Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions 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; and 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.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Increasing awareness about 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, state, and federal levels, and providing technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services to American Indian women victimized by domestic violence and sexual assault.


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.



Program Accomplishments

FY 07: Applications: 19, Awards: 12; FY 08: Applications: 11,Awards: 11; FY 09: est. Applications: 11, Awards: 8.

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; and (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.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Established nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal coalitions addressing domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; and individuals or organizations that propose to incorporate as nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal coalitions to address domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Tribal sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

This would be if the State has selected the program for review.

Application forms furnished by the Federal agency, in accordance with 28 CFR, Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for this program.

Application Procedures

Applicants must apply through the on-line Grants.gov portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. This program is subject to provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, a letter 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 the Office of Justice Programs.

Deadlines

Contact the Office of Violence Against Women for application deadlines.

Authorization

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Sections 2001(d) and 2007(b)(4), 42 U.S.C. 3796gg and gg-1, as amended; Violence Against Women Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act, Title I, Section 101, Public Law 109-162.

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

Grants will be made for amounts up to 100 percent of the costs of programs or projects contained in approved applications. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by contributing to the costs of their projects. Supplimental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 24 months. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Semi-annual progress reports, quarterly financial reports, and an end-of- grant program performance report will be required, as stipulated in the effective edition of the OJP Financial Guide.

progress Reports explain the activities carried out and an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities, including the number of persons served and the numbers of persons seeking services who could not be served.

Audits

All organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, unless the audit condition on the award says otherwise. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year.

Records

The award recipient must keep complete records on disposition of funds.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0409-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Grants)FY 07 $3,171,961; FY 08 est $5,108,911; and FY 09 est $3,576,238.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$150,000 to $540,000; $319,307.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OJP Financial Guide is applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice, 800 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Telephone: (202) 307-6026.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual Application Kit.



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