The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) have long recognized the critical need to fully and more effectively support American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime. In recent years, DOJ has conducted numerous tribal consultations and listening sessions to learn more about the needs and resources associated with supporting AI/AN crime victims.
As a result of these sessions, OVC used available funding to improve programs, develop resources and publications, and support training and technical assistance efforts. This year, for the first time, the appropriations act provides for funds from the CVF to be used to support a broadly applicable tribal set-aside program for Indian tribes to improve services to crime victims.
OVC anticipates making up to $110 million available through this solicitation to support tribes to improve victim services. OVC expects that award amounts may vary, depending on the project(s) proposed, but typically will not exceed $720,000 per applicant. Application deadline is August 6, 2018!