2021 NCAI Fund Victim Services Micro-grant Program

NCAI Fund Victim Services Micro-grants are intended to fill gaps in current tribal victim services and/or to develop or expand the ability of tribal victim assistance programs to provide services. Funding can be used for a wide range of program activities and services to crime victims, including conducting a needs assessment or developing a strategic plan, purchasing equipment or supplies, or other support for new or existing victim services programs. Micro-grants will be made using federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime. Under the terms of the NCAI Fund’s agreement with DOJ, recipients of this funding will be required to comply with all applicable federal policies and regulations.

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Who is eligible to apply?

  • Federally recognized tribal nations outside of Alaska. Tribal nations in Alaska may be eligible for a similar funding opportunity that is being administered by the Denali Commission.
  • Consortia applicants (two or more eligible tribes who are interested in receiving funding as a consortium) outside of Alaska.
  • Designees (an organization who has been authorized by an eligible tribal nation to apply on behalf of the tribe) outside of Alaska.
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Funding Amount and Performance Period

We anticipate that most awards will be between $25,000-$150,000. Applicants may request more than $150,000 if they provide additional justification explaining actual need and ability to spend funds within the performance period of 12 months. In no case will a micro-grant award exceed $350,000. Awards must be completed between July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

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How Can Funds Be Used? 

Funding can be used for a wide variety of activities related to supporting victims of crime in your community.

With this funding, your tribal nation can:

  • Assess the need for additional programming and services for victims of crime or develop a strategic plan to improve or expand existing victim services.
  • Purchase equipment and supplies necessary for victim services programming or victim services grant management.
  • Implement program activities, including personnel costs, to support victims of crimes.

Please reference this chart of allowable and unallowable costs.

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Application Deadline

Submit Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning April 1, 2021 until all funds are expended.

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Technical Assistance

The NCAI Fund has partnered with the Tribal Law and Policy Institute to provide technical assistance to eligible applicants as they complete their project proposals and budgets.