Invitation to Attend
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Office of Grants and Research

FFY17 VAWA STOP Grant Bidders Conference
(Competitive Grant Opportunity)

The Executive Office of Public Safety & Security (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) will be releasing a competitive Availability of Grant Funds (AGF) solicitation for the Massachusetts Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (STOP) Formula Grant program. The VAWA STOP Formula Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to develop and strengthen effective responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Approximately $2.8M will be made available under this solicitation for state agencies, local law enforcement departments, non-profits (public or private non-governmental agencies), and federally recognized Indian tribes with experience providing services and/or technical assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. Faith-based and culturally specific community-based organizations are also welcome to apply. Successful applicants will be eligible for up to four years of funding.

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, EOPSS and OGR staff will be hosting a VAWA Bidders Conference at the Worcester Public Library from 10:00am-1:00pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the VAWA STOP Formula Grant program and the AGF requirements. Participants will also be afforded the opportunity to ask OGR staff AGF related questions. Attendance is not mandatory in order to be considered for a grant award but strongly encouraged. The link below contains additional information for registration. Please note, spacing is limited to approximately 100 people so please register ASAP to ensure availability!

If you are unable to attend the Bidders Conference but would like to learn more about this opportunity, OGR will also be offering a Bidders Webinar on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. You can register for the webinar at:

FFY17 VAWA STOP Grant Bidders Conference Registration Form  pdf format of FFY17 VAWA Bidders Conference Registration Form