OVW Fiscal Year 2014 Violence Against Women Bakken Region Initiative: Tribal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney – Through this special initiative, the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) will support two Tribal SAUSAs to address the increased rise of violence against women on Indian reservations in Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota, in collaboration with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices (USAOs) in those states. OVW will award grants to two tribes, selecting qualified applicants approved by participating U.S. Attorney Offices. These cross-designated prosecutors will maintain an active violence against women crimes caseload, in tribal and/or federal court, while also helping to promote higher quality investigations, improved training, and better inter-governmental communication. These two awards are intended to increase the successful prosecution of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in Indian country affected by the population boom in the Bakken region.
Applications are invited from the following federally recognized tribes:
- Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana
- Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota
All applications will be submitted electronically. The deadline for submitting applications in response to this solicitation is 11:59 p.m. E.T. on May 28, 2014.