Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,353,631)
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 Puyallup tribe of Indians requested funding to create an accessible, functional, and secure environment that enables its existing Community Domestic Violence Advocacy Program to provide enhanced victims services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. With this funding, the Puyallup Tribe will: 1) provide a secure environment for program staff and victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, 2) make necessary facility and property improvements to expand the capacity to serve victims of DV and Trafficking, along with their children and pets, and 3) Provide sustainable, trusted, and culturally appropriate victim services to victims of domestic violence and trafficking.