Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,252,010)
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,Helping Ourselves Prevent Emergencies requested funding to expand services and space for victim shelter for Alaska Natives on Prince of Wales Island. With this funding, Helping Ourselves Prevent Emergencies will: hire a Shelter Advocate and a part time Program Administrator; provide a larger shelter space for women and children; provide separate space for male-identified victims of crime; provide travel and training for staff; shelter and automobile insurance; website development; and cost for utilities including phone, internet, and electricity.