VOCA Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program
OVC administers the Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside to provide support to AI/AN communities to develop victim service projects and provide training and technical assistance services to eligible crime victim?s assistance programs. The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, provides for five percent of funds made available for obligation from the Crime Victims Fund to be used to support a broad set-aside program for Indian tribes to improve services for victims of crime. The objective of the Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside is to improve the capacity of services for victims of crime within AI/AN communities
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
This project is authorized by the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, Public Law 116-6, sec. 510., Public Law -
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Indian tribes and tribal consortia (NOTE: eligible applicants may also include tribal organizations and organizations that directly serve Indian tribes).
The following will receive the ultimate benefits of the funding: Federally-Recognized Indian Tribal Governments Native American Organizations American Indians/Alaska Natives
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. OVC will use information from prior listening sessions and consultations, as well as expedited processes to consult with tribal governments, leaders, and representatives; experts in the field; and other governmental agencies, to expand current programming and work to create a fair, comprehensive, and responsive program.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See the current fiscal year's solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm and http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PreawardRequirements/index.htm for additional information.
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General (for science offices, would be the Director of the applicable Office), successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs within 45 days of award date. For further information, please see http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PreawardRequirements/chapter2.2a.htm.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.
In some cases, award periods may be extended if specific criteria are met. For details, please review the discussion of no-cost extensions in the Criteria for Award Extension section of the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide available at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2d.htm.
How are proposals selected?
See the current fiscal years' program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
How may assistance be used?
Funding can be used for activities that help establish, improve, and expand victims’ services and build the capacity of tribes to respond to crime victims’ needs. Funding can be used for any activities that are consistent with the Victims of Crime Act.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit. For additional guidance, please visit http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.16a.htm
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
Award periods for Office of Justice programs generally range from 12 to 36 months, but the VOCA 3% Tribal Victim Services Program award period may be expanded. For specifics pertaining to this program, please see the current fiscal year’s program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm). For additional information, see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on “Period of Availability of Funds" at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2a.htm. The VOCA 3% Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program will require applicants to both respond to a solicitation and submit a detailed budget and narrative in order to draw down approved funding.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office for Victims of Crime
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$121,808,565.00; FY 19 est $167,650,000.00; FY 20 est $115,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY19: Tribal Set-Aside: Up to $720,000 per award.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
See the current fiscal years' program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm. For additional guidance, please reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
Project examples include but are not limited to: victim service program planning, development, implementation, or expansion of a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program, Comprehensive Victim Assistance Program, Vulnerable Adults and Elder Abuse Program, or Child Advocacy Centers. Funds can be used to support a wide range of services to crime victims, including services for victims of elder abuse, child abuse, homicide, gang violence, youth violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, battery and assault, identity theft, hate crimes, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, or victims of the opioid/drug crisis. Project examples include but are not limited to: victim service program planning, development, implementation, or expansion of a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program, Comprehensive Victim Assistance Program, Vulnerable Adults and Elder Abuse Program, or Child Advocacy Centers.