On February 12, 2013, the United States Senate passed S. 47, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). On February 28th, the House followed suit and also passed S. 47. On March 7th, President Obama signed S. 47 into law. Here are the major provisions in VAWA that
Funding authorized: $40 million
FY 2016 Appropriation: $35 million
FY 2018 Request: $40 million
“Now is not the time to be cutting back on funding forcing us to turn away survivors who are finding their voices for the first time with the help of this national focus.” California rape crisis
Funding authorized: $50 million
FY 16 Appropriation: $44.4 million
FY 17 President’s Budget: $44.4 million ($38.8 million for RPE & $5.6 million for evaluation)
FY 18 Request: $50 million ($5.6 million increase in program dollars to meet demand)
RPE formula grants, administered by the CDC Injury Center, provide essential
Sex Offense Set-Aside in PHHSBG
Request: Fund the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant at $160 million. Preserve the $7 million set-aside for rape victim services and prevention.
Flexible funding for community needs. The Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG) administered by the CDC allows states, territories
FY 18 Request: Release $2.6 billion from the Crime Victims Fund. Fund tribal services. No additional transfers or earmarks.
The Crime Victims Fund was created by Congress in 1984 to provide grants to state and local programs that assist victims of crime. The Fund is derived entirely from fines and