Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program


To assist States, Indian Tribal governments, State and local courts (including juvenile courts), Tribal courts, and units of local government to improve the criminal justice response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law, and to seek safety and autonomy for victims.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Boards and Divisions Offices, Office On Violence Against Women, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
34 U.S.C. 10461 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Grants are available to States, Indian tribal governments, units of local government, and State, tribal, territorial, and local courts. State, tribal, and territorial domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and victim service providers are also eligible if they partner with a state, tribal government, or unit of local government.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries include criminal and tribal justice practitioners, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking victim advocates, and other service providers who respond to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Eligible grantees must meet certain certification requirements. Courts have separate certifications from state, local, and tribal governments. Nonprofit organizations must submit the certifications by their state, local, or tribal government partner. The annual solicitation contains information on how and what to certify.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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 Procedure
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 and the Department of Justice's JustGrants System.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, online notification is sent to the applicant agency. The Authorized Representative must accept the award online.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.
Not applicable.
Renewals are considered on a case-by-case basis.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for award selection is specified in the program solicitation.
How may assistance be used?
The program has 26 enumerated purpose areas, focusing on criminal justice responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and support to victims of such crimes.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Semi-annual performance 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.
Not applicable.
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Information regarding length of awards will be included in an annual solicitation for the program. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Ayesha Gaston
145 N. St. NE
Washington, DC 20530 USA
Phone: 2023076026
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$29,416,268.00; FY 23 est $22,588,000.00; FY 24 est $22,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $500,00-$1,000,000
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
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.