This program is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, PL 114-113 for a national clearinghouse that provides training and technical assistance on issues relating to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native women. The purpose of the National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault is to:
- Provide a repository of information on topics 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 including advocacy, legal, and medical and health-related information and resources;
- Provide general information and technical assistance on sexual assault in Indian Country to law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges as well as healthcare professionals, victim advocates and others by establishing a toll-free hotline, responding to email inquiries, and creating downloadable fact sheets and brochures on a range of topics related to addressing sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native Women;
- Create a sexual assault community assessment tool that tribal communities can use to determine the feasibility of establishing a SANE-SART response model; and
- Provide on-site training and technical assistance to tribal governments on response to sexual assault.
Current Closing Date for Applications: August 23, 2016. For more information, click here.