Only $62.5 million in Fiscal Year 1995
Then roughly $300 million a year for the next five years:
FY 1996 $273.6 million FY 1997 $306.65 million FY 1998 $377.65 million FY 1999 $294.9 million FY 2000 $305.2 million
These three categories make up the vast majority of the $1.6 billion in the authorization request.
GRANTS FOR LAW ENFORCMENT TRAINING -- THE LARGEST CATEGORY: A total of $800 million for training of police, prosecutors and judges; starting with $26 million in 1995 then leaping to $130 million in 1996 and increasing each of the next five yars to $174 million in 2000.
GRANTS FOR BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTERS : $325 million total -- starting in 1996 with $50 million and then up to $72.5 million in 2000.
ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT : $205 million in consistent funding levels of $35 million annually in FY 1996 and 1997, then $45 million a year in 1998, 1999 and 2000. This includes educational seminars, hotlines, training programs for professionals, informational efforts, and more programs to increase awareness; and an essential component, targeted efforts to "underserved" racial and ethnic minority communities.
STATE GRANTS : The total of $205 million of sexual assault victims (above) includes grants to states for both prevention and education programs. They'll both be conducted by rape crisis centers and other similar non-governmental agencies. At least 25 percent of the educational programs must be targeted to middle school, junior high and high schools students.
PUBLIC SAFETY : $35 million in one-time FY 1995 grants for safety-related improvements to public transportation, national park systems and public parks.
YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION : smaller funding levels and for only a few years
RAPE CRISIS CENTERS : An underdetermined amount is mandated to make up 25 percent of the funding for rape prevention programs that states give to rape crisis centers.
SEXUAL ABUSE : $30 million over three years (FY 1996, 1997 and 1998) for education, treatment and counseling for youth subjected to or at risk of sexual abuse (runaways, homeless, street people).
YOUTH EDUCATION : $400,000 in 1996 only, for education of youth of all ages -- primary, middle and secondary schools, higher education.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION : This prevention category has among the smallest funding levels and duration. $10 million in grants over two years ($4 million in FY 1996 and $6 million in FY 1997) for community programs on domestic violence, coordinating existing ones, and providing more prevention and intervention.
Update on VAWA in the 1/95 National NOW Times