The U.S. Department of Justice is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding to improve public safety and victim services in Tribal communities. This solicitation provides federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia an opportunity to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization issues and to apply for funding. DOJ's existing Tribal government-specific programs are included in, and available through, this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. The application deadline is 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 24, 2014.
The Department's Tribal government-specific competitive grant programs outlined in this solicitation are referred to as Purpose Areas. Applicants may apply for funding under the Purpose Area(s) that best addresses Tribes' concerns related to public safety, criminal and juvenile justice, and the needs of victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence. Below is a snapshot of the Purpose Areas. See detailed information for each Purpose Area in Part F of the solicitation:
To improve the crime-fighting and criminal justice administration capabilities of tribal, state, and local governments, we must ensure that tribes and communities have access to additional resources. Provided are links to funding opportunities available from The Justice Department and from the federal government.
In 2013, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice, funded the development of a National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center (NTC) through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The NTC is seeking a tribal community to participate in this innovative pilot project. If your community fits the eligibility criteria below, we encourage you to submit a Concept Paper that outlines your community's need and capacity for this type of service. The goal of this project is to provide a community of support for sexual assault (SA) clinicians in tribal and rural facilities to increase their confidence, competence, and retention, and to support quality care for adult and adolescent SA patients. The NTC will use telemedicine technology to provide 24/7 remote clinician-to-clinician assistance from Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE).
The solicitation is open to states, units of local government and federally recognized Indian tribes. The stated goals are to assist facilities in implementing prevention, identification, and response mechanisms that will reduce the incidence of sexual abuse in confinement facilities.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies.
COPS — the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services — is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community policing in America’s state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.