Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction assists Indian tribes in planning, implementing, and exercising "special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction" to hold accountable non-Indians who commit crimes of domestic violence or dating violence or violate certain protection orders in Indian country.Eligible applicants are Indian tribal governments that haver jurisdiction over Indian country.OVW also administers a Technical Assistance Program to provide OVW grantees with the training, expertise, and problem-solving strategies they need to meet the challenges of addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.OVW’s technical assistance projects offer in-person and online educational opportunities, peer-to-peer consultations, site visits and tailored assistance for OVW grantees and potential grantees.The SASP Formula Grant Program directs grant dollars to states and territories to assist them in supporting rape crisis centers and other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations or tribal programs that provide services, direct intervention, and related assistance to victims of sexual assault.
Eligible applicants are community-based programs whose primary purpose is providing culturally specific services.
Four programs are "formula," meaning the enacting legislation specifies how the funds are to be distributed.
The remaining programs, including six formerly authorized programs that still have open or active grants, are "discretionary," meaning OVW is responsible for creating program parameters, qualifications, eligibility, and deliverables in accordance with authorizing legislation.
State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program provides grants to each state domestic violence coalition (determined by the Department of Health and Human Services) and sexual assault coalition (determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for the purposes of coordinating victim services activities and collaborating and coordinating with federal, state, and local entities engaged in addressing violence against women.
Statewide sexual assault coalitions provide direct support to member rape crisis centers through funding, training and technical assistance, public awareness activities, and public policy advocacy.Each state and territory must allocate 25 percent for law enforcement, 25 percent for prosecutors, 30 percent for victim services (of which at least 10 percent must be distributed to culturally specific community-based organizations), 5 percent to state and local courts, and 15 percent for discretionary distribution.