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Nanwalek Office of Victim Advocacy

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $340,539)

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, Nanwalek IRA Council requested funding to create the Advocacy for Victims of Crime program to assist all victims of crimes. With this funding, Nanwalek IRA Council will: hire a Project Coordinator to operate the program; provide travel and training for staff; purchase office supplies and office furniture for where the new program will be located; and, rent office space including utilities.

Date Created: October 22, 2020