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Leveraging Funding Opportunities with TAD

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component of the United States Department of Justice. OVW administers grant programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation and provides national leadership on issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. OVW grants support coordinated community responses to hold offenders accountable and serve victims.

The Tribal Affairs Division (TAD) within OVW is responsible for the administration of tribal specific grant programs and initiatives, management of tribal specific training and technical assistance, and coordination with other federal departments and DOJ offices on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sex trafficking, and stalking in tribal communities. TAD's grantee community includes Indian Tribal Governments, Tribal Courts, Tribal Prosecutors Offices, Tribal Law Enforcement Departments, Tribal Behavorial Health Programs, Tribal Community-Based Victim Services Programs, Culturally-based Batterer's Intervention Programs, SANE/SART programs, and Tribal Organizations and Non-profits among others all working on a broad range of activities to ensure victims find safety and justice and offenders are held accountable.

TAD administers the following grant programs:
  • Tribal Governments Program
  • Tribal Jurisdiction Program
  • Tribal Coalitions Program
  • Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (TSASP)

In 2021, OVW-TAD awarded 70 grants totaling over $43 million to American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages and other tribal designees.

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Overview of TAD

TAD manages four of the 19 grant programs administered by OVW as well as tribal specific special initiatives. The video below is an introduction to the four TAD grant programs: Tribal Governments Program, Tribal Jurisdiction Program, Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program and the Tribal Coalitions Program.



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OVW Grant Programs OverviewTribal Governments Program Resource FlyerTribal Jurisdiction Program Resource FlyerTribal Coalitions Resource FlyerTribal Sexual Assault Services Program Resource FlyerTribal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (TSAUSA) Program Resource Flyer


Strategizing Your Project

In this video, TAD will provide key steps and resources; for strategizing how a grant project funded through one or more of TAD's grant programs could provide your community with an opportunity to strengthen system responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sex trafficking or stalking.



Additional Resources

Key Steps to Strategizing Your ProjectStrategizing Your Project WorksheetSWOT WorksheetGrant Programs Chart




Developing Your Proposal

In this video, TAD will provide key steps and resources; on developing a grant proposal, which is also commonly referred to as an application. This will assist you with developing a grant proposal for one or more of TAD's grant programs to provide your community with an opportunity to strengthen system responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sex trafficking or stalking.



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Submitting Your Proposal

In this video, TAD will briefly share some important information about how to submit your proposal, also referred to as an application. This will assist you with submitting a grant proposal for one or more of TAD's grant programs to provide your community with an opportunity to strengthen system responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sex trafficking or stalking.




Additional Resources

Transition to SAM Entity Identifier Resource Flyer









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