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National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault Call for Concept Papers

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.027
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
May 14, 2019

Darla Nolan


Currently, the National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault (NICCSA) provides the following:

  1. A web-based repository of information on key topics and promising practices related to the sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native women, including research studies, scholarly articles, and other materials; a comprehensive list of relevant national, state, and local programs; and other resources pertaining to issues such as advocacy, medical care, victim resources, and related legal issues
  2. Technical assistance and training to professionals working to address sexual assault in Indian country to include law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges, as well as healthcare professionals and advocates, through the establishment of a toll-free professional helpline and electronic communications
  3. Technical assistance, training, and ongoing support for the SAFESTAR training program

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is requesting concept papers that will supplement the work of the National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault with new activities in the areas of:

  • Provide NICCSA programming and services to address the unique environmental, cultural, and traditional needs for Alaska tribal governments and villages
  • Provide technical assistance and training to tribal governments and tribal courts on effective responses to sexual assault through web-based technology, regional or national trainings, and on-site training and technical assistance
  • Provide technical assistance and training for tribal communities to assist them with enhancing or establishing coordinated community response models such as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) project or a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

Applicants must be willing to work closely with OVW on the implementation of their projects, including the possibility of modifying project activities to more appropriately meet the needs of American Indian and Native Alaskan communities.


Eligible applicants include:

  • National, tribal, statewide, and other nonprofit organizations with the capacity to provide nationwide training and technical assistance
  • Institutions of higher education, including tribal colleges and universities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Award floor: $300,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 3
Estimated total program funding: $1,500,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Criminal justice system · Cultural competency · Health workforce education and training · Women

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