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Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program

This program contains Recovery Act funding.
Number: 16.557
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Violence Against Women Office

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
16.557 Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program
Federal Agency (030):
Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice
Authorization (040):
Violence Against Women Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386; Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act, Title 1, Section 101, Public Law 109-162 and 109-271, 42 U.S.C. 1403g, Section 101; Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Sections 2001(d) and 2007(b)(4), 42 U.S.C. 3796gg and gg-1, as amended.
Objectives (050):
To increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; enhancing the response to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women at the tribal, Federal, and State levels; identifying and providing technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services to American Indian women victimized by domestic and sexual violence; and supporting the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of tribal sexual assault coalitions.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Funds may be used for the following statutory program purpose areas: (A) increasing awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; (B) enhancing the response to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women at the tribal, Federal, and State levels; and (C) identifying and providing technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services to American Indian women victimized by domestic and sexual violence.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Established nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal coalitions addressing domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; and individuals or organizations that propose to incorporate as nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal coalitions to address domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Tribal sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants must apply through the on-line Grants.gov portal. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office on Violence Against Women policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.
Award Procedure (093):
Upon approval by the Office on Violence Against Women, a letter is sent to the applicant agency with copies of the Grant Award. One copy of the Grant Award must be signed by an authorized official and returned to OVW.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Applicants will be notified before the end of the fiscal year.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Applications are submitted on an annual basis.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. Grants will be made for amounts up to 100 percent of the costs of programs or projects contained in approved applications. Match is not required for this grant program; however, applicants are encouraged to maximize the impact of Federal grant dollars by contributing the costs of their project. Supplemental contributions may be cash, in-kind services, or a combination of both.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Up to 24 months. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Quarterly financial reports are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the OVW Financial Guide. An additional quarterly financial report is required specifically for ARRA programs. No cash reports are required. Semi-annual progress reports shall explain the activities carried out and include an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the program, including number of persons served and numbers of persons seeking services who could not be served. No expenditure reports are required. No performance monitoring is required.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records (113):
The award recipient must keep complete records on disposition of funds.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 09 $5,413,922; FY 10 est $3,550,000; and FY 11 est $3,550,000 - FY 2009
Recovery Act Obligations: $2,657,922
Obligations: $2,756,000
Total: $5,413,922

Budget FY 2010
Recovery Act Obligations: $3,123,750.00
Obligations: $2,783,560.00
Total: $5,907,310.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Range: $150,000 - $450,000
Average: $322,727.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
OVW Financial Guide is applicable.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Josh Kamp, 800 K Street, NW Suite 850, Washington, District of Columbia 20001 Email: joshua.kamp@usdoj.gov Phone: (202) 353-2639.
Website Address (153):
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov .
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation.