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OVC 2020 Tribal Victims Set-Aside Project

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $417,336)

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, Angoon Village Council will develop a project that allows the Tribe to serve victims of crime for the first time. With this funding, Angoon Village Council will: 1) Assess Community Needs/ Develop a Strategic-Implementation Plan; 2) Hire a project staff to provide victim services and advocacy; 3) Develop victim services policies and procedures: including victim privacy rights & confidentiality; 4) Implementation: Provide mobile advocacy and emergency services/ Establish Safe Home; 5) Establish the ‘flexible funding’ model to provide direct services to victims of crime; 6) Design and implement traditional healing activities for victims of crime.

Date Created: October 22, 2020