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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health Services Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

Deadline: August 31, 2017

The Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) promotes the development of evidence-based and practice-based models that represent culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to domestic and sexual violence from a community-driven context. The primary purpose of this grant program is to accomplish the DVPI goals listed below:

  1. Build Tribal, UIO, and Federal capacity to provide coordinated community responses to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of domestic and sexual violence.
  2. Increase access to domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, crisis intervention, and behavioral health services for AI/AN victims and their families.
  3. Promote trauma-informed services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families.
  4. Offer health care provider and community education on domestic and sexual violence.
  5. Respond to the health care needs of AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence.
  6. Incorporate culturally appropriate practices and/or faith-based services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence.

To accomplish the DVPI goals, IHS invites applicants to address one of the Purpose Areas below:

Purpose Area 1: Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention, Advocacy, and Coordinated Community Responses. Indian Health Services (IHS) is seeking applicants to address the following broad objectives:

  • Expand crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, behavioral health, and case management services to victims of domestic and sexual violence
  • Foster coalitions and networks to improve coordination and collaboration among victim service providers, health care providers, and other responders
  • Educate and train service providers on trauma, domestic violence, and sexual assault and its impact on victims
  • Promote community education for adults and youth on domestic and sexual violence
  • Improve organizational practices to improve services for individuals seeking services for domestic and sexual violence
  • Establish coordinated community response policies, protocols, and procedures to enhance domestic and sexual violence intervention and prevention
  • Integrate culturally appropriate practices and/or faith-based services to facilitate the social and emotional well-being of victims and their children
  • Implement trauma informed care interventions to support victims and their children

Purpose Area 2: Provide Forensic Health Care Services. IHS is seeking applicants to address the following broad objectives:

  • Expand available medical forensic services to victims of domestic and sexual violence
  • Foster coalitions and networks to improve coordination and collaboration among forensic health care programs to ensure adequate services exist either on-site or by referral for victims of domestic and sexual violence 24/7 year round
  • Educate and train providers to conduct medical forensic examinations
  • Promote community education on available medical forensic services
  • Improve health system organizational practices to improve medical forensic services and care coordination among victim services
  • Establish local health system policies for sexual assault, domestic violence, and child maltreatment
  • Integrate culturally appropriate treatment services throughout the medical forensic examination process
  • Implement trauma informed care interventions to support victims and their children

Amount: $3,600,000 is available for award amounts ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. IHS expects to allocate funding for the 12 IHS service areas as described below:

  • Alaska IHS Service Area: $420,000
  • Albuquerque IHS Service Area: $191,000
  • Bemidji IHS Service Area: $204,000
  • Billings IHS Service Area: $184,000
  • California IHS Service Area: $144,000
  • Great Plains IHS Service Area: $330,000
  • Nashville IHS Service Area: $80,000
  • Navajo IHS Service Area: $534,000
  • Oklahoma City IHS Service Area: $520,000
  • Phoenix IHS Service Area: $330,000
  • Portland IHS Service Area: $208,000
  • Tucson IHS Service Area: $55,000
  • Urban Indian Organizations: $400,000

Applicants will be awarded according to their location within their respective IHS service area and will not compete with applicants from other IHS service areas. Urban Indian Organization applicants will be selected from a category set aside for those applicants only. Urban Indian Organization awards will be $100,000 each.

Eligibility: Only new applicants will be awarded (existing grantees cannot apply). Organizations that are eligible include:

  • A Federally-recognized Indian Tribe as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14). The term “Indian Tribe” means any Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or group or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.], which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
  • A Tribal organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(26). The term “organization” has the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304): “Tribal organization” means the recognized governing body of any Indian tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities. In any case where a contract is let or grant made to an organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian Tribe, the approval of each such Indian tribe shall be a prerequisite to the letting or making of such contract or grant.
  • An Urban Indian organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29): A nonprofit corporate body situated in an urban center, governed by an Urban Indian controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Indian groups and individuals, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 25 U.S.C. 1653(a). Applicants must provide proof of non-profit status with the application, e.g., 501(c)(3).

Link: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/28/2017-15933/division-of-behavioral-health-office-of-clinical-and-preventive-services-funding-opportunities

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