Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $898,000)
DOJ and OVC have long recognized the critical need to support American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime. Over time, OVC has conducted a number of tribal consultations and listening sessions to gather input from our AI/AN partners regarding the Crime Victims Fund tribal victim services set-aside. Based on the information gathered, OVC will allocate the FY 2020 funding by an interim discretionary administrative formula. The formula being used was created with significant input from tribal leaders and from the information gathered from the consultations and listening sessions. Under this award, The Lummi Nation requested funding to enhance and sustain the existing women's shelter. With this funding, Lummi Nation will: 1) hire a full-time Triage Office Manager to assist victims in crisis find adequate housing; 2) provide security and maintenance staff to strengthen safety of shelter staff and residents; and 3) provide housing, childcare and emergency need assistance to victims of crime in the community.