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FY 20 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $509,781)

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, CA/ The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians requested funding to support victims of crime by providing a culturally sensitive, collaborative, multidisciplinary response to victims of crime, their families and the community with direct victim assistance services to Native American victims of crime in the six-county service area. With this funding, The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will: 1) provide victims with support and assistance through referrals for services, and basic emergency financial assistance for food, gas assistance to /from appointments and court, and expenses related to court attendance 2) hire 1.0 FTE Tribal Victim Assistance Director to provide support and services on a 24-hour basis and will at times receive phone calls in the middle of the night from victims in need of reassurance and support and to provide victim services following a crime and; 3) contract w/ Munson Medical services to provide necessary exams to victims whose needs cannot be met.

Date Created: October 22, 2020