The Denali Commission, in partnership with the Department of Justice, is implementing a Tribal Victims of Crime Micro-Grant Program.

The micro-grants will fund Alaska Native Tribal communities to establish new programs and allow current Tribal victim service providers to fill system gaps, expand existing services, and/or develop new services. All funded programs must provide supports for those who have experienced crimes of any type. Services eligible under this program include the following:

  • Planning activities for new programs (needs assessments and strategic plans),
  • Awareness campaigns about resources available to victims,
  • Direct services to meet victim’s needs,
  • Victim advocates,
  • Shelter services,
  • Training on victims’ rights,
  • Culturally appropriate services for crime victims, and/or
  • Repair and renovations to existing infrastructure directly related to victim services.

Micro-grantees will have access to the Alaska Micro-Grant Training and Technical Assistance Provider

Funding Opportunity – Round 2

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) solicits applications for Round 2 of the the Tribal Victims of Crime Micro-Grant Program. Round 2 is open to all Tribal communities in Alaska. Round 2 will distribute approximately $5.8 million in grant funds. Applicants may apply in one of two purpose areas:

  1. Purpose Area 1: Planning for a New Victim Services Program Applicants in this area will conduct planning activities to establish a new program. This area includes activities such as completing a community needs assessment, developing a strategic plan, and developing a performance measurement reporting plan. Purpose Area 1 applicants will receive ten preference points as this program’s primary goal is to establish new Tribal Victims of Crime programs.
  2. Purpose Area 2:  Coordination and Expansion of Existing Victim Services Programs For already existing victims of crime programs, applicants will use these funds to expand types of services provided, populations served (elders, youth, etc.), and/or types of crimes addressed. Applicants may apply to conduct activities to support victims of a variety of crimes. Purpose Area 2 applicants who were part of a consortium and apply to this funding opportunity on their own will receive three preference points as a goal of the program is to build local capacity to apply directly to DOJ’s grants.

NOFO questions may be submitted to the Tribal Victims of Crime Program Manager at communitywellness@denali.gov. Applicants may access training and technical assistance (TTA) to develop an application for this NOFO by reaching out to the Alaska Micro-Grant Program Training and Technical Assistance Provider – The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) at vchadwick@ruralcap.org or 907-865-7378. The TTA provider may not write the grant application, but the team may provide tailored technical assistance for the application.  Potential applicants may download all Notice of Funding Opportunity documents at this link: Round 2 NOFO Download

For instructions on how to download the NOFO file please review this presentation;