Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $505,795)
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, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community requested funding to sustain existing Team Lead and Survivor Advocate positions. With this funding, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will: 1) provide on-call response, crisis intervention, transportation, personal protection order assistance, court advocacy, and assistance in obtaining housing, health care, and employment and 2) provide personal and support group counseling sessions, provide referrals, plan and facilitate cultural activities, and provide guidance and support for victims.