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Tribal Victim Services Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $336,860)

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, Upper Sioux Community (USC) requested funding to implement a victim services program that will be housed within the USC Tribal Police Department. With this funding, Upper Sioux Community will: 1) Develop comprehensive, collaborative and local tribal initiatives to address the needs of victims of crime; 2) Develop and strengthen partnerships that will maximize the support system available to victims of crime; 3) Mitigate the impact of victimization on victims of crime.

Date Created: October 22, 2020