Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $898,003)
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, The Catawba Indian Nation requested funding to continue offering its core victim services and mental health and substance abuse services for victims where these issues are related to their victimization. With this funding, the Catawba Indian Nation will: 1) sustain victim advocacy services and 2) provision of mental health and substance abuse services for victims.