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OVC Acting Director Speaks at Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day Event

May 2021
OVC Acting Director Katherine Darke Schmitt gave remarks during a special event, hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and Administration for Native Americans, to honor missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives in commemoration of President Biden’s 2021 proclamation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

May 2021 Featured Resources

This featured news content includes information about Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day, Older Americans Month, and National Police Week.

OVC FY 2021 Invited to Apply Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Grant Program: Victim Services Projects

Closing Date

Tribal applicants whose OVC FY 2021 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 2021 TVSSA Formula Program solicitation for instructions on how to submit their application.

Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center Overview (Short)

December 2020

Learn how the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center can help your organization or tribe start, sustain, or grow its anti-trafficking work. The Center offers coaching, mentoring, and a resource library on financial management, community partnerships, delivery of victim services, and more. All the Center’s services are free and available to every organization and tribe working to support victims of human trafficking.

OVC Tribal Financial Management Center: Supporting American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

November 2020

This video provides information about the Office for Victims of Crime Tribal Financial Management Center and how it supports American Indian and Alaska Native communities with financial management and reporting requirements of Office for Victims of Crime grant awards, individualized financial training and technical assistance, and financial needs assessments. The Office for Victims of Crime Tribal Financial Management Center also provides a variety of learning aids including Financial Policies and Procedures Guide Sheets.