Pre-Application Deadline April 30, 2020

CILS encourages tribes to take advantage of the Department of Justice’s solicitation to distribute over $100 million to tribes to support crime victim services. For the first time this year, the funding will be distributed via a formula to all eligible tribal governments.

This year’s solicitation has two mandatory deadlines: a pre-application deadline of Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 8 pm ET and a full application deadline of Monday, June 15, 2020. All tribes, including tribes who received funding through this program last year, are eligible to apply for this funding.

The funding can be used for a wide range of activities related to meeting the needs of crime victims in tribal communities, including but not limited to:

  • Needs assessment
  • Strategic planning
  • Program development and implementation

The solicitation can be found at FY 20 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program.

Additional Resources: 

  • DOJ hosted a pre-application webinaron April 7, 2020, which was recorded and available at this link. DOJ hosted another webinar on April 13, 2020, but and the materials will be posted at this link.
  • A detailed list of allowable and unallowable expenses can be found in Appendix A of the RFP at this link.

Please contact Dorothy Alther,, Virginia Davis,, or Chia Halpern Beetso,, with any questions or for more information.