Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program

 

To increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; enhancing the response to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women at the tribal, Federal, and State levels; identifying and providing technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services to American Indian women victimized by domestic and sexual violence; and assisting tribes in developing and promoting state, local, and tribal legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to violent crimes against Indian women.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.557
Federal Agency/Office
Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Sections 2001(c), 2007(b)(2)-(3), 42 U.S.C. § 37966gg(d); Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title I, Section 101, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. § 14043g(d), as amended; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2013, Public Law 113-4.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Tribal coalitions that meet the criteria of a tribal coalition under 24 U.S.C. 13925(a), provide services to Indian tribes, and are recognized by the Office on Violence Against Women.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Tribal sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions.
Credentials/Documentation
Non-profit organizations must be an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code. All such applicants are required to submit a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing their tax-exempt status.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must apply through the Office of Justice Programs Grants Management System (GMS) portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.
Award Procedure
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.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applicants will be notified before the end of the fiscal year.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Applications are submitted on an annual basis.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation. Each recognized coalition that qualifies for funding will receive an equal share.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for the following statutory program purpose areas: (A) increasing awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; (B) enhancing the response to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women at the tribal, Federal, and State levels; (C) identifying and providing technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services to American Indian women victimized by domestic and sexual violence; and (D) assisting tribes in developing and promoting state, local, and tribal legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to violent crimes against Indian women.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
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 formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 12 months. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Tia Farmer
145 N. St.NE, Suite 10W121
Washington, DC 20530 US
tia.farmer@usdoj.gov
Phone: 202-305-1177
Website Address
http://www.justice.gov/ovw
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0409-0-1-754
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 16$5,641,616.00; FY 18 est $5,724,000.00; FY 17 est $5,724,144.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$298,564-$318,008
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program solicitations can be found at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs. Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grantees.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.