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Rep. McMorris Rodgers announces $2.3M in grants to stop violence against women

SPOKANE, Wash. - Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced $2.3 million in grant funding for Eastern Washington on Monday, awarded through the Office on Violence Against Women.

Organizations that will benefit from the funding include YWCA of Spokane, City of Spokane, Spokane Tribe of Indians and End Violence Against Women International, in Colville.

"Together, we must stand up and stop violence of any kind here in our communities. These grants help support efforts to combat violence against women and improve services for victims," said McMorris Rodgers. "Thank you to the Department of Justice and Trump administration for prioritizing the important work being done here in Eastern Washington to keep our communities safe and secure."

The grant funding has been divvied up between the four recipients as follows:

  • YWCA of Spokane – $599,819 for the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program
  • City of Spokane – $750,000 to Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant Program
  • Spokane Tribe of Indians – $450,000 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Grant Program
  • End Violence Against Women International, Colville – $500,000 to SAMFE Grant Program

For more information on the Office on Violence Against Women, as well as their grant programs, you can find more information on their website.

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