staff at (502) 564-3258 or [email protected].