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The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon has assembled the below list of available grant opportunities relevant for our Indian Country colleagues.  We will update this site about every two weeks as we receive new funding opportunities to share.  We will continue to highlight a few specific grants in the quarterly Indian Country Email Newsletter, and we remain available to consult with and support you through your grant writing processes.

Federal Grants

· Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside

· Evaluation of Street Law™ Programs

· Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program: Independent Living Transition Services for Youth and Young Adults with Significant Disabilities from Minority Backgrounds

· Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2019 Local Solicitation

· Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking: Technical Assistance Track

· OVW 2019 Alaska Full Faith and Credit Training and Technical Assistance Request for Concept Papers

· HHS/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Connecting Kids to Coverage: Healthy Kids AI/AN

· Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation

· An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation

· Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking: Human Trafficking Program

 

State Grants

· Urban Indian Health Institute Requests Applications for the Community Grants Program 2019-2020: An Indigenous Approach to Cancer (such as Colorectal, Cervical, and Breast) Prevention, Management, and Survivorship

 

Private Grants

· NPAIHB’s Response Circles domestic & sexual violence prevention event funding

· Increasing Survivors with Disabilities' Access to Healing Service and Justice Options

· Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI): Community Corrections Collaborations to Reduce Violent Crime and Recidivism

· PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support Program

· IMAGEN Group Fellowship Grants: Strengthening Native girls’ protection and safety through girl-centered programming

· First Nations Development Institute, in partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation: Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

· Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems

· Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) Pilot Project Program

 

 

Description of all Funding Opportunities

Funding from Response Circles is available to request funding for an activity, event, or training that is associated with domestic & sexual violence prevention.  The funds may be used for meeting expenses, materials and supplies for activities, incentives, travel, and training fees. About $11,000 is available for these requests by the Northwest Tribes and will be available until the money runs out. Contact Paige Smith with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board for the application form. Request deadline is August 15, 2019.

Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside - The overall goal of this program is to provide support to tribal communities to improve services for victims of crime. This program will support a comprehensive range of activities to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities. Apply under the following Purpose Areas (PAs). PA 1 Establishment of a New Victim Service Program: Applicants that have no existing victim services program, including applicants that do not have programs and are going to coordinate with others to provide services to them. PA 2 Coordination and Expansion of Existing Victim Service Program: The goal for applicants under this purpose area is to become more victim-centered, culturally competent, more comprehensive, and improve coordination with likely partners. Application deadline is August 16, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Evaluation of Street Law™ Programs - With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals to conduct a single evaluation project that measures the effectiveness of two programs administered by Street Law, Inc. (Street Law), as they are implemented in a two-year expansion of these programs that the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is funding. These two programs are the Legal Life Skills program and the Police & Teens program. Applicants should propose rigorous evaluation projects that measure the effectiveness of these two programs in the expansion sites, and provide useful information to practitioners and policy-makers regarding the utility and implementation of these programs. The implementation of both the evaluation project and the program expansion are expected to begin in January 2020.  This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice priorities related to reducing violent crime and support law enforcement.  Application deadline is August 19, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program: Independent Living Transition Services for Youth and Young Adults with Significant Disabilities from Minority Backgrounds - The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP), funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).  Application deadline is August 19, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Increasing Survivors with Disabilities' Access to Healing Service and Justice Options - With support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the Vera Institute of Justice's Center on Victimization and Safety (Vera), a national non-profit organization working to end abuse of people with disabilities, is soliciting letters of interest from local communities to participate in a pilot project to improve access to healing services and justice options for survivors of sexual violence who have disabilities. Vera will work with the selected applicants to bring together key stakeholders in their community, which must include a local rape crisis center and disability service provider, with the goal of improving responses to survivors of sexual assault with disabilities; identifying gaps and barriers to healing services and justice options for survivors with disabilities; and creating better pathways to healing for these survivors.  We will select two communities to participate in this pilot project.  Application deadline is August 23, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fiscal Year 2019 Local Solicitation -  

BJA is seeking applications for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by assisting state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. In general, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under this FY 2019 solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice, including any one or more of the following:

•           Law enforcement programs

•           Prosecution and court programs

•           Prevention and education programs

•           Corrections and community corrections programs

•           Drug treatment and enforcement programs

•           Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs

•           Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)

•           Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs 

Application deadline is August 23, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking: Technical Assistance Track - Through the FY 2019 Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, in conjunction with OVC, seeks to address the housing and service needs of victims of human trafficking. The Technical Assistance Applications will provide technical assistance to the possible 20 successful projects selected for under the Human Trafficking Program. HUD expects to make one award, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $1 million. Application deadline is August 30, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI): Community Corrections Collaborations to Reduce Violent Crime and Recidivism - In partnership with BJA, the Council of State Governments Justice Center is seeking applications from state and local government agencies or federally recognized tribal entities to serve as model sites for the ISI Community Corrections Collaborations to Reduce Violent Crime and Recidivism program. This ISI Model Site Program is designed to: Help project partners (listed below) and the field at large learn from partnerships between probation and/or parole (“community corrections”), law enforcement, and/or prosecuting agencies that have successfully reduced violent crime and recidivism in their jurisdictions; and provide model sites with the opportunity to expand or improve their existing interagency partnership and/or related strategies.  Applications deadline is August 30, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support Program - This BJA-supported opportunity is for locally operated small and medium jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities to receive federal funds to assist in PREA implementation. The PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support (TIPS) program is a new federal funding opportunity specifically for locally operated small-to-medium-sized jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, lockups, and tribal facilities that are seeking to become sexually safer environments through compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. TIPS is administered by Impact Justice, the national nonprofit that also operates the PREA Resource Center (PRC). The program operates in partnership with BJA. Applications deadline is August 30, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Urban Indian Health Institute Requests Applications for the Community Grants Program 2019-2020: An Indigenous Approach to Cancer (such as Colorectal, Cervical, and Breast) Prevention, Management, and Survivorship - The 2019-2020 Community Grants Program Request for Applications encourages the use of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) traditional, cultural, and regional knowledge in developing, implementing, and/or supporting cancer education, prevention, management, and survivorship initiatives among urban Indian communities. Urban Indian Health Institute is requesting applications from Urban Indian Health Programs, National Urban Indian Family Coalition members, or Urban Indian programs and/or organizations receiving MSPI/DVPI funding. Four grants of $10,000 (distributed over a 12-month period) will be awarded for the time period of September 30, 2019 to September 29, 2020.  Application deadline is August 30, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

IMAGEN Group Fellowship Grants: Strengthening Native girls’ protection and safety through girl-centered programming - With generous funding from the ForGood Fund and the Ford Foundation, IMAGEN will support capacity building for girl-centered programming in Native communities through IMAGEN Group Fellowship grants, technical assistance and training. We will distribute approximately 4-7 awards of between $7,000-$40,000 each to local groups of women to master girl-centered program planning tools and be equipped to set up and operate a low-cost, sustainable weekly girls’ talking circle in their community. See “Grant Overview” section for more information and how to apply. Application deadline is August 30, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

OVW 2019 Alaska Full Faith and Credit Training and Technical Assistance Request for Concept Papers - This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. 12291(b)(11). The VAWA full faith and credit provision (18 U.S.C. 2265) provides that states, tribes, and territories (the receiving jurisdiction) must enforce a qualifying protection order from outside the receiving jurisdiction as if the protection order had been issued by the receiving jurisdiction. The receiving jurisdiction cannot require notice or registration of the order as a prerequisite to enforcement. During OVW’s Annual Tribal Consultation, many tribes, including Alaska tribes expressed concern about a lack of state enforcement of tribal protection orders . There are over 220 federally recognized tribes in Alaska. The purpose of this initiative is to assist these tribes and state and local law enforcement and courts to improve enforcement of tribal protection orders in Alaska.  Application deadline is September 2, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

First Nations Development Institute, in partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation: Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship - This grant awards funds to American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) engaged in work that benefits AI/AN people and communities, including work in the areas of food systems, youth leadership development, and climate change. Application deadline is September 13, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

HHS/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Connecting Kids to Coverage: Healthy Kids AI/AN - These grants will support innovative outreach strategies aimed at increasing the enrollment and retention of eligible AI/AN children in Medicaid and CHIP, emphasizing activities tailored to communities where AI/AN children and families reside, and enlisting tribal and other community leaders and tribal health and social services programs that serve eligible AI/AN children and families.  Application deadline is September 16, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems - The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce the second cycle of funding for Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) for Tribes.

The intended outcomes of SSSC are:

·      Increased performance improvement practice

·      Increased innovation in response to system integration challenges, and

·      Progress toward national public health standards.

Application deadline: September 20, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) Pilot Project Program - The primary intent of the Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) Pilot Project Grant Program is to fund and foster innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The secondary intent of the Pilot Project Grant Program is to support and provide mentorship to junior investigators during the development of their novel approaches to improving the lives of AI/AN people.  Application deadline is September 30, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation - BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative to improve technology and resources to the Gulf State law enforcement agencies to increase information sharing on both a local and regional basis. Eligible applicants are limited to local government entities, including local law enforcement entities, and tribal law enforcement agencies, or governmental non-law enforcement agencies acting as their fiscal agents, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) or tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes (including tribal consortia operated as nonprofit organizations) acting as fiscal agent for one or more tribal law enforcement agencies. In addition, applicants are limited to the Gulf States of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.  Application deadline is October 4, 2019.  [Click here for more information]    <Return to Grants>

An Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities FY 2019 Competitive Grant Solicitation - BJA is seeking applications for funding an Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This initiative focuses on developing academic-based, transdisciplinary crisis intervention training to educate, train, and prepare law enforcement officers so that they are equipped to appropriately interact with people who have MI and IDD in the course of completing their job responsibilities. This training should be developed by an institution of higher education, in conjunction with health care professionals, to provide crisis intervention training that will focus on understanding mental and behavioral health, developing empathy, navigating community resources, and de-escalation skills and practical application training of those skills for all first responders. This grant program will serve as a pilot program, establishing best practices for law enforcement agencies.  Application deadline is October 4, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking: Human Trafficking Program - Through the FY 2019 Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, in conjunction with OVC, seeks to address the housing and service needs of victims of human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Program Applications will implement and provide housing and trauma-informed, victim-centered services to victims of human trafficking. HUD expects to make up to 20 awards, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $13.5 million. Application deadline is October 30, 2019.  [Click here for more information]     <Return to Grants>

Disclaimer

The links provided on this webpage are for information only.  Not all content reflects the views of the U.S. Attorney’s Office or Department of Justice.  Grants are not vetted or otherwise endorsed by the USAO or DOJ.  Do not rely on this webpage as the sole source of grant opportunities available or for official deadlines.  Please contact usaor.icnews@usdoj.gov to submit suggested grant opportunities for posting.

Updated August 15, 2019

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