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Funds Available to Protect Women

December 5, 2019

Working together to end violence against women is not just our slogan; it’s our passion.

At the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), we thrive on helping front line professionals prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

One way we help is by providing the funding authorized by Congress through the Violence Against Women Act or VAWA, an important resource for 25 years which is more vital than ever today.

We plan to award up to $467 million next year to help prevent violence against women in communities on tribal lands, rural areas and cities. I am excited to announce most of our grant solicitations are already open and the rest are coming very soon. 


If you have ever applied for a federal grant, you know it takes time to get your team together, get your plan organized, and get your application completed and submitted for review. There are more than a few details that need to be addressed in the applications.

Here are three simple steps you can take to apply for resources:

First, find the grant solicitation that appears to support your work. Our resources help rural areas, tribes, underserved populations, victim services, advocates, law enforcement and much more.

Go here to find the open solicitations:

Second, if you find a potential funding source, read about how to apply for funds.

Here are tips on how to apply:

Finally, OVW is here to help.  You do not need to take the journey of applying for funding alone. We know that competition can be stiff, so if you need advice or assistance, call or e-mail to get help from an OVW expert.  We are happy to hear from you! We will answer questions and help explain the application process. E-mail us at or call us at (202) 307-6026. If you get the OVW voicemail leave a message and you will get a call back because this is what we love to do.

From our office in Washington, we appreciate the opportunity to do our small part to address this critical national effort to end violence against women.

You are on the front lines. We are proud to support you. Let’s do this together.

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