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U.S. Department of Justice: Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program

Deadline: July 29, 2019

The Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program aims to provide support to tribal communities to improve services for victims of crime. Funding may be used to support a comprehensive range of activities including needs assessment, strategic planning, program development and implementation, program expansion, and other activities needed to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities. Applicants may apply through one of the following purpose areas:

Purpose Area 1 – Establishment of a New Victim Service Program: Applicants that have no existing victim services program should apply under this purpose area and incorporate the following activities into their application. New applicants for Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) funding are strongly encouraged to apply under this purpose area. Suggested activities to be outlined in the application may include but are not limited to:

  • Establish partnerships
  • Convene and mobilize partners
  • Assess community needs
  • Develop a strategic/implementation plan
  • Implementation
  • Provide victim services
  • Provide community outreach and education

Purpose Area 2 – Coordination and Expansion of Existing Victim Service Program: The goal is to become more victim-centered, culturally competent, more comprehensive, and improve coordination with likely partners. Suggested activities to be outlined in the application may include but are not limited to:

  • Establish or fine-tune the role of a Project Coordinator
  • Conduct a program scan and identify gaps in services to fill
  • Expand populations served and types of crime addressed
  • Purchase or procure tangible items
  • Expand and provide direct victim services
  • Provide community outreach and education
  • Continuous quality improvement

Amount: A total of $90,000,000 is available to make awards that will typically range from $500,000-$720,000. OVC intends to awards as many applicants as possible.

Eligibility: Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, including Alaska Native villages and tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes. Additionally, an organization that is acting as the authorized designee of a federally recognized Indian tribe may apply.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316491

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