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, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will: 1) hire a 1.0 FTE Office Diector and 1.0 FTE Legal Liaison; 2) purchase and furnish a mobile home and tiny houses to replace the existing domestic violence shelter; 3) purchase a vehicle to transport victims; 4) purchase an emergency storm shelter for domestic violence shelter residents; and 4) hire consultants to assist with strategic planning and ensuring that the victim services program is culturally appropriate.