Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program

The grant that supports Domestic Violence is the STOP (Services • Training • Officers • Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. STOP was authorized through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWAand signed into law by President Clinton in 1994. This grant is administered on the federal level by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The overall purpose of the STOP grant is to increase victim safety and offender accountability.

Funding is given to Non-profit 501(c) (3), non-governmental community-based victim service organizations, Offices and agencies of state government, Units of local government and Tribal governments. Priority will be given to Tribal governments, tribal service organizations and culturally specific community organizations.

The funding supports Victim Services, Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART), Trainings and Special Projects that focus on violence against women. By statute, the awards should be disbursed as follows: 25% for law enforcement, 25% for prosecution, 30% victim services (10% has to be distributed to culturally specific community-based organizations), 5% to state and local courts, and 15% for discretionary distribution. There is a 25% match, non-federal match-cash or in-kind.

Subgrantees Include:

Administrative Office of the Courts

Against Abuse, Inc.

Alice’s Place, Inc. Arizona

Amberly’s Place

Arizona Department of Public Safety

Arizona Prosecuting Attorney’s Advisory Council

Arizona State University

Colorado River Regional Crisis Shelter

Community Alliance Against Family Abuse


Northern Arizona University

North Country Healthcare

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Prescott Police Department

Prescott Valley Police Department

Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.

South Asians for Safe Families

Verde Valley Sanctuary, Inc.