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STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program (North Dakota)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    North Dakota Department of Health


    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 North Dakota, the North Dakota Department of Health is responsible for coordinating VAWA funds with local agencies. Funds through VAWA provide systematic and sustained focus on permanent systems change within the North Dakota criminal justice system, while simultaneously developing a comprehensive network of domestic violence and sexual assault victim service advocates and programs throughout North Dakota communities.  

    For information regarding VAWA priorities, see the North Dakota STOP Implementation Plan (2014-2016) at

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Allowable costs include: Personnel providing eligible services, operating costs associated with eligible services, eligible services skills training, supervision of project-related staff and activities, well justified travel, and professional services/consultants providing eligible services, indirect costs, supplies, and equipment. 

    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;


    North Dakota Department of Health Grants Support

    North Dakota Department of Health Grants Support
    600 E. Boulevard Ave.
    Bismark', ND 58505
    (701) 328-2372

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants include North Dakota units of local government, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, faith-based and community-based victim service organizations providing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.

    Deadline Details

    For information on local deadlines, contact the ND Department of Health at 701-328-2372.

    Award Details

    The FY 2017 allocation to the state of North Dakota was $874,549.  Individual award amounts vary. A 25% funding match is required, unless the applicant is a private, nonprofit victim services organization.  Awards will be made for a period of 12-months.


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