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White Earth 2020 Tribal Victim Services Project

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $897,581)

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, White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians requested funding to enhance its existing program by expanding the types of services provided to victims, including neglect and abuse of children due to opioid addiction/abuse. With this funding, White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians will: 1) hire an FTE Family Advocate and an FTE Administrative Assistant for the existing White Earth Child Advocacy Center and 2)Empower survivors to promote victim healing through an annual survivors retreat.

Date Created: October 22, 2020