Implementation Planning

Implementation Planning

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Each state and territory must develop a STOP Implementation Plan in order to receive a STOP award. However, the plan is much more than an application for a grant. It is also an opportunity to listen to communities who are impacted by domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The planning process also offers a chance to hear from those whose job it is to keep survivors safe and hold offenders accountable.

States and territories are called upon to engage in a robust planning process. The STAAR Project and offers tools and individualized help with:

  • Preparing for the planning process;
  • Analyzing past plans;
  • Developing a planning team;
  • Engaging with communities;
  • Collecting data – both quantitative and qualitative;
  • Reviewing draft plans; and
  • Helping with a sustainable and ongoing planning process.

Developing a Comprehensive STOP Implementation Plan

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A well-designed plan will not only meet all required elements for a completed plan, it will also:

  • Demonstrate that it was developed in partnership with a robust planning committee and many others around the state or territory;
  • Reflect the input of underserved communities related to their experiences, needs, and gaps;
  • Incorporate the input of sovereign tribal nations or native villages located in the state;
  • Describe a grantmaking strategy that:
    • Closely ties needs identified during planning to a fund distribution plan;
    • Equitably distributes funds for culturally specific services, underserved populations;
    • Provide funds for culturally specific community-based organizations.
  • Speak to how the state or territory will meaningfully:
    • Address sexual assault;
    • Work to reduce the number of domestic violence homicides;
    • Prioritize areas showing the greatest needs in urban, nonurban, and rural areas.

For more information on implementation plan requirements, please visit our Resource Library.

Implementation Planning Toolkit

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The Implementation Planning Toolkit is a set of tools designed to assist with STOP implementation planning. The Toolkit was developed in collaboration with OVW for use in conjunction with the OVW Implementation Plan Checklist.

This is a practical resource that facilitates the development of a comprehensive STOP Implementation Plan and helps with tracking communications with those involved in the STOP planning process.

STOP E-Learning Course

This course is the first E-Learning course focused on the STOP Formula Grants Program.

The course provides guidance on preparatory work that can be done to assist with the creation of a STOP Implementation Plan and offers recommendations, guidance, and resources for building a well-designed STOP Implementation Plan. The course covers both fundamental and advanced information, making it appropriate for newer and more experienced STOP Grant Administrators.

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Implementation Planning Mini-Workshop Series

The STOP Formula Grant Program emphasizes the importance of states and territories responding to the needs of survivors that have been historically under-addressed. View our mini-workshops series on meaningfully responding to tribes, culturally specific communities, and sexual assault in the STOP implementation plan.