The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex partners who are male during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the number of casualties lost during war. These figures are courtesy The Huffington Post. Organizations across the country are working to stop the violence, help the victims, and stop the cycle. Below are some grants that may help these groups.
Federal grant funding for law enforcement and public safety agencies for fiscal year 2016 has been announced as The Federal Appropriations Committees recently passed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill. This bill authorizes the funding for federal grants through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Eligible applicants for the various grant programs range from states to local police departments to non-profit public safety organizations.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) operates the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The OVW recently announced it is accepting applications for some of its 21 different grant programs. TheGrantHelpers.com has provided a brief description of each of the programs whose applications are due after mid-February. For a complete list of the OVW grant programs, please visit the OVW website.