Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $694,698)
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, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Tribes requested funding to enhance its Victims Services Program to address space and shelter needs by purchasing a 3-4 bedroom trailer to serve as a temporary sheltering home, partial office space, and private meeting location. With this funding, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Tribes will: 1)maintain the Program Coordinator and Victims Advocate positions in Years 3-5 and 2) continue to provide contracted counselling services for victims in years 2023, 2024, and 2025.