Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $694,698)
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 Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma will expand services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault that are not covered under existing funding. With this funding, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma will pay for salary, benefits, travel, training, and supplies for a 1.0 FTE project coordinator; pay for home and vehicle repair services, pet boarding, relocation, and medical expenses for domestic violence and sexual assault victims; and assist families of domestic violence homicide victims with funeral, burial, cremation and healing/ritual services.