Ongoing Funding Opportunities

Administration for Native Americans – www.acf.hhs.gov/ana
ANA supports Native American communities by providing financial assistance and capacity building, gathering and sharing data, and advocating for improved policies within HHS and across the federal government.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation – www.iltf.org
Serving Indian Country in the recovery and control of rightful homelands. Initiatives include education, cultural awareness, economic opportunity, and legal reform.

Kalliopeia Foundation – www.kalliopeia.org
National giving with an interest in Indigenous programming that strengthens Native lifeways and worldviews. Other grant focus areas include spiritual ecology, soul in society, and media.

Lannan Foundation – www.lannan.org Funding for Indigenous communities. Priority is given to rural projects consistent with traditional values in areas of education, Native cultures, the revival and preservation of languages, legal rights, and environmental protection.

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation – www.macphilanthropies.org  Funding for Native arts initiatives. Other areas of interest include natural resources and animal habitat protection; natural disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery; arts, music, and human creativity; human services; animal welfare; professional development for educators; and special projects.

Notah Begay III Foundation – www.nb3foundation.org  Organizational mission is to reduce Native American childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes. Grant programs focus on healthy nutrition programs, healthy food access, and promoting physical activity.

Northwest Area Foundation – www.nwaf.org  Of all new grant dollars, 40 percent is dedicated to Native communities. Focus regions include Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and 75 Native Nations.

NoVo Foundation – www.novofoundation.org
Funding for Indigenous communities. Interest in a cross-section of areas, including but not limited to, violence against girls, women, and the earth; leadership of Indigenous girls and women; Indigenous cultural expression; healing from historical trauma and oppression; and Indigenous education.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians – www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov
National giving for tribes and Native organizations. Special interest in areas of education, health, economic and community development, and special projects.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation – www.sfntcfoundation.org
Financial assistance for organizations that support the preservation, promotion, and advancement of American Indian self-sufficiency and culture in the United States. Focus areas include American Indian entrepreneurism, education, and cultural preservation.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community – www.shakopeedakota.org
Giving to tribes and Native organizations across the state, region, and country. In 2015, Shakopee donated nearly $19 million to projects and programs impacting Indian Country.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation – www.wkkf.org
Funding for Indigenous communities. Focus areas of interest include educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and community/civic engagement.

NOVO Foundation – www.novofoundation.org
Funding for Indigenous communities. Interest in a cross-section of areas, including but not limited to, violence against girls, women, and the earth; leadership of Indigenous girls and women; Indigenous cultural expression; healing from historical trauma and oppression; and Indigenous education.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians – www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov
National giving for tribes and Native organizations. Special interest in areas of education, health, economic and community development, and special projects.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation – www.sfntcfoundation.org
Financial assistance for organizations that support the preservation, promotion, and advancement of American Indian self-sufficiency and culture in the United States. Focus areas include American Indian entrepreneurism, education, and cultural preservation.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community – www.shakopeedakota.org
Giving to tribes and Native organizations across the state, region, and country. In 2015, Shakopee donated nearly $19 million to projects and programs impacting Indian Country.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation – www.wkkf.org
Funding for Indigenous communities. Focus areas of interest include educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and community/civic engagement.

 

 

The Office of Justice Programs is committed to providing solutions for communities and advancing justice. 

OJJDP offers many funding opportunities. Check out some highlighted programs that are open for applicants. Learn more about funding opportunities at the OJJDP Funding opportunities webpage: https://www.ojjdp.gov/funding/FundingList.asp

Funding Opportunity Highlights


OVC FY 2019 Field-Generated Solutions for Tribal & Non-Tribal Communities to Improve Services for Victims of Crime Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime

The overarching goal of this program is to support victims of crime and to bridge gaps in services to victims. Applicants may apply for one or more of the following purpose areas (PAs): PA 1: Innovative Programs to Fill Gaps in Tribal Crime Victim Services, PA 2: Innovations in Telehealth, PA 3: Improving Responses to Victims of Burglary, PA 4: Improving the Ordering & Collecting of Restitution for Victims, and PA 5: Other Innovative Programs to Fill Gaps in Crime Victim Services. OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on June 25, at 1:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 24, 2019. Apply

 

FY 2019 Tribal Set-Aside  Tribal Set-Aside https://www.ovc.gov/news/tribal-set-aside.html

In February 2019, Congress authorized a tribal set-aside of $167.65 million to provide grants to improve services for victims of crime in tribal communities, consistent with the requirements of the Victims of Crime Act. The FY 2019 Consolidated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) solicitation (Purpose Area 7, the Tribal Victim Services Program), which closed in March, was one way for tribes to access this funding.

Other specialized solicitations that OVC will be posting this spring (related to law enforcement, victim services, elder abuse, human trafficking, assisting children victimized due to their parent’s opioid abuse, and other programs) will include designated funding just for tribal applicants; visit https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/Solicitation.aspx periodically to view current funding opportunities. OVC continues to explore other options for programming this dedicated funding to enhance victim services for American Indian and Alaska Native crime victims.

Current Funding Opportunities

FY 2019 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program

Apply for the FY 2019 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside ProgramThe Application Deadline has been extended until 11:59 p.m., eastern time, on Thursday, August 15, 2019. 

The overall goal of this program is to provide support to tribal communities to improve services for victims of crime.

OVC is soliciting applications to support a comprehensive range of activities including—

·         needs assessment,

·         strategic planning,

·         program development and implementation,

·         program expansion, and 

·         other activities needed to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities. 

Apply under one of the following purpose areas:

Purpose Area 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. 

Purpose Area 2: Coordination and Expansion of Existing Victim Service Program
The goal under this purpose area is for existing victim service programs to expand and enhance their services so that they can become more victim-centered, culturally competent, and provide more services, better services, serve more victims, and provide services to crime victims for whom there were no services available previously.

Please note: FY 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #6 and Purpose Area #7 applicants ARE eligible to apply under this solicitation. However, the applicant may not request duplicative activities and budget items. 

View changes to pages 1, 3, 10, 12, and 35 that OVC made after the initial release of the solicitation at www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/FY19-VSSA-Solicitation-Updates.pdf

OVC will conduct two pre-application webinars to review the solicitation requirements and conduct a question and answer session with interested potential applicants. The first webinar will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. eastern time, and a followup webinar on Thursday June 27, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. eastern time. Participation in the webinars is optional. Register for the webinars.

Learn more and apply for the FY 2019 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside ProgramApply by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, August 15, 2019.


FY 2019 Field-Generated Solutions for Tribal & Non-Tribal Communities to Improve Services for Victims of Crime

OVC seeks applicants for the FY 2019 Field-Generated Solutions for Tribal & Non-Tribal Communities to Improve Services for Victims of Crime solicitation.

The overarching goal of this program is to support victims of crime and to bridge gaps in services to victims. Eligible applicants may apply for one or more of the purpose areas identified below: 

·         Purpose Area 1: Innovative Programs to Fill Gaps in Tribal Crime Victim Services

·         Purpose Area 2: Innovations in Telehealth

·         Purpose Area 3: Improving Responses to Victims of Burglary

·         Purpose Area 4: Improving the Ordering and Collecting of Restitution for Victims

·         Purpose Area 5: Other Innovative Programs to Fill Gaps in Crime Victim Services

Of particular interest to the tribal community is Purpose Area 1: Innovative Programs to Fill Gaps in Tribal Crime Victim Services. This funding is intended to create broader programs that have the potential to impact victim services for many tribes (beyond even what a consortium might propose). 

Proposals must focus on tribal victim services and may include, but are not limited to—

·         unique specialized training and technical assistance proposals, 

·         civil legal assistance for victims, 

·         outreach initiatives that could transform victim services for remote tribes, and/or 

·         other innovative and expansive proposals.

Activities that are centered on crime prevention, investigation, prosecution, offender services or corrections are not allowable.

To request funding to establish or enhance a local victim assistance program for a tribe, applying through the new stand-alone Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside solicitation is best.

Learn more and apply for the FY 2019 Field-Generated Solutions for Tribal & Non-Tribal Communities to Improve Services for Victims of Crime solicitation. Apply by July 24, 2019.

 

The Project Safe Neighborhoods FY 2019 Grant Announcement

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create and foster safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in violent crime. The program's effectiveness depends upon the ongoing coordination, cooperation, and partnerships of local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies working together with the communities they serve—engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in all 94 districts. Acting decisively in a coordinated manner at all levels—federal, state, local, and tribal—will help sustain recently achieved reductions in crime and keep our communities safe. PSN provides the critical funding, resources, and training for PSN teams—including law enforcement, prosecutors, community groups, researchers, and others—to combat violent crime and make their communities safer through a comprehensive approach to public safety that marries targeted law enforcement efforts with community engagement, prevention, and reentry efforts.
 
For more information, please visit https://www.bja.gov/funding/PSN19.pdf
 
Applications Due: June 25, 2019

 

 

Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals for one-time grants to tribes, tribal organizations, or tribal consortia that are seeking to develop and, within 24 months of grant receipt, submit to the Department of Health and Human Services a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance, and, at tribal option, guardianship assistance program. Grant funds under this FOA may be used for the cost of developing a title IV-E plan under section 471 of the Social Security Act (the Act) to carry out a program under section 479B of the Act. The grant may be used for costs relating to the development of case planning and case review systems, foster care licensing and standards for tribal foster homes and child care facilities, quality assurance systems, court structure and procedures, data collection systems, cost allocation methodology development, financial controls and financial management processes, or any other costs attributable to meeting any other requirement necessary for approval of a title IV-E plan.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov

Applications Due: July 15, 2019

 

Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

CBCR is a strategic approach to crime reduction that leverages the knowledge and expertise of community stakeholders with the goal of making neighborhoods safer. By focusing on concentrated ‘hot spots’ of crime within communities, the CBCR Program directly supports the Department’s priorities to reduce violent crime, dismantle gang activity, assist communities struggling with drug abuse, and support law enforcement agencies by integrating enforcement strategies into community-based crime reduction efforts. The CBCR model is based on the principle that sustainable reductions in violent crime require collaboration among partners in the criminal justice system, service providers, and the communities they serve. These partnerships extend to community development corporations and private businesses that are linked to CBCR in local revitalization efforts.
For more information, please visit https://www.bja.gov/funding/CBCR19.pdf
 
Applications Due: June 25, 2019

 

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) supports cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses (MI) or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the justice system. This program supports officer and public safety and violence reduction through social service and other partnerships that will enhance and increase law enforcement responses to people with MI and CMISA.
BJA offers three specific categories for communities to access federal funding and technical assistance to develop solutions that will help address this problem.  
Category 1 supports counties as they go through collaborative planning and implementation phases in improving their comprehensive response to people with mental illness that come into contact with the justice system.  
Category 2 focuses on the interaction of law enforcement and people with mental illness. Applicants to this category generally are law enforcement agencies.  
Category 3 invites projects from anywhere within the criminal justice system where that system may interact with people who have mental illness. Category 3 is a fairly wide open category of funding, and applicants range from agencies such as law enforcement, prosecution, courts, corrections, and parole and probation.
 
For more information, please visit https://www.bja.gov/funding/JMHCP19.pdf
 
Applications Due: June 25, 2019

 

OVC FY 2019: Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime

Through this program, OVC will support national-scope initiatives and regional initiatives (that can be replicated nationally) to maximize the use of technology to improve and increase access to crime victim services. To support organizations in developing and providing an innovative technology-facilitated resource or service, OVC is expanding its strategy to allow for projects that may be regional initially but have potential to be replicated nationally. However, OVC will give priority to proposals that have a national scope, as those projects may have the potential to serve more victims, but an exceptional proposal that is initially regional in scope could certainly be competitive.
Through this solicitation, OVC seeks to support organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance use of technology initiatives to improve response, services, and access for victims of crime. OVC will support projects across a variety of technology platforms. Projects may be national in scope or regional demonstration initiatives that can be replicated nationally.
 
For more information, please visit https://www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/FY-2019-Advancing-Technology-508.pdf
 
Applications Due: June 25, 2019

 

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation:

The 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation  The 2019 CTAS has closed. The Department of Justice's Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) combines funding from bureaus/offices within the Office of Justice Programs, the Office on Violence Against Women and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. CTAS includes two primary funding sources from OJJDP for federally recognized tribes that focus on youth. These two grant funding programs are the Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts(PA 8) and  Tribal Youth Program (PA 9) and can be applied for via the CTAS application.

For more information on CTAS visit: https://www.justice.gov/tribal/grants.


For more information about these and other OJJDP tribal programs, visit:
https://www.ojjdp.gov/programs

*Applicants should review all posted materials in their entirety for important information related to due dates and program specific eligibility requirements. 


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