Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $720,000)
OVCs mission is to enhance the nations capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing policies and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. OVC achieves this mission, in part, by administering award programs supported by the federal Crime Victims Fund (CVF) to develop innovative training and technical assistance, and to provide direct services to improve the overall quality of victim assistance.
The overall goal of the Fiscal Year 2019 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program is to provide support to tribal communities to improve services for victims of crime. Under the solicitation, OVC solicited applications for funding to support a comprehensive range of activities including needs assessment, strategic planning, program development and implementation, program expansion, and other activities needed to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities.
The Asa'carsarmiut Tribal Council, will use the funds from this award, made under Purpose Area 1 of the program, to develop a Victim Services program by: hiring staff including a Program Coordinator, Program Assistant Coordinator, Case Manager, and an Outreach Coordinator; renovating an office space to house the victim services program; and establishing a transitional housing unit for use by victims.