VOCA Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program

Funding will provide support for Indian tribes (including direct awards, training and technical assistance, and services) to help create, improve, and expand victims? services and build the capacity of tribes to respond to crime victims? needs.



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.

Website Address

https://www.ovc.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Maniilaq Association $ 2,984,856   2021-01-012026-12-31
White Earth Band Of Chippewa Indians $ 897,581   2021-01-012026-12-31
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (inc) $ 505,795   2021-01-012026-12-31
Bay Mills Indian Community $ 694,698   2021-01-012026-12-31
Menominee Indian Tribe Of Wisconsin $ 694,698   2021-01-012026-09-30
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe $ 1,188,088   2021-01-012026-09-30
Kalispel Indian Community Of The Kalispel Reservation $ 898,003   2021-01-012026-01-01
Taos, Pueblo Of $ 505,795   2021-01-012025-12-31
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe $ 1,188,088   2021-01-012025-12-31
Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation, The $ 694,698   2021-01-012025-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding can be used for activities that help establish, improve, and expand victims? services and build the capacity of tribes to respond to crime victims? needs.

Funding can be used for any activities that are consistent with the Victims of Crime Act.

Unallowable costs are detailed in the current solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs website http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm and the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide available at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.13a.htm.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Indian tribes and tribal consortia (NOTE: eligible applicants may also include tribal organizations and organizations that directly serve Indian tribes).

Beneficiary Eligibility

The following will receive the ultimate benefits of the funding: Federally-Recognized Indian Tribal Governments Native American Organizations American Indians/Alaska Natives.

Credentials/Documentation

The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

OVC will use information from prior listening sessions and consultations, as well as expedited processes to consult with tribal governments, leaders, and representatives; experts in the field; and other governmental agencies, to expand current programming and work to create a fair, comprehensive, and responsive program.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm and http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PreawardRequirements/index.htm for additional information.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General (for science offices, would be the Director of the applicable Office), successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs within 45 days of award date. For further information, please see http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PreawardRequirements/chapter2.2a.htm.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Deadlines are included with the application instructions available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm).

Appeals

There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.

Renewals

In some cases, award periods may be extended if specific criteria are met. For details, please review the discussion of no-cost extensions in the Criteria for Award Extension section of the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide available at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2d.htm.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Award periods for Office of Justice programs generally range from 12 to 36 months, but the VOCA 3% Tribal Victim Services Program award period may be expanded. For specifics pertaining to this program, please see the current fiscal year?s program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm). For additional information, see the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on ?Period of Availability of Funds' at http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2a.htm. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The VOCA 3% Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program will require applicants to both respond to a solicitation and submit a detailed budget and narrative in order to draw down approved funding.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Unless otherwise specified in the award's special condition, recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Unless otherwise specified in the award's special condition, recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports in accordance with the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm).

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

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

In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit. For additional guidance, please visit http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.16a.htm.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-5041-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $0; FY 18 Estimate Not Available; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Information not available, as this is a newly authorized program for FY18.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

See the current fiscal years? program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm. For additional guidance, please reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

OVC Program Specialist U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office for Victims of Crime 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202?307?5983

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See the current fiscal years? program solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.


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