U.S. Department of Justice: Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program
The Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program aims to provide support to Indian tribes to improve services for victims of crime. Funding may be used for a wide range of programs, activities, equipment, and supplies to develop, enhance, sustain, or procure victim services. These allowable activities and costs include, but are not limited to:
- Needs assessment: Assessing the victim service needs of the community to inform the planning, development, implementation, and expansion of victim service programs.
- Strategic planning: Developing a strategic plan that will guide the development, implementation, and expansion of victim service programs.
- Program development: Developing victim services programs.
- Program implementation: Implementing victim service programs.
- Program expansion: Including expanding types of services provided to victims, expanding populations served, and expanding the types of crime addressed. See the solicitation for a comprehensive list of allowable and unallowable programs/activities/tangible items.
Amount: A total of $110,000,000 is available to make awards that typically range up to $720,000. However, applicants may request amounts exceeding $720,000 where justified. The period of performance is three years.
Eligibility: Federally recognized Indian tribes, including Alaska Native villages; tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes; and organizations that act as authorized designees of a federally recognized Indian tribe.
Note: The application consists of a two-phase process: Phase 1 requires the applicant to submit certain threshold information about the proposed project and applicant by August 6, 2018. Phase 2 requires the selected applicant to clarify the project description and submit into additional material by January 4, 2019.
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