Tribal Awards

Environmental Compliance for Recovery Act Tribal Grants

Under the American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Grants to Indian Tribal Governments program, OVW allowed grantees to conduct substantial renovations to housing units for victims of domestic violence on tribal lands.

To comply with environmental requirements, OVW has conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the ten affected tribes and has made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). If you have comments, you may send them to Marnie Shiels at

Draft Environmental Assessment for the Renovation of Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence: A Program under Recovery Grants to Indian Tribal Governments (PDF)

Finding of No Significant Impact, August 2011 (PDF)

Finding of No Significant Impact, October 2010 (PDF)

Recovery Act Awards to Tribal Governments and Tribal Coalitions

The landmark American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), signed into law by President Obama, provided the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) with $20.8 million for the Indian Tribal Governments Program to:

decrease the number of violent crimes committed against Indian women,

help Indian tribes use their independent authority to respond to crimes of violence against Indian women and

make sure that people who commit violent crimes against Indian women are held responsible for their actions.

The award period is 36 months.

The Recovery Act provided OVW with $2.8 million for the Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program to provide much needed resources for organizing and supporting efforts to end violence against Indian women and provide technical assistance to member programs. This award period is 24 months.

Tribal Coalitions

State Organization Amount Awarded
Alaska Alaska Native Women's Coalition $154,000
Arizona Hopi–Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse $337,000
California Strong Hearted Women’s Coalition $246,400
Michigan Uniting Three Fires Against Violence $246,172
Minnesota Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition $154,000
Minnesota Sacred Spirits $154,000
North Dakota First Nations Women’s Alliance $348,500
South Dakota Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains $215,350
South Dakota Sicangu Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence $329,000
Wisconsin American Indians Against Abuse, Inc (AIAA) $350,300


Tribal Governments

State Organization Amount Awarded
Alaska Alaska Department of Public Safety Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault $803,624
Alaska Native Village of Barrow $447,488
Arizona Tohono O'Odham Nation $899,983
California Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians $446,700
California La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians $400,000
California Los Coyotes Band of Indians $331,371
California Strong Hearted Native Women's Coalition $400,000
California Tuolumne Me-Wuk Tribal Council $450,000
Kansas Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation $334,630
Maine Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians $261,299
Michigan Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians $388,747
Michigan Keweenaw Bay Indian Community $429,000
Michigan Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan $802,627
Michigan Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians $855,100
Minnesota White Earth Reservation Tribal Council $707,404
Mississippi Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians $899,999
Montana Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes $802,642
New Mexico Pueblo of Nambe $438,880
North Carolina North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety $3,784,210
North Dakota Spirit Lake Tribe $420,188
North Dakota Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians $455,263
Oklahoma Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma $510,000
Oklahoma Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $899,999
Oklahoma Citizen Potawatomi Nation $899,999
Oklahoma Comanche Nation $687,312
Oklahoma Kaw Nation $366,882
Oklahoma Osage Nation $773,667
Oklahoma Seminole Nation of Oklahoma $744,809
Oklahoma Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma $440,200
Oregon Klamath Tribes of Oregon $539,798
South Dakota Rosebud Sioux Tribe $787,633
South Dakota Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc $600,000
Washington Squaxin Island Tribe $899,999
Washington Swinomish Indian Tribal Community $633,703
Washington Tulalip Tribes of Washington $899,999
Wisconsin Forest County Potawatomi Community $354,951
Wisconsin Menominee Indian of Wisconsin $899,999


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Updated August 24, 2015