The Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (TSASP) supports efforts to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by Tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations within Indian country and Alaska Native villages. TSASP supports projects that provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, or police departments), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, non-offending family and household members of victims, and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault. Eligible applicants include federally recognized Native American tribal governments, tribal consortiums, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations. New This Year The Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization [...]
Tuesday February 28, 2023: As part of the continued work by the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to implement the Not Invisible Act and combat the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP), Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and Secretary Deb Haaland hosted the first in-person plenary session of the Not Invisible Act Commission at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. The two-day meeting follows a series of online sessions since the establishment of the Commission last year. Read more...
NOW OPEN: OVW’s FY 2023 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking Program SolicitationCinnamon Bankey2023-03-15T18:38:02+00:00
The Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program (Rural Program) supports efforts to enhance the safety of rural victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and supports projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural areas. Eligible applicants include states, units of local government, Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, and private institutions of higher education. New This Year The Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 added a new Rural Program purpose area on sexual assault forensic medical examination programs and added improving access to quality sexual assault examinations by trained health [...]
The Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program (CSSP) supports the maintenance and replication of existing successful community-based programs providing culturally specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as the development of innovative culturally specific strategies to enhance access to services and resources for victims who face obstacles to accessing more traditional programs. Eligible applicants include Indian tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, private nonprofit/tribal organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization is to provide culturally specific services to survivors who are American Indian [...]
The Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program (Transitional Housing Program) supports programs that provide six to 24 months of transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. Eligible applicants include states, units of local government, Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions, victim [...]
The Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program (referred to as the Tribal Governments Program) assists tribal governments and authorized designees of tribal governments to respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking in their communities. Eligible applicants include federally-recognized Native American tribal governments, authorized designees of Indian Tribal Governments, and Tribal Consortiums in the United States or U.S. territories. For more information, see the Eligibility Information section of the solicitation. New This Year Priority Area: In FY 2023, applications proposing activities in the following area will be given special consideration: Improve outreach, services, civil and criminal justice [...]
NOW OPEN: OVW's FY 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program Solicitation OVW’s Legal Assistance for Victims Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth (ages 11 to 24) victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault by providing funds for comprehensive direct legal service to victims in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Eligible applicants include Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, legal service providers, victim service providers, and institutions of higher education. Important Dates and Information Application deadline [...]
OVW’s Legal Assistance for Victims Program Expanding Legal Services Initiative (ELSI) is intended to enable eligible organizations that do not currently offer legal services to establish a program that provides legal representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Organizations funded under this solicitation may be eligible for up to five years of funding, two years under this solicitation and an additional three years of noncompetitive funding, provided certain conditions are met. Eligible applicants include Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, legal service providers, and victim service providers. Important Dates and Information Application deadline for Grants.gov: [...]
The Department of Justice today announced the opening of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) period for comprehensive funding to American Indian and Alaska Native communities. CTAS funding supports crime prevention activities, victim services, and coordinated community responses to violence against Native American individuals. Administered by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), CTAS posts today online at https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations. The solicitation includes directions on how federally recognized tribal governments and tribal consortia can apply for funding. The grants.gov application deadline for CTAS is March 21, 2023, at 8:59 p.m. EST, [...]
On December 5, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) introduced the Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act (S. 5186). The bill, which was initially proposed by Senator Warren and then-Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM-1) in 2019, is a response to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report: Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans. The Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act will address the chronic underfunding of essential services and programs in Indian Country, including criminal justice and public safety, health care, education, housing, and economic development.