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U.S. Department of Justice: Field-Generated Solutions for Tribal and Non-Tribal Communities to Improve Services for Victims of Crime

Deadline: July 24, 2019

The Field-Generated Solutions for Tribal and Non-Tribal Communities to Improve Services for Victims of Crime program will fund programs designed to support victims of crime and to bridge gaps in services to victims. The objectives of this program are to:

  • Identify and address gaps in knowledge
  • Develop and assess innovative practices
  • Deliver much-needed victim assistance to American Indian and Alaska
  • Native (AI/AN) communities, and other victim populations
  • Encourage evidence-based training and technical assistance
  • Develop strategic approaches for leveraging resources to reach and serve more victims

Applications must address one of the purpose areas identified below:

  • Purpose Area 1: Innovative Programs to Fill Gaps in Tribal Crime Victim Services – Purpose Area 1 is intended to create broader programs that have the potential to impact victim services for many tribes (beyond even what a consortium might propose). Proposals must focus on tribal victim services. There are countless ideas that could be considered, including unique specialized training and technical assistance proposals, civil legal assistance for victims, outreach initiatives that could transform victim services for remote tribes, and/or other innovative and expansive proposals.
  • Purpose Area 2: Innovations in Telehealth – Proposals under this purpose area must relate to healthcare, counseling, mental health programs, and/or assistance delivered to crime victims from a distance via technology, yet the applicant must assure the client’s confidentiality and privacy is protected.
  • Purpose Area 3: Improving Responses to Victims of Burglary – The objective of this purpose area is to support the design and implementation of programs targeted at increasing the quality, quantity, and accessibility of services for burglary victims. This purpose area will add to the knowledge base about the challenges in providing services to burglary victims and increase the number of victims who access services. Further, proposals should be designed to create programs, best practices, and protocols that can be replicated to multiple jurisdictions.
  • Purpose Area 4: Improving the Ordering and Collecting of Restitution for Victims – The objective of this purpose area is to encourage the development and fulfillment of policies and procedures to assist with the ordering, collection, and recovery of restitution in state courts. The purpose of this project is to identify best practices, and provide training and technical assistance to states and/or local jurisdictions to improve the ordering, collection, and enforcement of restitution across the country.
  • Purpose Area 5: Other Innovative Programs to Fill Gaps in Crime Victim Services – Under this purpose area, nearly any field-generated proposal to fill a gap in the type and amount of assistance available to crime victims will be considered. Applicants must make a strong case for a significant and widespread victim services need that is currently not being met and that is having a detrimental effect on victims because of the lack of services. Proposals submitted under this purpose area should be different from the objectives of Purpose Areas 1–4, and the proposal should serve a large portion of a particular victim population in a unique way (as opposed to serving victims in a specific town, region, or state).

Amount: Approximately $8,000,000 is available to make up to 12 awards across Purpose Areas of up to $800,000 each for a 36-month period of performance.

Eligibility: States, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, tribal consortia, nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofits), and for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations).

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317143

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