Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $478,311)
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, Chippewa Cree Tribe requested funding to create a Community Advocacy Campaign and continue providing comprehensive services assisting all victims of crime on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. With this funding, Chippewa Cree Tribe will: hire an Outreach Coordinator and Program Assistant; provide staff travel and training; purchase office and program supplies; pay for vehicle maintenance and mileage costs to transport victims to and from services; and provide emergency short items for victims needs including clothing, food, and personal hygiene products.