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New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission: STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant

Deadline: February 24, 2017

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides resources for police, prosecution, prevention, and victim services to communities throughout the country. STOP stands for Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors. The STOP VAWA Program encourages the development and implementation of effective, victim-centered law enforcement, prosecution, and court strategies to address violent crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence and the development and enhancement of victim services in cases involving these crimes. It envisions a partnership among law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and victim services organizations to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable for their crimes against women.

The New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission (CVRC) is seeking to develop and maintain domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence services, programs and training initiatives under the STOP VAWA Grant that are:

  • Flexible and designed to meet the needs of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence victims and providers at the state and local level
  • Inclusive of and responsive to the ethnic, cultural, racial, and socioeconomic diversity of the state
  • Clearly defined with goals and measurable objectives for the services provided

Amount: A total of $1,220,706 is available, of which $680,033 is designated for continuation projects and $540,673 is available for new/competitive projects. Of the funds available, $142,235 must support prosecution purposes, $78,627 must support law enforcement purposes, $201,526 must support victim services purposes, $8,115 must go to the courts for court purposes and $110,169 can enhance any of these allocations or support federal purposes that do not fit within these categories. A 25% non-Federal cash or in-kind match is required.

Tribal and nonprofit, non-governmental victim services organizations that are providing direct services to victims are exempt from the match requirement. However, if these organizations are providing services for any other entity (law enforcement training, etc.), they must still provide a match unless they apply for and are approved for a match waiver. All other organizations must provide a match.

Eligibility: Governmental agencies and nonprofit, non-governmental organizations conducting business in the state with the organizational capacity to deliver the proposed services.

Link: http://www.cvrc.state.nm.us/information/vawa-grant-info/

Note: CVRC will hold one STOP VAWA grant writing workshop that will be available to attend via webinar, on February 3, 2017. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8095394433113029378

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