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Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Victim Services

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,188,088)

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.

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska (PTN) requested funding to expand its existing victim services program. With this funding, PTN will: 1) hire two 1.0 FTE Elder Abuse Advocates and a 1.0 FTE Elder Abuse Coordinator; 2) provide elder victims with access to mental health counseling and traditional healing activities; and 3) provide assistance with emergency shelter, food, and clothing, as well as help with rent and utilities to elder victims.


Date Created: October 22, 2020