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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): Jan 31, 2019
Application: Feb 14, 2019

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.

Tribal Jurisdiction grant recipients that received an award in FY 2017 or FY 2018 award and FY 2016 grant recipients that have 50% or more of their existing award remaining are not 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: $3,500,000

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 January 31, 2019.

Applicant webinar
January 3, 2019
12:00 p.m. Eastern
Email to register.

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

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