Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Justice Cabinet announces funds to combat violence against women
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown today announced that $1.8 million in funds would be available for public safety grants through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution (STOP) grant program. The grant program will provide funding opportunities for victim services projects throughout the Commonwealth.
The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has opened an application cycle for these grants. Applications must be submitted on-line through the cabinet’s electronic Grants Management System no later than 5 p.m. EST Friday, October 16, 2009.
The VAWA STOP grants may be used to support service delivery and related assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
These grants have special application requirements:
Allowable costs include qualifying equipment, operating and personnel costs.
Funds must be used to supplement existing state and local funds for program activities and must not replace previously appropriated funds. Additional unallowable costs will be specified in the solicitations.
Eligible applicants are state and local government agencies and not-for-profit agencies.
Applications must be submitted via the on-line Kentucky Justice Grants Management System (GMS). Applicants are strongly encouraged to establish a user account and familiarize themselves with the system and application well in advance of the due date. Please note: validation of new user accounts will take 48-72 hours. Applicants who have previously applied for grants on the GMS do not need to establish an additional account.
Applications and related information, including an on-line training video and user manual, may be obtained at www.justice.ky.gov/departments/gmb. Assistance may be obtained by contacting the Grants Management Branch at 502-564-3251, or email@example.com.