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OVC FY 2022 Invited to Apply Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Grant Program

Opportunity ID
O-OVC-2022-171239
Solicitation Status
Open
Fiscal Year
2022
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Formula
Grants.gov Deadline
May 11, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
June 23, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Description

Tribal applicants whose OVC FY 2022 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside (TVSSA) Formula Program population certification was accepted have been notified via an email to the applicant primary points of contact and authorized representatives.

Applicants should refer to the OVC FY 2022 TVSSA Formula Program solicitation for instructions on how to submit their application.

Formula Allocations

Information about your formula allocation was emailed to the applicant primary points of contact and authorized representatives. Refer to this information when preparing your application. If you have questions about your allocation, email us at [email protected].

For more information on the allocation process, see page 5 of the solicitation.

View the FY 2022 allocations and Tribe/tier information for all applicants.

Allowable Activities

Funding under the OVC FY 2022 TVSSA Formula Program can be used to support activities such as:

  • a community needs assessment;
  • strategic planning;
  • victim service program development and implementation;
  • victim service program expansion;
  • community outreach and education;
  • purchasing or procuring tangible items related to victim services;
  • support for Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons (see below for additional information); and
  • other activities needed to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in Tribal communities.

Support for Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons

Funding under the OVC FY 2022 TVSSA Formula Program can be used to help Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) by:

  • Providing services to the family members of MMIP victims.
  • Generating awareness of MMIP among community members in general as well as individual MMIP cases.
  • Collaborating with Tribal, federal, and state and local officials to respond to MMIP cases.

View the MMIP Fact Sheet for more information about allowable expenses for TVSSA MMIP projects.

Allowable and Unallowable Costs Chart

Review the Allowable and Unallowable Costs Chart for more information about allowable and unallowable expenses for TVSSA projects.

Deadlines

  • Grants.gov Deadline: Submit a SF-424 and a SF-LLL by 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, May 11, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: Submit the full application by 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Special Notice

Your application should include a description of goals and activities for the project. The Program Description may be submitted in any one of three formats:

  1. a traditional project narrative;
  2. checklist; or
  3. created via an interview with OVC staff, who will document the information required about the planned program.

If you choose to complete your Program Description via interview, please contact [email protected] by May 19, 2022.

Pre-Application Webinars

OVC will conduct of series of pre-application webinars during which OVC staff will review the solicitation requirements; provide step-by-step expectations on developing the application and considerations for developing the budget; capture guidance on how to apply; and answer questions.

Each webinar will cover a unique topic to help you prepare your TVSSA Application. You may register for one or all three webinars below. Participation in these webinars is optional, but strongly encouraged. A recording of the webinar will be posted online within 10 business days.

Webinar 1: Preparing Your TVSSA Application

This session will provide an overview the TVSSA Solicitation and guidance on how to create a strong proposal.

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m., eastern time

Learn more and register

Webinar 2: Completing the Checklist

This session will cover how to complete the TVSSA Application Checklist.

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m., eastern time

Learn more and register

Webinar 3: Developing your TVSSA Budget

This session will provide an overview of the Excel Budget Detail Worksheet and identify tools and resources to assist applicants with creating a strong budget and budget narrative.

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022,
Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m., eastern time

Learn more and register

Using Your TVSSA Funding to Address Issues Related to MMIP: What You Need to Know Right Now

In conjunction with the Pre-Application Webinar Series, OVC will also host a session on how TVSSA funding can be used to support the family members of victims of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) and generate awareness about their cases.

Presenters will describe how TVSSA funds can be used to support multidisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional collaboration in cases involving MMIP and explain the process for obtaining prior approval from OVC to add MMIP activities to your current TVSSA award.

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Time: 2:00—3:00 pm, eastern time

Learn more and register

JustGrants Application Mechanics Sessions Each Wednesday

The JustGrants team facilitates weekly sessions for users to receive topic-specific training, direct technical assistance, and support on JustGrants system functionality. Register for the Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application Training Webinars, held every Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 p.m. eastern time, if you need help with the application submission process.

Check out the Tribal Financial Management Center

The Tribal Financial Management Center (TFMC) provides culturally humble, trauma-informed, victim-centered financial management training and technical assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native grantees as they manage their Tribal Victim Service Set Aside Awards (TVSSA). Assistance spans the life cycle of an award – from application preparation to award acceptance, and throughout the financial implementation, management, and reporting about the award outcomes.

TFMC Financial and Technical Assistance (TA) Specialists are available to support budget development and provide TA to FY 2022 TVSSA applicants.
 

  • Submit a request for TA to the TFMC Virtual Support Center (VSC) at [email protected].
     
  • Meet with TFMC in person in Anchorage, AK (June 12-16, 2022). TFMC will be onsite at the National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference to connect with OVC awardees and applicants. Please consult with your OVC grant manager for approval to use grant funds for this upcoming onsite TTA.
     
  • Join one of TFMC’s upcoming virtual TA open forums to seek individualized and peer support. Register for one or  of scheduled sessions in May and June below.
     
    • Register for the Wednesday, May 18, 2022, session from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., eastern time
       
    • Register for the Wednesday, May 18, 2022, session from 3:00–5:00 p.m., eastern time
       
    • Register for the Tuesday, June 21, 2022, session from 2:00–4:00 p.m., eastern time
       
    • Register for the Wednesday, June 22, 2022, session from 2:00–4:00 p.m., eastern time

Contact your TFMC Financial Specialist for additional information or to request individualized TA. Visit TFMC at ojp.gov/tfmc for additional resources to support your application development, including Financial Policies and Procedures Guide Sheets.

Date Modified: May 2, 2022

Content of Unallowable MMIP Costs Section Update

View changes regarding the content of the Unallowable MMIP Costs section that OVC made after the initial release of the solicitation.

Date Created: April 19, 2022