Deadline: 23 February 2017
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking applications for a program entitled “OVW FY 2017 Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program” with an aim to provide funding directly to tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services programs and activities within Indian country and Alaska Native villages.
Since its inception, OVW has supported a multifaceted approach to responding to these crimes through implementation of grant programs authorized by VAWA. By forging state, local and tribal partnerships among police, prosecutors, judges, victim advocates, health care providers, faith leaders, organizations that serve culturally specific and underserved communities, and others, OVW grants help provide victims, across their life span, with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives, while improving communities’ capacity to provide justice for victims and hold offenders accountable.
- The grant award period is 36 months. Budgets must reflect 36 months of project activity, and the total “estimated funding” on the SF-424 must reflect 36 months. Generally, the award period will start on October 1, 2017.
- Awards under TSASP for FY 2017 will be made for up to $325,000.
- TSASP typically makes awards in the range of $275,000 – $325,000.
- OVW estimates that it will make up to 10 awards for an estimated $3,000,000.
In FY 2017, funds under TSASP may be used for the following purposes:
- To support the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects within Indian country and Alaska Native villages to assist those victimized by sexual assault
Sexual assault victim assistance may include, but is not necessarily limited to:
- 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral;
- Accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings;
- Crisis intervention, short-term individual and group support services, and comprehensive service coordination and supervision to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members;
- Information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and family or household members;
- Community-based, culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities; and
- Development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services.
Eligible entities for this program are:
- Federally-recognized tribal governments, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations
- Tribal agencies, organizations, and nonprofits provide critical and culturally relevant services that are specifically responsive to the needs of sexual assault victims within tribal communities
How to Apply
Interested applicants can access the application package via given website.
Eligible Countries: United States
For more information, please visit Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program.