OVW – Alaska Full Faith and Credit Training and Technical Assistance Request for Concept Papers (2019)

Applications Due: September 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

This initiative assists tribes and law enforcement to improve enforcement of tribal protection orders. The VAWA full faith and credit provision provides that states, tribes, and territories must inforce qualifying protection orders. This specific initiative comes after the Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) Annual Tribal Consultation, where many tribes expressed concern about a lack of state enforcement of tribal protection orders.

Goals and Objectives

There are 229 federally recognized tribes in Alaska. Under this initiative, funds must be used to improve the enforcement of tribal protection orders in Alaska. Applications should propose training and technical assistance for state and local law enforcement, prosecutors, and court personnel and for tribal courts and communities on issuance and enforcement of protection orders.

Funding Title: OVW 2019 Alaska Full Faith and Credit Training and Technical Assistance Request for Concept Papers

Agency Name: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2019-16710

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, this initiative explicitly prohibits direct victim services, including legal representation. However, legal aid organizations that have ongoing relations with tribal organizations and government can use this opportunity to assist with training and technical assistance for law enforcement and court personnel around protection orders.

Target Population: Training and technical assistance for state and local law enforcement, prosecutors and other government attorneys, and court personnel on enforcement of tribal protection orders

Expected Number of Awards: 1

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No, there is no match or cost sharing requirements.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $275,000

Award Ceiling: $275,000

Award Floor: $275,000

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.gov. The OVW recommends submitting at least 48 hours before the application deadline. This will enable applicants to receive notice of a failed submission and correct errors before the deadline. Pages 14-17 of the full announcement break down the timeline for applying.

Current Closing Date for Applications: by September 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal organizations and Native American tribal governments.

Link to Full Announcement: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1184721/download

Contact information: For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the following: for programmatic questions, contact the POC for this initiative at (202) 307-6026 or Lucille.moran@usdoj.gov, for financial questions, contact (202)307-6026 or OVW.GFMD@usdoj.gov, and for technical support, contact (800)518-4726 for Grants.gov helpdesk.

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Categories: Domestic Violence, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Native Americans, Victims of Crime

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