DOJ – Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (2020)

Applications are due February 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to OVW.TribalAffairs@usdoj.gov by January 22, 2020. This letter confirms that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov.

The Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program provides funding directly to tribes, tribal consortiums, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations to create, maintain, and expand sexual assault services within Indian country and Alaskan native villages. Legal aid is eligible to subgrant from tribes and/or tribal organizations.

Helpful resources

  • The Justice in Government Project at American University has curated research briefs on how civil legal aid helps survivors of domestic violence and Native Americans. You can access the briefs here.
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Grant information

Funding Title: Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program

Agency Name: Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women

Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2020-17678

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but there is language about supportive services that could include legal aid. In the purpose areas, it defines intervention and related assistance as including “accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings.” (p. 2)

Expected Number of Awards: 11

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,750,000

Award ceiling: $375,000

Award floor: $0

Current Closing Date for Applications: Applications are due February 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to OVW.TribalAffairs@usdoj.gov by January 22, 2020. This letter confirms that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov.

Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (federally recognized) and Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)

OVW will not fund the same entity, as either a lead recipient or partner/subrecipient, on more than two discretionary awards in FY 2020, absent extenuating circumstances.

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link and link to Grants.gov.

Contact Information: Rebekah Jones, Grant Program Specialist, (202)307-6026, OVW.TribalAffairs@usdoj.gov



Categories: Department of Justice, Domestic Violence, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Native Americans, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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