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Gakona's tribal victims services program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $417,336)

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, Native of Village of Gakona requested funding to create a new tribal victim services program. With this funding, Native of Village of Gakona will: hire a FTE Project Coordinator who will form a Community Advisory Committee; conduct a community needs assessment; provide emergency and short term services to victims including transportation costs; purchase general office supplies including laptops and office furniture; and, provide staff training and travel. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020