Grant Details

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

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Alaska 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 Alaska, the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 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 2019, VAWA funds may be used for multiple purposes in the identified funding areas, including

    • Training law enforcement officers and prosecutors to identify and respond to violent crimes against women;
    • Developing, training or expanding specialized law enforcement units;
    • Developing and implementing more effective police and prosecution policies, protocols, orders and services specifically dedicated to preventing, identifying and responding to violent crimes against women;
    • Developing, installing or expanding data collection and communication systems that link police, prosecutors and courts or identify and track arrests, protection orders, violations of protection orders, prosecutions and convictions of violent crimes against women;
    • Developing, expanding or strengthening victim service programs, programs that address stalking and programs that address the needs and circumstances of Indian tribes dealing with violent crimes against women.

    For more information on the State of Alaska's long term plans for VAWA funding, view FFY17-FFY20 planning documents at:


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Ineligible activities and cost items include, but are not limited to:
    • Lobbying and administrative advocacy;
    • Construction or physical modification to buildings;
    • Law enforcement equipment such as uniforms, safety vests, shields and weapons;
    • Substance abuse counseling for victims;
    • Purchase or real estate or vehicles;
    • Research Projects;


    Meggie Reinholdt

    Meggie Reinholdt
    Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
    P.O. Box 111200
    Juneau, AK 99811
    (907) 465-8938

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants include Alaska state agencies, public or private nonprofit organizations, units of local governments, Indian tribal governments, nonprofit and nongovernmental victim services programs and legal services programs.

    Deadline Details

    For information on local deadlines, contact the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at (907) 465-4356.

    Award Details

    The FY 2019 allocation to the state of Alaska was $876,923. Grants are awarded directly to the State. Funds are then competitively awarded to local Alaska agencies. Individual award amounts vary. Cost sharing/matching of 25% is required. Project periods will extend 12-months, staying January 1, 2019.

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