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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):
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; 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; Violence Against Women reauthorization Act of 2013.
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 assisting tribes in developing and promoting state, local, and tribal legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to violent crimes against Indian women.
Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants (with Formula Distribution)
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; (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; and (D) assisting tribes in developing and promoting state, local, and tribal legislation and policies that enhance best practices for responding to violent crimes against Indian women.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Tribal coalitions that meet the criteria of a tribal coalition under 24 U.S.C. 13925(a), provide services to Indian tribes, and are recognized by the Office on Violence Against Women.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Tribal sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Non-profit organizations must be an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code. All such applicants are required to submit a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing their tax-exempt status. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
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):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants must apply through the Office of Justice Programs Grants Management System 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. 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.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Up to 12 months. Funds are released on an as-needed basis to the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Periodic drawdowns should be based upon immediate disbursement/reimbursement needs and project progress.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Reports are required as stipulated in the program regulations and the effective edition of the OVW Financial Grants Management Guide. 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. Quarterly Federal Financial Reports are required. Grantees must monitor grant and subgrant supported activities to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and that performance goals are being achieved.
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):
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim or audit is started before the expiration of the three year period, the records must be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 13 $2,492,566; FY 14 est $5,000,000; and FY 15 est $5,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
No Data Available.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Program solicitations can be found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/ovwgrantprograms.htm. Recipients must comply with the current version of the OVW Financial Grants Management Guide found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/grantees.html. Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Tia Farmer 145 N. St., Suite 10W121, Washington, District of Columbia 20530 Email: tia.farmer@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-305-1177
Website Address (153):
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Criteria are established by the Office on Violence Against Women and included in an annual solicitation. Each recognized coalition that qualifies for funding will receive an equal share.