Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus

To develop and strengthen effective security and investigation strategies to combat sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campuses, and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving such crimes against women on campuses, which may include partnerships with

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local criminal justice authorities and community-based victim services agencies, and to develop and strengthen prevention education and awareness programs.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Case Western Reserve University $ 292,591   2022-01-032025-01-03
Merced Community College District $ 300,000   2021-10-012024-10-01
Shasta-tehama-trinity Joint Community College District $ 549,132   2021-10-012024-09-30
University Of Lynchburg $ 299,816   2021-10-012024-09-30
University Of Mary Washington $ 299,999   2021-10-012024-09-30
Wayne State College $ 300,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
The University Of South Dakota $ 300,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Tougaloo College $ 300,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
University Of Washington $ 550,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Marywood University $ 295,264   2021-10-012024-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for one or more of the following statutory program purpose areas: (1) To provide personnel, training, technical assistance, data collection, and other equipment with respect to the increased apprehension, investigation, and adjudication of persons committing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus. (2) To develop, strengthen, and implement campus policies, protocols, and services that more effectively identify and respond to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, including the use of technology to commit these crimes, and to train campus administrators, campus security personnel, and personnel serving on campus disciplinary or judicial boards on such policies, protocols, and services.

Within 90 days after January 5, 2006, the Attorney General shall issue and make available minimum standards of training relating to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus, for all campus security personnel and personnel serving on campus disciplinary or judicial boards. (3) To implement and operate education programs for the prevention of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. (4) To develop, enlarge, or strengthen victim services programs and population specific services on the campuses of the institutions involved, including programs providing legal, medical, or psychological counseling, for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to improve delivery of victim assistance on campus.

To the extent practicable, such an institution shall collaborate with any victim service providers in the community in which the institution is located.

If appropriate victim services programs are not available in the community or are not accessible to students, the institution shall, to the extent practicable, provide a victim services program on campus or create a victim services program in collaboration with a community-based organization.

The institution shall use not less than 20 percent of the funds made available through the grant for a victim services program provided in accordance with this paragraph, regardless of whether the services are provided by the institution or in coordination with community victim service providers. (5) To create, disseminate, or otherwise provide assistance and information about victims? options on and off campus to bring disciplinary or other legal action, including assistance to victims in immigration matters. (6) To develop, install, or expand data collection and communication systems, including computerized systems, linking campus security to the local law enforcement for the purpose of identifying and tracking arrests, protection orders, violations of protection orders, prosecutions, and convictions with respect to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus. (7) To provide capital improvements (including improved lighting and communications facilities but not including the construction of buildings) on campuses to address the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. (8) To support improved coordination among campus administrators, campus security personnel, and local law enforcement to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus. (9) To develop or adapt and provide developmental, culturally appropriate, and linguistically accessible print or electronic materials to address both prevention and intervention in domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.

And, (10) To develop or adapt population specific strategies and projects for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking from underserved populations on campus.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Institutions of higher education as defined under the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 that are in compliance with the campus crime reporting requirements set forth in 20 U.S.C.

1092 (f) as amended by Public Law 105-244, 112 Stat.

1581, Sec.

486 (e) (1998).

A consortia of institutions of higher education may also apply for these grants provided that each individual consortium member is also eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education.


Applicants must certify that they are in compliance with the campus crime reporting requirements set forth in 20 U.S.C. 1092 (f) as amended by Public Law 105-244, 112 Stat. 1581, Section 486 (e) (1998) and also certify that they are in compliance with 20 U.S.C. 1232g(b)(6). In addition, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements: (A) The grantee shall create a coordinated community response including both organizations external to the institution and relevant divisions of the institution. (B) The grantee shall establish a mandatory prevention and education program on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking for all incoming students. (C) The grantee shall train all campus law enforcement to respond effectively to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. (D) The grantee shall train all members of campus disciplinary boards to respond effectively to situations involving domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must apply through the on-line portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, an electronic notification will be sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to OVW.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


The Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title III, Section 304, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. 14045b, as amended; the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Public Law 113-4.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.


Not Applicable.


Renewals are considered on a case-by-case basis and competitively selected.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by contributing the costs of their project. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 3 years. Funds are released on an as needed basis to the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.

Post Assistance Requirements


Reports are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide.

No cash reports are required.

Semi-annual progress reports shall explain the activities carried out and include an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program, including number of persons served and numbers of persons seeking services who could not be served.

Quarterly Federal Financial Reports are required.

Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $15,229,902; FY 17 est $16,594,162; and FY 18 est $16,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $250,000-$550,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program solicitations can be found at Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Tia Farmer 145 N. St. NE, Suite 10W121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: Phone: 202-305-1177

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are established by statute and published program guidelines.

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