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Rural Program


VAWA MEI offers two types of training on the Semi-annual Progress Reporting Form.

  1. Live Webinar Training
  2. Online Self-paced Training

These two training options provide grantees with greater convenience and accessibility.

  bullet We recommend the live webinar training if you are a new grantee, have questions, and want to hear the experiences of your colleagues.

  bullet We recommend the online self-paced training as an essential tool to be used in conjunction with the live webinar training as a refresher or if you want to review a specific section.


Live Webinar Training

VAWA MEI provides live webinar training (typically June-July and December-January) and ongoing technical assistance on the Semi-annual Progress Reporting Form to grantees.

Live training sessions on the Semi-annual Progress Reporting Form take place from 2:00-4:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the dates indicated below. These sessions review the entire reporting form and provide time for specific questions. All training sessions are available as webinars and as phone trainings. You may choose which way you would like to participate. If you would like to take part in the training using the webinar format, you will need a computer with access to the Internet and a phone.

To register for one of the live webinar/phone training dates listed below, please click on the "Register Now" link next to the date you would like to attend.

Registration Closes at 11:00 PM EST the day before training.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2:00-4:00 PM EST





Webinar Training Recording

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Click Here to download recording transcript

Webinar Navigation

Use the minute markers below to skip to the sections you want to listen to!

Grant Info: 4:20

Staff: 7:10

Purpose Areas: 11:20

Training: 12:30

Community Education: 16:15

Coordinated Community Response: 19:00

Policies: 20:37

Products: 21:35

Data Collection and System Management: 23:20

Specialized Units: 23:50

System Improvement: 26:30

Victim Services: 27:10

Law Enforcement: 42:10

Prosecution: 44:30

Courts: 49:05

Probation and Parole: 53:55

BIP: 56:10

Narrative: 57:45



Please register for your training session at least one week prior to the training date. You will not receive an immediate response, but a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you approximately one week prior to the training session. The confirmation e-mail will include directions for connecting to the training.

If you require any auxiliary aids and services, such as an ASL or other language interpreter, please contact VAWA MEI at  or call 1-800-922-VAWA (8292) as soon as you register so we can make the appropriate arrangements. Every effort will be made to ensure access to this webinar, please allow us sufficient time to meet your request for auxiliary aids and services by two weeks prior to the webinar. (Please note, electronic copies of webinar materials will be sent in advance with your confirmation email.)

Click here for a calendar view of all OVW grantee live webinar training sessions.

Online Self-paced Training

VAWA MEI also provides online self-paced training tutorials on the Semi-annual Progress Reporting Form to grantees. Take this training when your schedule allows and at your own pace.

To start the online self-paced training tutorial, please click on either the "Create Account" or "Login" links below. You will be taken to our online training portal at

First time users:

Create an Account at VAWA MEI's Online Training Portal to Start Self-paced Training Now!
Download these easy instructions to help you create an account.

Returning users:

Login at VAWA MEI's Online Training Portal to Start Self-paced Training Now!
Login with the same username and password each time you visit the site


     Page updated on 09/18/2017
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