Violence Against Women Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program
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
Priority areas include:
- Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention
- Empower victims to become survivors by focusing on long-term safety and sustainable economic independence
- Increase resources for courts and tribes to register protection orders in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and give access to tribes to crime information systems
- Increase efforts to combat stalking
Eligible applicants include:
- Indian Tribal governments
- Authorized designees of Indian Tribal governments
- Tribal consortia in the U.S. and territories
Award ceiling: $900,000
Expected number of awards: 60
Project period: 3 years
Total funding available: $41,000,000
Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in grants.gov by April 7, 2021.
While not required, applicants are encouraged to submit email a letter of intent to OVW.TribalAffairs@usdoj.gov by April 12, 2021.
Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by April 22, 2021.
If internet access is not available to submit an electronic application, contact 202.307.6026 or OVW.TribalAffairs@usdoj.gov by April 15, 2021 to request alternative submission instructions.
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