Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $3,000,000)
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, Quinault Indian Nation requested funding to create the Families Affected by Violence Shelter. With this funding, Quinault Indian Nation will: 1) hire a Shelter Director to provide oversite and supervision of all staff, assist clients, perform all required reporting and grants management, facilitate volunteer staff, arrange training and travel for staff, and provide policy recommendations to the Heath and Human Services Sub-committee; 2) support four on-site staff to assist with new shelter resident intakes, enforce shelter rules and policy, provide transportation to shelter residents, and other activities as needed; 3) provide rent costs for the shelter property; 4) purchase furniture, computers and other supplies for shelter use; 5) procure two vehicles to assist with client transportation needs; and 6) provide emergency financial assistance to victims in the community.