Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration

Incentive Type:Grant Program
Medical, Health & Safety
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body:Department of Housing and Urban Development
What’s it worth?:$625,000 – $1,300,000

The purpose of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration is to explore the relationships of HIV/AIDS, violence against women and girls, and gender-related health disparities. These efforts will lead to enhancement of federal efforts addressing HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV) among the homeless population and people living in poverty by establishing collaborative efforts between diverse organizations. Funded activities will

  • reduce HIV infection rate
  • increase and improve health outcomes for individuals living with HIV/AIDS
  • reduce HIV-related disparities

Successful applicants will receive funds from a HOPWA grant and a Transitional Housing Assistance grant. Funds may be used for:

  • funding housing assistance
  • coordination and planning activities
  • grant management
  • supportive services
  • transitional housing

Eligible participants include those who:

  • have been sexually assaulted
  • victims of domestic violence
  • victims of dating violence
  • stalking victims
  • need emergency shelter
  • do not have access to other crisis intervention services

Over $9 million dollars is available for allocation with awarded funds between $500,000 and $1.1 million for HOPWA grants and $125,000 and $200,000 for Traditional Housing Assistance Program Grant. Eligible grant applicants include:

  • States
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations

This program does not have any cost sharing requirements and usually does not allow funds to be used for cost sharing. Application packets can be obtained from the website. Applications are required to be submitted electronically; however, should the applicant not be able to submit the application electronically a waiver request may be submitted but should be done at least 15 days prior to the application deadline date. Each application should include:

  • SF424 Form
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • HUD Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report
  • Certificate of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan
  • HOPWA Budget Summary
  • Budget & Budget Narrative for Transitional Housing Assistance Program
  • Memorandum of Experience
  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Disclosures related to Executive Compensation
  • Commitment Letters
  •  Acknowledgement of Application Receipt