HHS – Indian Health Service – Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

Applications Due: September 8, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Description:  The primary purpose of this grant program is to accomplish the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) goals listed below:

1. Build Tribal, UIHP, and Federal capacity to provide coordinated community responses to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of domestic and sexual violence.

2. Increase access to domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, crisis intervention, and behavioral health services for AI/AN victims and their families.

3. Promote trauma-informed services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families.

4. Offer healthcare provider and community education on domestic and sexual violence.

5. Respond to the healthcare needs of AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence.

6. Incorporate culturally appropriate practices and/or faith-based services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence.

From August 2010 – August 2015, IHS funded 65 IHS, Tribal, Tribal organizations, and UIHPs that participated in a nationally coordinated five-year demonstration pilot project to expand outreach and increase awareness of domestic and sexual violence and provide victim advocacy, intervention, case coordination, policy development, community response teams, and community and school education programs. The DVPI promotes the development of evidence-based and practice-based models that represent culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to domestic and sexual violence from a community-driven context. For a complete listing of demonstration pilot projects, please visit www.ihs.gov/dvpi/pilotprojects.

Funding Title: Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

Agency Name:    Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. Victim advocacy is specifically listed as a purpose area:

“Purpose Area 1: Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention, Advocacy, and Coordinated Community Responses” includes “Expand crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, behavioral health, and case management services to victims of domestic and sexual violence”

Target Population:   Native American victims of domestic violence and/or sexual violence.

Expected Number of Awards: Depends on area. See Funding Opportunitity Announcement

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

How to Apply: The application package and detailed instructions for this announcement can be found at http://www.Grants.gov or https://www.ihs.gov/dgm/index.cfm?module=dsp_dgm_funding.

Current Closing Date for Applications:  September 8, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $7,600,000

Award Ceiling:    $200,000 expected

Award Floor:    $50,000 expected

Eligible Applicants: To be eligible for this “Limited Competition” in an effort to address behavioral health disparities within AI/AN communities, IHS is limiting eligibility to Federally recognized Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations. Eligible applicants are as follows:

• Federally recognized Indian Tribe, as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14);

• Tribal organization, as defined by25 U.S.C. 1603(26);

• Urban Indian organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29). Applicants must provide proof of non-profit status with the application, e.g., 501(c)(3).

Priority Consideration:

Purpose Area 1: Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention, Advocacy, and Coordinated Community Responses

Purpose Area 2: Forensic Healthcare

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:  See Funding Opportunity Announcement

Current/Past Funding Recipients:

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement:   Here

Contact Information: 

1. Questions on the programmatic issues may be directed to:

Beverly Cotton, Director IHS Division of Behavioral Health 801 Thompson Avenue Rockville, MD 20874 Phone: (301) 443-2038 Fax: (301) 443-7623 Email: dbh@ihs.gov

2. Questions on grants management and fiscal matters may be directed to:

Patience Musikikongo, GMS IHS Division of Grants Management 801 Thompson Ave, TMP Suite 379 Rockville, MD 20874 Phone: (301) 443-2059 Fax: (301) 443-9602 Patience.Musikikongo@ihs.gov

3. Questions on systems matters may be directed to:

Paul Gettys, Grant Systems Coordinator 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 360 Rockville, MD 20852 Phone: (301) 443-2114; or the DGM main line (301) 443-5204 Fax: (301) 443-9602 E-Mail: Paul.Gettys@ihs.gov

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Categories: Domestic Violence, Express Language for Legal Aid, HHS, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Sexual Assault, Subgrant Possibilities, Tribal, Victims of Crime

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