Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction Implementation
to assist tribal governments in implementing the Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction which was created by section 904 of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Violence Against Women Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Discretionary)
Violence Against Women Act, 42 U.S.C 3796gg-10; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012, Division B, Title II, Public Law 112-55.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants are tribal governments.
Beneficiaries include the tribal criminal justice system and victim service providers.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is part of the Department of Justice's Consolidated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). Applicants for multiple tribal-specific grant programs use the single tribal solicitation, which is issued on an annual basis. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. Applicants must apply on the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Grants Management System (GMS) following the procedures outlined in the CTAS.
Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, online notification is sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to OVW.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applicants will be notified by the end of the fiscal year.
Renewals are considered on a case-by-case basis.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women in program guidelines published annuall.
How may assistance be used?
Grants can be used for the following purposes:
(1) to strengthen tribal criminal justice systems to assist Indian tribes in exercising special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction, including—
(A) law enforcement (including the capacity of law enforcement or court personnel to enter information into and obtain information from national crime information databases);
(C) trial and appellate courts;
(D) probation systems;
(E) detention and correctional facilities;
(F) alternative rehabilitation centers;
(G) culturally appropriate services and assistance for victims and their families; and
(H) criminal codes and rules of criminal procedure, appellate procedure, and evidence;
(2) to provide indigent criminal defendants with the effective assistance of licensed defense counsel, at no cost to the defendant, in criminal proceedings in which a participating tribe prosecutes a crime of domestic violence or dating violence or a criminal violation of a protection order;
(3) to ensure that, in criminal proceedings in which a participating tribe exercises special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction, jurors are summoned, selected, and instructed in a manner consistent with all applicable requirements; and
(4) to accord victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and violations of protection orders rights that are similar to the rights of a crime victim described in section 3771 (a) of title 18, consistent with tribal law and custom.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reports are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide. No cash reports are required. Semi-annual progress reports shall explain the activities carried out and include an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program, including number of persons served and numbers of persons seeking services who could not be served. Quarterly Federal Financial Reports are required. . Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
At least one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released on an as needed basis to the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Tia Farmer 145 N. St., Suite 10W121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $2,500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects