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The Chickasaw Nation's(CN)Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Program Application

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $3,000,000)

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, The Chickasaw Nation requested funding to enhance its current program by providing advocacy, referrals and tangible resources victims of crime and their families. Chickasaw Nation will: 1) Hire 4.0 FTE Victim Service Advocates to implement the goals and objectives of the grant and to conduct intake and assessment, advocacy, education and awareness, case management, collaboration with law enforcement and court systems and continued follow-up for immediate and ongoing needs related to a crime and; 2) hire 1.0 FTE program manager to oversee program staff assisting with reporting requirements.

Date Created: October 22, 2020