After You Receive a Grant
Congratulations on receiving a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women. We want you to be successful with your grant and help you comply with federal regulations. This section outlines the steps and reports required to remain in compliance, plus many other important things as how to get paid, records retention and allowable costs.
Your most important resource to create procedures and answer key questions should be the 2014 Financial Guide. This resource details all post-award requirements in part III. The 2012 Financial Guide and the 2013 Financial Guide are also available in the OVW Archives.
Quarterly financial reports are required to be submitted no later than 30 days after the end of the quarter. The Financial Status Report - SF245 lists the actual expenditures for the prior reporting period as well as the cumulative expenditures for the award.
As of October 1, 2015, the general award terms and conditions provided here are applicable to all OVWgrants and cooperative agreements can be found at the following links: Standard Special Conditions-Grants and Standard Special Conditions-Cooperative Agreements. Each OVW grant program also has “program specific” award conditions that will be included on each award made under the relevant grant program to ensure recipient compliance with the program’s statutory scope and programmatic requirements. Additionally, project specific terms and conditions may be added to an award to address issues specific to that individual award.
Some key definitions for terms used and services provided through OVW grants please refer to the Overarching Definitions and Grant Conditions from VAWA 2005 . Using the proper term will help you remain in compliance with your grant.
By statute, several grant programs administered by the Office on Violence Against Women require that applicants and grantees certify that their laws, policies, and practices do not require the victim to bear the cost of different fees associated with protection orders and criminal charges. The VAWA 2000 Costs for Criminal Charges and Protection Order Chart can be used by applicants and grantees of those grant programs to help them assess whether they are in compliance with the applicable statutory requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions - Nondiscrimination Grant Condition in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
These FAQs address the VAWA 2013 nondiscrimination grant condition, including the obligations of VAWA recipients and what people may do if they believe they have experienced discrimination barred by this new nondiscrimination grant condition. These FAQs are not intended to address all questions that may arise about the new nondiscrimination grant condition.
Updated 2014: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About STOP Formula Grants (PDF)
This comprehensive list of FAQs on the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program has been updated to include information from the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 and is applicable to STOP Program funding from Fiscal Year 2014 and later.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants (PDF)
(Updated January 2013) This is only relevant to funds issued in Fiscal Years 2013 and earlier.