State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic And Sexual Assault $ 477,248   2017-09-012020-02-29
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence Inc $ 477,248   2017-09-012019-12-31
Contactlifeline, Inc. $ 294,874   2017-09-012019-12-31
Kansas Coalittion Against Sexual And Domestic Violence $ 477,248   2017-09-012019-11-30
West Virginia Foundation For Rape Information And Services Inc $ 147,891   2015-09-012019-08-31
Washington Coalition Of Sexual Assault Programs $ 294,874   2017-09-012019-08-31
Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc. $ 182,374   2017-09-012019-08-31
Main Coalition To End Domestic Violence $ 182,374   2017-09-012019-08-31
Michigan Coalition To End Domestic And Sexual Violence $ 477,248   2017-09-012019-08-31
Jane Doe Inc $ 477,248   2017-09-012019-08-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To coordinate State victim services activities and collaborate and coordinate with Federal, State, and local entities engaged in violence against women activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Each State domestic violence coalition as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act and each State sexual assault coalition as determined by the Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Public Health Service Act.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions.


Specific criteria for the program are provided in an annual solicitation available at 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 Office of Justice Programs' Grants Management System (GMS). The receipt, review, and analysis of application 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, online notification is 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.


Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Sections 2001(c), 2007(b)(2)-(3), 42 U.S.C. § 37966gg(c); Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title I, Section 101, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. § 14043g(d), as amended; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice 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.


Applications are submitted on an annual basis.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. Each eligible entity receives 1/112 of the funding available for this program (except that dual domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions receive 2 shares). Sexual assault coalitions receive an additional share of funds available under 42 U.S.C 14043g(d). Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal dollars by contributing to the costs of their projects. Supplimental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 12 months. 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



(Formula Grants) FY 16 $13,413,792; FY 17 est $13,391,656; and FY 18 est $13,390,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

State DV Coalitions: Range: $91,443-$91,443 Average: $91,443 State SA Coalitions: Range: $147,693-$147,693 Average: $147,693.

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 the Office of Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation.

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