2021- DTLL – Department of Justice – Consultation on Tribal Set-Aside from the Crime Victims Fund

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) invites you to participate in a Consultation on the Tribal Set-Aside from the Crime Victims Fund for Fiscal Year 2021. This Consultation will focus on soliciting your input about how OVC should expend Tribal Victim Service Set-Aside funds remaining after participating Tribes claim the formula funds allocated to them.

I regret the short notice for this Consultation. It is necessitated because the deadline for submission of applications under the FY 2021 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program (“TVSSA program”) was extended until July 14, 2021, in order to accommodate as many Tribes as possible which wished to participate in the program. As of today, it is apparent that Tribes will not claim all the formula funds allocated to them, and thus OVC seeks input about how to use the remaining funds. By statute, OVC must obligate the remaining funds by September 30, 2021, or the funds will be automatically returned to the Crime Victims Fund. Rather than making a decision without Consultation, OVC is electing to try to collect your input while there is still time to make decisions about remaining funds.

An informational framing paper is attached to provide background and questions for you to consider in advance of the Consultation. The Consultation will be held on Thursday, July 29, 3:00−5:00 p.m., eastern time via WebEx, a meeting platform with video and telephone conferencing capabilities.


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)