OVC FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program

The summary for the OVC FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Office for Victims of Crime, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
OVC FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program: Under the solicitation, OVC will award eligible tribes, tribal consortia, and tribal designees grants to support a wide-range of services for victims of crime. OVC anticipates making up to $110 million available through this solicitation to support tribes to improve victim services. In developing the scope of activities allowable with this funding, OVC took into account input from tribal leaders and other stakeholders regarding needs for victim services in tribal communities. This solicitation has a streamlined, two-phase process by which tribes may apply for and receive the tribal set-aside funding. This solicitation has a streamlined, two-phase application process for this unique program. OVC will conduct a Phase 1 pre-application webinar on June 28, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. e.t. Phase 1 applications are due by 9:00 p.m. e.t. on August 6, 2018.
Federal Grant Title: OVC FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program
Federal Agency Name: Office for Victims of Crime (USDOJ-OJP-OVC)
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: OVC-2018-14763
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.841
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 6th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: August 6th, 2018
Posted Date: June 22nd, 2018
Creation Date: June 22nd, 2018
Archive Date: September 5th, 2018
Total Program Funding: $110,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $720,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: June 22nd, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Federally recognized Indian tribes, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior1, including Alaska Native villages and tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes, may apply. “Indian tribe” means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community (including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688), 43 USC §§ 1601 et seq.) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. Additionally, an organization that is acting as the authorized designee of a federally recognized Indian tribe may apply. While all applications will require a tribal resolution or other satisfactory evidence of legal authority from the tribe as part of the application, only organizations that are tribal designees MUST submit this documentation as part of their Phase 1 application. Note: Applications submitted by ineligible entities will be removed from further consideration during the initial review process. OVC has established a two-phase application process for this unique program. See more about phases in Section C. Two-Phase Process for Application, Submission, and Review. IMPORTANT WARNING! Each applicant may submit only one application. Any applicant (tribe, tribal consortia, or tribal designee) may include multiple projects in their application that address their victim service needs (i.e., an applicant may propose to hire a victim advocate in their police department, a child forensic interviewer in their child advocacy center, and pay for sexual assault medical forensic exams for adult sexual assault victims).
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Funding Opportunity
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For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the GMS Support Hotline at 888–549–9901, option 3, or via email at GMS.HelpDesk@usdoj.gov. The GMS Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including on federal holidays.
An applicant that experiences unforeseen GMS technical issues beyond its control that prevent it from submitting its application by the deadline must email the OVC contact identified below within 24 hours after the application deadline in order to request approval to submit its application after the deadline. For information on reporting technical issues, see “Experiencing Unforeseen GMS Technical Issues” under How to Apply.
For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact OVC’s contact, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll free at 800–851–3420; via TTY at 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only); email to grants@ncjrs.gov; fax to 301–240–5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. The NCJRS Response Center operates from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., eastern time, Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. eastern time on the solicitation closing date.

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