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Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.025
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 28, 2019
Application: Apr 11, 2019

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This program provides grant support and technical assistance to tribes for planning, developing, and implementing changes in tribal criminal justice systems necessary to exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ). The program encourages coordinated collaboration of the entire tribal criminal justice system and victim service providers to incorporate systemic change that ensures victim safety and Indian and non-Indian offender accountability.


Federally recognized Native American tribal governments are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amount: $450,000 for new awards and $300,000 for continuation awards
Expected number of awards: 10
Project period: 3 years, with an option for a 2 year non-competitive supplement for a total of 5 years
Estimated total program funding: $4,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available on

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to by March 28, 2019.

Applicant webinars

General audience
March 13, 2019
2:00 p.m. Eastern

For tribes that have already implemented SDVCJ
March 20, 2019
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Email or call 202.616.0039 at least one day prior to the session to register.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Criminal justice system · Human services

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