Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program

To support programs or projects in Indian tribal lands and Alaska native villages that increase intervention, advocacy, accompaniment, support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault; family and household members of such victims; and those collaterally affected
by the victimization, except for the perpetrator of such victimization.
Related Programs16.017 Sexual Assault Services Program; 16.556 Grants to State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions; 16.557 Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program

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
St Croix Chippewa Indians Of Wisconsin $ 235,605   2020-10-012023-09-30
Ponca Tribe Of Oklahoma $ 300,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Mississippi Band Of Choctaw Indians $ 350,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Osage Nation $ 291,082   2020-10-012023-09-30
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe $ 309,199   2020-10-012023-09-30
Maniilaq Association $ 323,764   2020-10-012023-09-30
Menominee Indian Tribe Of Wisconsin $ 199,767   2020-10-012023-09-30
Tolowa Dee-ni Nation $ 328,310   2020-10-012023-09-30
Shoshone-paiute Tribes $ 325,212   2020-10-012023-09-30
Pascua Yaqui Tribe $ 601,500   2016-10-012023-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are for programs and projects in Indian country and Alaska native villages that provide intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault, including: (i) 24-hour hotline services providing crisis intervention services and referral; (ii) accompaniment and advocacy through medical, criminal justice, and social support systems, including medical facilities, police, and court proceedings; (iii) crisis intervention, short-term individual and group support services, and comprehensive service coordination and supervision to assist sexual assault victims and family or household members; (iv) information and referral to assist the sexual assault victim and family or household members; (v) community-based, linguistically and culturally specific services and support mechanisms, including outreach activities for underserved communities; and (vi) the development and distribution of materials on issues related to the services described in clauses (i) through (v).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

beneficiaries are tribal organizations and nonprofit tribal organizations, as well as Indian or Alaska native victims of sexual assault.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

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 electronically by an authorized official and returned to OVW.


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


Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005; Title I, Section 121, Public Law 109-162, 42 U.S.C. 14045a.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

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


Not Applicable.


Renewals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. Grants will be made for amounts up to 100 percent of the costs of the programs or projects contained in the approved applications. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal dollars by contributing to the cost of the p