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Cansayapi Tribal Crime Victims Services Project (CTCVS)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $505,795)

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, Lower Sioux Indian Community requested funding to expand safe shelter services for women victims of crime at Cansayapi, in alignment with Lower Sioux's Tribal Justice Strategic Plan. With this funding, Lower Sioux Indian Community will: 1) hire a 1.0 FTE Safe Home Coordinator to operate services for victims at a safe house; 2) contract with Minnesota Indigenous Women's Society to develop safe house operations plans; and 3) develop and establish a plan to purchase or lease a mobile safe home for women victims of violence.


Date Created: October 22, 2020