Funds for DV, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence & Stalking Services (Video)

Applications Now Being Accepted for Grants

for Outreach & Services to Underserved Populations 

Register by: Dec 29, 2017

Applications due: Jan 26, 2017

This solicitation supports activities that improve the capacity of communities to support underserved populations impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. 

Grants awarded through this solicitation may be used to:

  • Develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at survivors who are traditionally underserved.
  • Develop and implement victim services specific to the needs of underserved survivors.
  • Build the capacity of organizations to serve survivors in underserved populations.

Download the solicitation and read it carefully. 

(Learn More. Violence against women is still all too common. Here are some of the staggering statistics. Courtesy of Vox and YouTube. Posted on Oct 26, 2017)

The United States Office on Violence Against Women

The United States Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) was created following the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994.

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The Act was renewed in 2005 and again in 2013.

The VAWA legislation requires OVW to work to respond to and reduce violence against women in many different areas, including on college campuses and in people’s homes.

VAWA requires OVW to administer justice and strengthen services for victims of domestic violencedating violencesexual assault, and stalking.

The OVW is headed by a director, who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

The Principal Deputy Director serves directly under the Director as do the Deputy Directors. Currently the positions of Director and Principal Deputy Director are vacant.

Until January 2017, Bea Hanson, Ph.D. was the Acting Director and Principal Deputy Director. In January 2017, Deputy Director Nadine M. Neufville became Acting Director. 

As an office in the United States Department of Justice, the Office on Violence Against Women receives federal funding for federal grants that are awarded to communities across America.

These grants are used to create successful partnerships between federal, state, tribal, and local authorities as well as provide helpful services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.


Currently the OVW funds approximately 2 2 grant programs.

These grants are for programs designed to reduce these crimes; for example, Sexual Assault Services Program assists victims of sexual assault and family members affected by it and others.

Since its inception, the OVW has awarded over $6 billion in grants directed towards such projects.