OVC’s goal for this solicitation is to foster innovation that will support efforts of a tribal community to expand current crime victim assistance programs or models to address the complex, longer-term challenges many victims face. Consequently, this solicitation offers tribes an opportunity to address underlying factors such as poverty, historical trauma, substance abuse, health disparities, and lack of economic and educational opportunities that may contribute to the cycle of violence in a community and prevent the provision of trauma-informed, culturally appropriate services to victims and their families. It also recognizes the importance of building on the inherent strengths and resilience of tribal culture and traditions to develop longer-term holistic strategies to address crime in Indian Country. OVC believes that focusing on individual and community wellness may offer a more sustainable approach to addressing the long-term, complex needs of victims and survivors. This solicitation seeks innovative proposals from tribes or tribal nonprofit organizations to develop a community wellness, victim-centered strategy that includes a Community Wellness Center as a central organizing force within the tribal jurisdiction. This Community Wellness Center would offer, coordinate, or foster access to a continuum of resources and services that promote victim and community wellness, including a full range of intervention, treatment, health and wellness, prevention, educational and economic development, and cultural resources for the community. This solicitation recognizes there is no single “tribal” model or best practice that is appropriate for all tribes, and that each tribal community must develop its own plan to address violence and victimization.
Funding Title: OVC Vision 21 Tribal Community Wellness Centers: Serving Crime Victims’ Needs
Agency Name: Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crimes
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Express Language for Legal Aid: No
Target Population: Award recipients should target American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victim populations.
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: Applicants must register in OJP’s Grants Management System (GMS) prior to submitting an application for this funding opportunity.
Current Closing Date for Applications: July 15, 2014
Award Ceiling: $660,000
Award Floor: $0
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) and Tribal designees
Link to Full Announcement: http://ojp.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/FY14_V21_TribalWellness.pdf
Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.