Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative – The primary purpose of this grant program is to accomplish the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) goals listed below: 1. Build Tribal, Urban Indian Health Program (UIHP), and Federal capacity to provide coordinated community responses to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of domestic and sexual violence. 2. Increase access to domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, crisis intervention, and behavioral health services for AI/AN victims and their families. 3. Promote trauma-informed services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families. 4. Offer healthcare provider and community education on domestic and sexual violence. 5. Respond to the healthcare needs of AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence. 6. Incorporate culturally appropriate practices and/or faith-based services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence. To be eligible for this “Limited Competition” in an effort to address behavioral health disparities within AI/AN communities, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is limiting eligibility to Federally recognized Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations. Eligible applicants are as follows: — Federally recognized Indian Tribe, as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14); — Tribal organization, as defined by25 U.S.C. 1603(26); — Urban Indian organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29). Current Closing Date for Applications: September 08, 2015.

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