Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grant Program - National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence (NIRC)
Application: Jul 5, 2021
This program offers funding to a single entity to establish and maintain a National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women (NIRC). The NIRC will provide technical assistance and training resources for tribes and tribal organizations to enhance their capacity to respond to domestic violence; enhance the intervention and prevention efforts to increase the safety of indigenous women; and coordinate activities with other federal agencies, offices, and grantees that address the needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians that experience domestic violence.
- Enhance public awareness through the development of resources and distribution of information related to trauma-informed domestic violence/dating violence intervention/prevention strategies, prevalence statistics, emerging issues, culturally specific populations, and special topics
- Support service innovation by identifying evidence-based and evidence-informed practices
- Enhance the capacity of domestic violence programs by fostering promising practice development, adaptation, and implementation
- Address emerging issues related to family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence through the provision of training and technical assistance
- Lead or contribute to research related to domestic violence and dating violence prevention or intervention for victims of domestic violence and children exposed to domestic violence
A detailed list of expected training and technical assistance activities is provided in the application instructions.
Eligible applicants are tribal organizations and nonprofit private organizations with 501(c)(3) status that focus primarily on issues of domestic violence with tribes and that can demonstrate the ability to meet the specific eligibility requirements below:
- Experience working with tribes and tribal organizations to respond to domestic violence and the findings of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-162, sec. 901)
- Experience providing tribes and tribal organizations with assistance in developing tribally based prevention and intervention services addressing domestic violence and safety for victims of domestic violence
- Strong support for the entity's designation as the NIRC from advocates working within tribes to address family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence as well as the safety of Indian domestic violence survivors
- A record of demonstrated experience in and successful outcomes from, assisting tribes and tribal organizations with prevention and intervention services addressing family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence
- The capacity to serve tribes (including Alaska Native villages and regional and village corporations) across the United States, including Native Hawaiians
- A record of demonstrated experience in and successful outcomes from delivering national training and technical assistance, enhancing service delivery, and maintaining a clearinghouse library accessed by service providers
Award ceiling: $1,600,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 1
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