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Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.587
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Feb 25, 2020

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The Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program provides grants to improve the criminal justice system response to violence against women, including supporting law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and multi-disciplinary teams.

Goals and objectives include

  • Develop and enhance effective governmental strategies to curtail violent crimes against 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 the tribal justice interventions, including tribal 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 and support services for victims
  • Provide legal assistance necessary to provide effective aid to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence, at minimal or no cost to the victims
  • Provide services to address the needs of youth who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, or stalking and the needs of youth 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 crimes against Indian women, including the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking

Priority will be given to projects that reduce violent crime against women, promote victim safety, and include substance abuse professionals in a coordinated community response.

Specific objectives and required deliverables may be found in the application instructions.

This is Purpose Area #5 of the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). Applicants may choose from 9 purpose areas and submit a single proposal.


A federally recognized tribe or an organization that is acting as the authorized designee of a federally recognized Indian tribe may apply.

Applicants that received 3-year awards under the OVW Tribal Governments Program funding in FY 2018 or FY 2019 are not eligible to apply for new or continuation funding.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $900,000
Expected number of awards: 55
Project period: 3 years
Total funding available: $34,000,000

Application process

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

Applications must be submitted online through the Office of Justice Programs Grants Management System (GMS).

If internet access is not available to submit an electronic application, contact the Response Center at 800.421.6770 before January 24, 2020 to request alternative submission instructions.

Technical assistance

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Child welfare · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Cultural competency · Families · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Legislation and regulations · Policy · Substance abuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women

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