NOTE: The following is a public service announcement from the Office of the Governor’s Federal Programs Office
Organizations can apply for grants at Adelup
September 12, 2012
The Office of the Governor is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women has approved its 2012 application for funds under the Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) program.
The amount of $658,386 will be used to develop and strengthen effective responses to violence against women.  Funding distribution will be in compliance with the VAWA 2005 for the following categories: law enforcement, prosecution, non-government organization (NGO) services, courts and discretionary.
New, potential or continuing subprojects may include the following:

  1. Criminal justice agencies/government organizations:  Department of Corrections — parole; Governor’s Community Outreach-Federal Programs Office (GCO-FPO); Guam Police Department, Victims Assistance Unit (GPD-VAU); Office of the Attorney General/Victim Witness Ayuda Services; and Superior Court of Guam.
  2. NGOs:  Alee Shelter, Catholic Social Services; Archdiocese of Agana ; Erica’s House , Soroptimist of the Marianas Guam; Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence; Guam Sexual Assault & Abuse Resource Center Association;  Guma’ Mami, Inc.; Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish, Life Teen Ministries and/or United Faith Coalition; Public Defender Service Corporation; and Victim Advocates Reaching Out.  There are $177,764 available for NGOs to vie. NGO applications for funds are due to the GCO-FPO c/o Central Files, Office of the Governor, Adelup, Guam no later than 30 days from date of this publication.

For inquiries, please contact:  GCO-FPO grants administrator Cecilia Morrison or program coordinators Dwain Sanchez or Evonnie Hocog at 475-9162/78/79, email:


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