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Tribal Governments Program

The Tribal Governments Program provides funding to tribes to develop and enhance effective governmental strategies to curtail violent crimes against and increase the safety of Indian women consistent with tribal law and custom; increase tribal capacity to respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking crimes against Indian women; strengthen tribal justice interventions; enhance services to Indian women victims; work in cooperation with the community to develop education and prevention strategies directed towards these crimes; provide programs for supervised visitation and safe visitation exchange of children; provide transitional housing for victims; provide legal assistance for victims; provide services to address the needs of youth victims; and develop and promote legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to these crimes against Indian women.

Program funds can be used for strategic planning, staffing, victim services, children and youth services, criminal justice interventions, training and travel, prevention, equipment and supplies, cultural and traditional practices, and programming for underserved populations.

Eligible applicants are limited to: federally recognized tribes or an organization that is acting as the authorized designee of a federally-recognized Indian tribe.

In 2022, the Tribal Governments Program gave out 30 awards, totaling over $28 million.

Once posted, the solicitation to apply for this program can be found on OVW’s website. Members of the public can also sign up for notifications on that website, and grant announcements are posted to OVW’s Twitter.

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 10452.

Tribal Governments Awards

Aleut Community Of St Paul Island Tribal Government Saint Paul Island Alaska $830,392
Fairbanks Native Association Fairbanks Alaska $1,000,000
Kawerak, Inc. Nome Alaska $1,000,000
Kenaitze Indian Tribe Kenai Alaska $1,000,000
Ketchikan Indian Community Ketchikan Alaska $999,999
Southcentral Foundation Anchorage Alaska $995,643
Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation Tuba City Arizona $785,917
Hoopa Valley Tribal Council Hoopa California $1,000,000
Morongo Band Of Mission Indians Banning California $913,983
Shingle Springs Rancheria Placerville California $600,000
The Coeur D'Alene Tribe Plummer Idaho $900,000
Aroostook Micmac Council Presque Isle Maine $1,123,749
Houlton Band Of Maliseet Indians Houlton Maine $996,476
Pleasant Point Indian Reservation Perry Maine $949,202
Bay Mills Indian Community Brimley Michigan $741,653
Grand Traverse Band Of Ottawa And Chippewa Indians Peshawbestown Michigan $982,014
Hannahville Indian Community Wilson Michigan $822,181
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Inc. Ohkay Owingeh New Mexico $999,306
Mescalero Apache Tribe Mescalero New Mexico $1,000,000
Nambe Pueblo Governor's Office Santa Fe New Mexico $868,098
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Akwesasne New York $1,000,000
Chickasaw Nation Ada Oklahoma $998,279
Kaw Nation Kaw City Oklahoma $1,253,754
Sac & Fox Nation Stroud Oklahoma $1,000,000
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Portland Oregon $650,617
Confederated Tribes And Bands Of The Yakama Nation, The Toppenish Washington $1,000,000
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Longview Washington $999,995
Lower Elwha Tribal Community Port Angeles Washington $720,000
Puyallup Tribe Of Indians Tacoma Washington $911,706
Squaxin Island Tribe Shelton Washington $999,999
  Total Award Amount   $28,042,963
  Total Number of Awards   30

Alaska Native Justice Center Inc Anchorage Alaska $900,000.00
Asa'carsarmiut Tribe Mountain Village Alaska $900,000.00
Emmonak Women Shelter Emmonak Alaska $500,000.00
Healy Lake Village Fairbanks Alaska $900,000.00
Hoonah Indian Association Hoonah Alaska $894,556.00
Igiugig Village Igiugig Alaska $900,000.00
Native Village Of Tetlin Tok Alaska $541,702.00
Organized Village Of Kake Kake Alaska $713,913.00
California Indian Legal Svcs Inc Escondido California $900,000.00
California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. Roseville California $900,000.00
Strong Hearted Native Women's Coalition, Inc Valley Center California $900,000.00
Tuolumne Me-wuk Tribal Council Tuolumne California $900,000.00
Penobscot Indian Nation Indian Island Maine $899,967.00
Winnebago Tribe Of Nebraska Winnebago Nebraska $900,000.00
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Nixon Nevada $900,000.00
Washoe Tribe Of Nevada & California Gardnerville Nevada $600,000.00
Pueblo of Pojoaque Santa Fe New Mexico $729,472.00
Pueblo of San Felipe San Felipe Pb New Mexico $598,546.00
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Shawnee Oklahoma $900,000.00
Comanche Nation Lawton Oklahoma $900,000.00
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Wyandotte Oklahoma $828,519.00
Muscogee Creek Nation Okmulgee Oklahoma $900,000.00
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma Ponca City Oklahoma $845,486.00
Quapaw Nation Quapaw Oklahoma $675,000.00
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, The Wewoka Oklahoma $900,000.00
Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma Grove Oklahoma $900,000.00
The Cherokee Nation Tahlequah Oklahoma $899,983.00
Tonkawa Tribe Tonkawa Oklahoma $891,325.00
Wyandotte Nation Wyandotte Oklahoma $897,615.00
Klamath Tribes, The Chiloquin Oregon $900,000.00
Catawba Indian Nation Rock Hill South Carolina $552,690.00
Native Women's Society of the Great Plains Reclaiming Our Sacredness Eagle Butte South Dakota $524,189.00
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Rosebud South Dakota $899,827.00
Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe King William Virginia $600,000.00
Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation Usk Washington $591,749.00
Lummi Indian Business Council Bellingham Washington $900,000.00
Nisqually Indian Tribe Olympia Washington $900,000.00
Quinault Indian Nation Taholah Washington $899,062.00
Skokomish Indian Tribe Skokomish Nation Washington $748,518.00
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Keshena Wisconsin $900,000.00
  Total Award Amount   $32,432,119.00
  Total Number of Awards 40

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Incorporated Anchorage Alaska $880,702
Maniilaq Association Kotzebue Alaska $699,015
Native Village of Port Graham Port Graham Alaska $272,618
Native Village of Port Heiden Port Heiden Alaska $385,000
Qagan Tayagungin Tribe Sand Point Alaska $409,441
Sitka Tribe of Alaska Sitka Alaska $487,559
Hopi Tribe Kykotsmovi Arizona $900,000
Hualapai Tribe Peach Springs Arizona $900,000
Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians Lakeport California $748,399
Cahto Tribe of Laytonville Rancheria Laytonville California $488,136
La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians Pauma Valley California $836,856
Pauma Band of Mission Indians Pauma Valley California $900,000
Quartz Valley Indian Reservation Fort Jones California $792,601
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians Valley Center California $900,000
Southern Indian Health Council, Incorporated Alpine California $614,433
Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Smith River California $900,000
Yurok Tribe Klamath California $900,000
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Ignacio Colorado $399,972
Nez Perce Tribe Lapwai Idaho $879,946
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes FortHall Idaho $721,203
Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Tama Iowa $766,563
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Mayetta Kansas $841,082
Indian Township Tribal Government Princeton Maine $770,467
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Baraga Michigan $900,000
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Watersmeet Michigan $251,841
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Manistee Michigan $299,815
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Sault Ste. Marie Michigan $836,284
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet Minnesota $640,529
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia Minnesota $734,898
White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians White Earth Minnesota $899,055
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Choctaw Mississippi $900,000
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Pablo Montana $655,623
Legal Aid of Nebraska Omaha Nebraska $900,000
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Niobrara Nebraska $781,810
Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska Niobrara Nebraska $492,000
Yerington Paiute Tribe Yerington Nevada $663,004
Pueblo of Isleta Isleta New Mexico $684,965
Pueblo of Tesuque Santa Fe New Mexico $898,969
Seneca Nation of Indians Salamanca New York $692,363
Spirit Lake Tribe Fort Totten North Dakota $607,630
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fort Yates North Dakota $900,000
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Belcourt North Dakota $767,680
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Durant Oklahoma $825,643
Delaware Tribe of Indians Bartlesville Oklahoma $899,999
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Perkins Oklahoma $900,000
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma Pawnee Oklahoma $761,416
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Siletz Oregon $616,708
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon Grand Ronde Oregon $789,997
Makah Tribal Council Neah Bay Washington $122,513
Tulalip Tribes of Washington Tulalip Washington $897,977
Ho-Chunk Nation Black River Falls Wisconsin $690,764
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Webster Wisconsin $895,162
Eastern Shoshone Tribe Fort Washakie Wyoming $870,105
Northern Arapaho Tribe Fort Washakie Wyoming $899,991
  Total Award Amount $39,070,734
  Total Number of Awards 54


For awards issued before 2020, you can visit our grant awards program page.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Tribal Governments Program, you can email us or call 202-307-6026.