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Violence Against Women Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.587
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Apr 24, 2024

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The Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program provides grants to assist tribal governments and authorized designees of tribal governments to respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking in their communities.

Funding must be used to:

  • Develop and enhance effective governmental strategies to curtail violent crimes against women and increase the safety of Indian women consistent with Tribal law and custom
  • Increase Tribal capacity to respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking crimes against Indian women
  • Strengthen Tribal justice interventions including law enforcement, prosecution, courts, probation, and correctional facilities
  • Enhance services to Indian women victimized by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking
  • Work in cooperation with the community to develop education and prevention strategies directed toward issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking
  • Provide programs for supervised visitation and safe visitation exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking committed by one parent against the other with appropriate security measures, policies, and procedures to protect the safety of victims and their children
  • Provide transitional housing for victims, including rental or utilities payment assistance and assistance with related expenses such as security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing, and support services
  • Provide legal assistance necessary to provide effective aid to victims
  • Provide services to address the needs of youth (ages 11 – 24 years old) who are victims and children exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including support for the non-abusing parent or caretaker of the youth or child
  • Develop and promote legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to violent crimes against Indian women
  • Develop, strengthen, and implement policies, protocols, and training for law enforcement regarding cases of missing or murdered Indians
  • Compile and annually report data to the Attorney General related to missing or murdered Indians

Eligible applicants include:

  • Indian Tribal governments
  • Authorized designees of Indian Tribal governments
  • Tribal consortia in the U.S. and territories
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,200,000
Award floor: $400,000
Expected number of awards: 60
Project period: 2-3 years
Total funding available:$52,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by April 24, 2024.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by April 25, 2024.

Applicant office hours sessions
(Registration required)
April 10, 17, 24
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Eastern

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Child welfare · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Culture and cultural competency · Families · Housing and homelessness · Human services · LGBTQI+ · Legislation and regulations · Policy · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women

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