Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program

To increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; enhancing the response to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women at the tribal, Federal, and State levels; identifying and providing technical assistance to coalition membership
and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services to American Indian women victimized by domestic and sexual violence; and assisting tribes in developing and promoting state, local, and tribal legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to violent crimes against Indian women.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Strong Hearted Native Women's Coalition, Inc $ 318,008   2017-10-012019-03-31
Wabanaki Women's Coalition, Inc. $ 318,008   2017-10-012019-03-31
Yup'ik Women's Coalition, The $ 318,008   2017-10-012018-12-31
Hopi-tewa Women's Coalition To End Abuse $ 318,008   2017-10-012018-09-30
Southwest Indigenous Womens Coalition $ 318,008   2017-10-012018-09-30
Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault $ 318,008   2017-10-012018-09-30
Uniting Three Fires Against Violence $ 0   2017-10-012018-09-30
First Nations Women's Alliance $ 318,008   2017-10-012018-09-30
Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition $ 318,008   2017-10-012018-09-30
Coalition To Stop Violence Against Native Women $ 318,008   2017-10-012018-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for the following statutory program purpose areas: (A) increasing awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; (B) enhancing the response to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women at the tribal, Federal, and State levels; (C) identifying and providing technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services to American Indian women victimized by domestic and sexual violence; and (D) assisting tribes in developing and promoting state, local, and tribal legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to violent crimes against Indian women.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Tribal coalitions that meet the criteria of a tribal coalition under 24 U.S.C.

13925(a), provide services to Indian tribes, and are recognized by the Office on Violence Against Women.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Tribal sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions.

Credentials/Documentation

Non-profit organizations must be an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code. All such applicants are required to submit a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing their tax-exempt status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must apply through the Office of Justice Programs Grants Management System (GMS) portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, online notification is sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to OVW.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Sections 2001(c), 2007(b)(2)-(3), 42 U.S.C. 37966gg(d); Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Title I, Section 101, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. 14043g(d), as amended; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2013, Public Law 113-4.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicants will be notified before the end of the fiscal year.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Applications are submitted on an annual basis.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by contributing the costs of their project. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 12 months. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Reports are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide.

No cash reports are required.

Semi-annual progress reports shall explain the activities carried out and include an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program, including number of persons served and numbers of persons seeking services who could not be served.

Quarterly Federal Financial Reports are required.

Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0409-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $5,641,616; FY 17 est $5,724,144; and FY 18 est $5,724,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$298,564-$318,008.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program solicitations can be found at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs. Recipients must comply with the current version of the DOJ Financial Grants Management Guide found at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grantees.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Tia Farmer 145 N. St.NE, Suite 10W121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: tia.farmer@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-305-1177

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation. Each recognized coalition that qualifies for funding will receive an equal share.



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