Tribal Consultations Scheduled Regarding Federal Crime Victims Fund Allocation – June 12-14, 2018

The Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) invites you to discuss the administration of the Fiscal Year 2018 tribal set-aside to enhance services for tribal victim
services. The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, (P.L.115-141) for the Department of Justice created a 3% set-aside in the Federal Crime Victims Fund (CVF) receipts allocated to OVC. OVC is responsible for administering grant award programs that are supported by the CVF, including the FY 2018 tribal set-aside. A paper providing relevant background information and questions for you to consider will be circulated separately.
 
OVC invites you to participate in a series of telephone consultation calls that will be held between June 12,2018 – June 14,2018. Registration information is provided in the table below. Tribal leaders and representatives are welcome to call in to any or all of the calls. You will be asked to provide your name and Tribal affiliation when you register for a session. The times have been set below for the convenience of the callers:
 
June 12,2018 (Lower 48) | 1:00pm – 2:30pm EDT
–Those without internet access or unable to preregister
may dial in by calling: 1-866-777-2509 (toll
.free)
 
June 12,2018 (Alaska) | 3:00pm – 4:30pm EDT
–Those without internet access or unable to preregister
may dial in by calling: 1-866-777-2509 (toll
free)
 
June 14,2018 (Lower 48) | 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
–Those without internet access or unable to preregister
may dial in by calling: 1-866-777-2509 (toll
free)
 
In addition to the telephone consultation calls, OVC will accept written comments from tribes until 5pm, EDT on June 29, 2018. Written comments may be submitted by e-mail at:
 
Tribes may also submit comments by first -class mail to:
Office for Victims of Crime
Office of Justice Programs
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
Attn.: Allison Turkel
 
Despite the condensed timeframe, OVC is committed to assisting tribes in every way possible to create successful victim service programs that meet the needs of your
communities.
 
If you have difficulty registering please email ovctribalsetaside@ojp.usdoj.gov. We hope that you will be able to participate in providing feedback to OVC on this very important topic.