Violence Against Women Discretionary Grants for Indian Tribal Governments
To increase tribal capacity to respond to violent crimes against Indian women, and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against Indian women.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
The Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title IX, Section 906, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. § 3796gg-10
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Indian tribal governments and authorized designees of tribal governments. The term "tribal government" means-- (A) the governing body of an Indian tribe; or (B) a tribe, band, pueblo, nation, or other organized group or community of Indians, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation (as defined in, or established pursuant to, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)), that is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
Tribal governments and authorized designees of tribal governments.
Specific criteria for the program are provided in an annual solicitation available at www.justice.gov/OVW. Additional information is available at https://www.justice.gov/tribal/grants.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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. 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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to 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 location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applicants will be notified before 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 annually.
How may assistance be used?
Grants may be awarded for the following statutory purposes:
(1) develop and enhance effective governmental strategies to curtail violent crimes against and increase the safety of Indian women consistent with tribal law and custom;
(2) increase tribal capacity to respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking crimes against Indian women;
(3) strengthen tribal justice interventions including tribal law enforcement, prosecution, courts, probation, correctional facilities;
(4) enhance services to Indian women victimized by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking;
(5) work in cooperation with the community to develop education and prevention strategies directed toward issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking;
(6) provide programs for supervised visitation and safe visitation exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking committed by one parent against the other with appropriate security measures, policies, and procedures to protect the safety of victims and their children;
(7) provide transitional housing for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, or stalking, including rental or utilities payments assistance and assistance with related expenses such as security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing, and support services to enable a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, or stalking to locate and secure permanent housing and integrate into a community;
(8) provide legal assistance necessary to provide effective aid to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sex trafficking, or sexual assault who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence, at minimal or no cost to the victims;
(9) provide services to address the needs of youth who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, or stalking and the needs of youth and children exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including support for the nonabusing parent or the caretaker of the youth or child; and
(10) develop and promote legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to violent crimes against Indian women, including the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
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
At least one year. 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
145 N. St. NE, Suite 10W121
Washington, DC 20530 US
(Project Grants) FY 16$33,647,321.00; FY 17 est $34,137,475.00; FY 18 est $33,500,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range - $250,000 - $350,000
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