All VAWA Open Solicitations

For an updated list of all VAWA open solicitations and their due dates, you can access the following link:   From this site, you can also register to get an alert or notice each time a new VAWA solicitation is released.   Have a great weekend! Barry

White House FY 22 Budget Request

Good morning! I wanted to share with you, a link to a narrative summary of the White House’s FY 22 Budget Request. Of great interest, as you will see below, is that this FY 22 Budget Request proposes to nearly double funding for Violence Against Women Act programs to $1 billion!   (I have highlighted this section below.) […]

2021 VAWA Reauthorization Act – More Info

Yesterday, I posted information about the 2021 VAWA Reauthorization Act.   I wanted to follow-up on that post by encouraging you to take the time to review two of the attachments. In yesterday’s post, there was a section by section analysis (included below) that is 13 pages long but a good overview of what is included […]

STOP Solicitation

In case you have not yet seen the below post from Amy Loder, OVW…     Greetings.   The STOP solicitation has been posted to the OVW website. The solicitation may be accessed at:   There is a new application submission process this year. Please review the solicitation thoroughly and begin the submission process early to […]

VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2021

The VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2021 was introduced in the House yesterday.  If approved, the proposal will be sent to the Senate for discussion. At this time, this is only a proposed bill.  I promise to keep you posted if it passes or if it stalls. You can find a bulleted list of some of the […]

VOCA Fix Bill

Most VAWA SAA’s also administer VOCA.  Even if your office does not administer VOCA, this information may prove useful to you moving forward.   This information was provided by NCJA, the National Criminal Justice Association.   VOCA Fix Bill Introduced in House and Senate Last week the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act, […]

AVA Connect Conversation – March 16, 2021

AVA Connect Conversation March 16, 2021, 2:00pm EST AVA Connect conversations are virtual get-togethers that offer informal opportunities to stay socially connected with each other as peers in a meaningful way. The most important part of AVA Connect is to give you a chance to talk about whatever is most on your mind, ask questions […]

“Sisters Rising” – film sponsored by AVA

Dear AVA Colleagues: You are invited to a private screening of the powerful, award winning film, Sisters Rising. This screening is sponsored by the Association of Violence Against Women Act Administrators (AVA). Sisters Rising is the story of six Native American women reclaiming personal and tribal sovereignty in the face of ongoing sexual violence against Indigenous women […]

AVA Connect Conversation – February 22, 2021

AVA Connect Conversation – February 22, 2021 Last year, AVA offered AVA Connect Conversations from July through December. We felt it was important to start virtual conversations via Zoom that were no longer taking place in person because of travel restrictions related to COVID-19. In staying apart, we do not want to lose that social connection […]