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, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will hire an additional victim advocate to provide additional shelter staffing and provide support groups for domestic violence and sexual assault victims at the tribe's offices in Portland, Oregon; continue employing the DV Program Manager and victim advocate paid under the 2018 grant when that grant expires in 2022; enhance the existing program by developing programming related to elder abuse and human trafficking; and purchase furnishings for the new DV office that was constructed using a HUD construction grant.