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OVC is Awarding Funding to Develop a Comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide for a Self-Help Group Dedicated to American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors of Homicide

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is now accepting applications under the FY 2016 Self-Help Group for American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors of Homicide Facilitator’s Guide Project Solicitation..

OVC will make one award of up to $475,000 for a qualified institution or organization to develop a comprehensive facilitator’s guide for individuals who are interested in starting a self-help support group for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of homicide; develop and deliver a two-day training curriculum to train peers and mental health professionals on how to use the guide to start and sustain local self-help groups for the target population; and provide ongoing technical assistance to facilitators.

Applications must be submitted by June 6, 2016 through Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the deadline. For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, or via e-mail to The Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, applicants can contact Kimberly Woodard, Senior Tribal Affairs Specialist, by telephone at 202-307-6792, or by email at

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Please read the full solicitation for eligibility and application requirements.

Applications are due by June 6, 2016.

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