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Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Tribes, and IHEs to Train Students to Administer Services to Tribal Communities

Developing Future Victim Specialists to Serve American Indian/Alaska Native Victims of Crime


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
CFDA Number: 16.582
Funding or PIN Number: O-OVC-2023-171529
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Important Dates
Deadline: 06/12/23 11:59 PM ET - deadline; 06/20/23 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline. Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Tribes, and IHEs for workforce readiness programs that train service providers in eligible areas to work with tribal populations. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to develop victim service professionals who will provide direct services to AI/AN victims in locations that are remote and where positions are hard to fill.

OVC seeks to develop a workforce of victim service providers to serve American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime in isolated locations. By identifying and training prospective victim service professionals in, or from, the communities to be served, Tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) victim service programs will be better able to fill these positions in remote Indian Country and Alaska Native locations, and in turn ensure that victims in these locations get the services they need.

Successful applicant(s) will work to identify individuals who are interested in victim service positions specifically serving Tribal communities. Applicants will create (or continue operating) a victim service internship program that will place individuals in victim service positions either with a BIA or Tribally based victim service program (this can include victim service programs run by Tribal consortia). Applicants are responsible for creating and proposing the structural and administrative makeup of the program, which will include the process for identifying and selecting interns, setting requirements for the program, and addressing privacy issues associated with interns serving in direct service positions. Applicants are also responsible for working with their BIA district or a local Tribally based victim service program to place participants in internship, residency, or practicum experiences for credit or pay.

While applicants may focus their programs on recruitment, training, and placement of current or recent college/university students, applications proposing programs that focus on training other interested individuals (e.g., mid-career professionals seeking a career change, community members without a college education, etc.) are also welcome.

Geographic diversity will be an important consideration in selection, and OVC hopes to fund various programs across the contiguous United States and Alaska.

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables:


  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
For profit organizations other than small businesses, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Small businesses

OVC will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

Pre-Proposal Conference
OVC will hold one solicitation webinar. This call will provide a detailed overview of the solicitation and allow an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions. Preregistration is required for all participants. Participation in the webinar is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., eastern time


Pre-Application Information
The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 12, 2023.

The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by 8:59 p.m. eastern time on June 20, 2023.

To use the webinar time most efficiently, OVC encourages participants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than 2 days prior to the webinar.

Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.

Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via and JustGrants.
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF-424) and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form when they register in Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the deadline. If an applicant fails to submit in, they will be unable to apply in JustGrants.
- Step 2: The applicant must submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide:

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Webinar recording (from May 18, 2023):

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the link above.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $500,000

Term of Contract
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23
Period of Performance Duration: 36 months

Contact Information
Submit pre-webinar questions to

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center at 800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only), or

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and an SF-LLL in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Customer Support, or

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or

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