Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants: National and Special Issue Resource Centers – National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women

Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants: National and Special Issue Resource Centers – National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women – The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the solicitation of applications for one award under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants program to support the National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women (NIRC). The NIRC is part of a network of National and Special Issue Resource Centers providing leadership and support to the existing programs serving victims of domestic violence and their children. The NIRC will offer a comprehensive array of technical assistance and training resources to Indian tribes and tribal organizations, specifically designed to enhance the capacity of the tribes and tribal organizations to respond to family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence as well as increase the safety of Indian women. Under Section 901 of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109-162 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg) the NIRC will also support efforts to strengthen the capacity of Indian tribes to exercise their sovereign authority to respond to violent crimes; decrease the incidence of violent crimes against Indian women; and ensure that perpetrators of violent crimes committed against Indian women are held accountable for their criminal behavior. Original Closing Date for Applications: June 14, 2016.

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