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FY2019 S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women (VAWA)

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits for Programs that Strengthen the
Response to Gender-Based Violence and Improve Victim Services

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Grants to Delaware nonprofit organizations to develop programs that strengthen the criminal justice system’s response to gender-based violence and to improve services for victims, age 11 or older. Required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Funding is intended to encourage law enforcement authorities, prosecutors, victim service providers, and the courts to implement coordinated multidisciplinary approaches to address domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. A minimum of 20% of this allocation must go to programs that meaningfully address sexual assault.

Per federal requirements of the STOP VAWA Formula Grant Program According to federal guidelines, funds will be distributed in the following:

  • At least 30% will be allocated to non-profit, non-governmental victim services, of which at least 10% must be distributed to culturally specific community-based organizations
  • At least 5% will be allocated to the courts
  • At least 25% will be allocated for law enforcement
  • At least 25% will be allocated for prosecution
  • 15% of the funds may be for Discretionary projects that fall under the Statutory Purpose Areas.

STOP Formula Program funds are intended for use by states and territories; state, local, and tribal courts (including juvenile courts); Indian tribal governments; units of local government; and nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services programs, including community-based organizations. Grants and subgrants supported through this program must meet  one or more of the statutory purpose areas, listed here:

For a list of eligible direct services, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186905

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount requested may be less than, but cannot exceed $121,405.

Term of Contract:

Proposals should be based on a one-year (12 month) project period; applicants should be prepared for a state date of January 1, 2020.

Funds are from year three of the FFY17-20 S.T.O.P. VAWA Implementation plan. Programs that are selected for funding may be eligible to receive continued funding for up to one additional year (eligible for non-competitive funding for FY2020).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any entity that is eligible for a STOP Formula subgrant based on its status as a nonprofit organization must be an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code. Grant funds must be awarded to Non-Profit/Non-Governmental Community-Based Organizations that provide direct services that:
- Focuses primarily on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking;
- May have a recognized expertise, and/or has demonstrated capacity to work effectively, on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking through collaborative efforts
- May have established/or are seeking to establish culturally specific services that addresses domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Existing STOP subgrantees are eligible to apply.

Grant funds under the STOP Program may not be used for any unauthorized purposes, including but not limited to the following activities:
- Indirect Organizational Costs/Indirect Cost Rates: The costs of liability insurance on buildings; capital improvements; security guards and body guards; property losses and expenses; real estate purchases; mortgage payments; and construction may not be supported with these federal funds.
- The purchase or lease of a vehicle
- Fundraising activities
- Lobbying
- Research projects
- Building renovations

STOP grant funds may not replace state, local, or federal funds that have been appropriated for the same purpose.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed concept papers must be submitted into EGrants no later than Wednesday, October 7, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

Applicants must register with Egrants (see form in Supporting Documents, below), and complete the New User Security Role Request Form. Fax or email the completed form (see details in Contact Information, below).

Registration of Agencies, users, and the processing of Security Role Requests can take a week or longer. Please plan accordingly. All agency roles must be fulfilled by the applicant agency. Registrations for new agencies and any new Egrants users for this funding announcement must be received by October 1, 2019.

Applicants must be registered with SAM ( and have a DUNS number (

Match is required of agencies from law enforcement, prosecution, and courts. Match is 25% of the total project cost. Cash or in-kind resources may be used towards match. Sources of match must be directly related to the project goals and objectives.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and Apply Online:

If you have questions, please contact Terica Jones at (302) 577-8726 or

Fax request form to: 302-577-3440, or scan and email to EGrants Support:

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