Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program

 

To support programs or projects in Indian tribal lands and Alaska native villages that increase intervention, advocacy, accompaniment, support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault; family and household members of such victims; and those collaterally affected by the victimization, except for the perpetrator of such victimization.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
16.024
Federal Agency/Office
Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005; Title II, Section 202, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. ยง 14043g(e).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries are tribal organizations and nonprofit tribal organizations, as well as Indian or Alaska native victims of sexual assault
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 required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
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 by the end of the fiscal year.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Renewals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are specified in the annual program solicitation.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are for programs and projects in Indian country and Alaska native villages that provide intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault, including: (i) 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral; (ii) accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings; (iii) crisis intervention, short-term individual and group support services, and comprehensive service coordination and supervision to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members; (iv) information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and family or household members; (v) community-based, linguistically and culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities; and (vi) the development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described in clauses (i) through (v).
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
Awards are made for 36 months. 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$3,465,000.00; FY 17 est $3,468,000.00; FY 18 est $3,500,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$345,000-$526,500
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program solicitations can be found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/ovwgrantprograms.htm. Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/grantees.html.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.