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MBCI DFCS OVC FY 2020 Victim Services set aside

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $794,379)

DOJ and OVC have long recognized the critical need to support American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime. Over time, OVC has conducted a number of tribal consultations and listening sessions to gather input from our AI/AN partners regarding the Crime Victims Fund tribal victim services set-aside. Based on the information gathered, OVC will allocate the FY 2020 funding by an interim discretionary administrative formula. The formula being used was created with significant input from tribal leaders and from the information gathered from the consultations and listening sessions.

Under this award, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will: 1) hire a 1.0 FTE Community Outreach Coordinator and a 1.0 FTE Data Entry Clerk; 2) purchase 2 vehicles, and a towing trailer to help transport victims and assist them with relocation; 3) increase security at its victim services program office and child advocacy center; and 4) purchase equipment to enhance its ability to provide remote services to victims.


Date Created: October 22, 2020