The Denali Commission will fund Tribal Communities to develop services for victims of crimes. The grants will fund a planning process to implement a wide-range of services including behavioral health, telemedicine, and building renovations. The Commission encourages potential applicants to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply. Communities who submit the attached short form will receive training and technical assistance to assist with developing a full application for the micro-grants. Communities may apply for up to $350,000 for a two year period of performance. The full grant application will open in July and the application will be available at denali.gov and grants.gov.
Alaska Tribes and Tribal Consortia may use the micro-grants for a wide range of programs, activities, and services to victims of crime. These may include:
- Conducting a victim services needs assessment;
- Developing a strategic plan to create a victim assistance program;
- Developing a victim assistance program; expanding services provided to victims;
- Expanding populations served; and/or
- Expanding types of crime addressed.
Overall, the program will develop new victim services in Alaska where they have not existed previously. Grantees may access training and technical assistance for program implementation by filling out the attached forms. Most grantees will conduct a needs assessment and a strategic planning process before implementing victim services.