STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program (Missouri)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Missouri Department of Public Safety


    Established by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, the STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program seeks to develop and implement law enforcement and prosecution strategies to effectively decrease violent crimes against women. These grants also help to develop and enhance services provided to the victims of violent crimes.

    In Missouri, the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) is responsible for coordinating VAWA funds with local agencies. Funds through VAWA must be committed to four specific areas in the State: prosecution, law enforcement, victim service, and courts. 

    In FY 2022, VAWA funds may be used for multiple purposes in the identified funding areas, including

    • Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention.
    • Empower victims to become survivors by growing them past their vulnerabilities to a place of self-sufficiency.
    • Increase efforts to combat stalking.
    • Address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

    NOTE: STOP funds may be used to partially purchase equipment that will be used for the STOP project as well as other purposes if the expenses are prorated according to the percentage of time that the equipment is used for STOP purposes. For example, a state could use STOP funds to support a portion of the digitalization of a 911 network if it can document the percentage of expenses based on the number of calls received for domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalkin.


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    The applicant may not conduct the following activities that are unrelated or only tangentially related to the provision of direct services to victims of crime: (This list may not be all-inclusive.):

    • Lobbying. STOP funds cannot be used, either directly or indirectly, to support the enactment, repeal, modification, or adoption of any law, regulation, or policy at any level of government.
    • Fundraising
    • Purchase of Real Property
    • Physical Modifications to Buildings, including minor renovation (such as painting or carpeting)
    • Construction
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Entertainment
    • Research Projects
    • Automobiles
    • Immigration Fees
    • Capital Improvements
    • Employee Bonuses
    • Perpetrator Rehabilitation


    DPS Crime Victim Services Unit

    DPS Crime Victim Services Unit
    P.O. Box 749
    Jefferson City, MO 65102

  • Eligibility Details

    Funds granted to states may be further subgranted by the states to agencies and programs including, but not limited to: • State agencies and offices; • State and local courts; • Units of local government; • Public agencies: • Indian tribal governments; • Victim service providers; • Community-based organizations; and • Legal services programs.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by September 15, 2021. A similar deadline is anticipated biannually.

    Award Details

    The FY 2022 allocation to the state of Missouri was $2,847,418. Grants are awarded directly to the State. Funds are then competitively awarded to local Missouri agencies. Individual award amounts vary. Cost sharing/matching of 25% is required. Project periods will extend 12 months, staying January 1, 2022.

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