Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,188,088)
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, Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation requested funding to extend services to include men and their families, elders and LGBQ victims. With this funding, Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation will: 1) hire 1.0 FTE Victim Advocate to enhance the BDVP victim services 2) contract a Community Needs Assessment Consultant and 3) purchase a new office trailer to include 5 office spaces, a reception area, conference room, break room and 2 handicap bathrooms.