Application Deadline Aug. 6
The Department of Justice has released a grant solicitation to distribute at least $110 million to tribal governments for crime victim services. This is a new program and the funding can be used for a wide range of purposes to address the physical, mental, emotional, and financial trauma of crime victims. The application process for the funding has been divided into two phases, and the deadline for Phase 1 is AUGUST 6, 2018 at 9pm EASTERN. Only tribes that meet this deadline will be able to access funding through this new program.
NCAI and the Tribal Law & Policy Institute will be holding a webinar to discuss the solicitation on July 10 at 2pm eastern time. You can register for the webinar at this link.
This new grant program was created because Congress directed $133 million to tribal governments from the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) earlier this year. This is the first time tribal governments have received funding from the CVF (see NCAI Resolution ANC-14-048). NCAI continues to advocate with Congress to create a permanent tribal set-aside from the CVF. The pending appropriations bills for FY 19 again include this funding, with $130 million included for tribes in the pending House bill and $220 million in the pending Senate bill.