Domestic Violence Prevention Program
Grants Awarded to Combat Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Indian Country
The IHS Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Behavioral Health awarded a total 41 grants to Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations (UIOs) to address domestic violence and sexual assault in Indian Country. This funding is will help continue work that has been done by Tribes, Tribal organizations, and UIOs in the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) demonstration phase and the 2015-2021 Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) program funding cycle.
The DVP grantees will implement evidence- and practice-based models that represent culturally appropriate prevention, intervention, treatment and aftercare approaches to domestic and sexual violence from a community-driven context in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP)
The 37 DVP grantees will focus on domestic violence prevention treatment and aftercare. The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of a current program by incorporating prevention efforts addressing social, spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of victims through the integration of culturally appropriate practices and trauma-informed services for Tribes, Tribal organizations, and UIOs. This program aims to promote prevention efforts that address domestic and sexual violence, including sexual exploitation/human trafficking, Missing and Murdered AI/AN people, and child maltreatment.
Read the Domestic Violence Prevention Program Fact Sheet [PDF - 5.7 MB]
Read the list of 2022 DVP grantees [PDF - 140 KB].
Read the 2022 DVP grantee summaries.
Forensic Healthcare (FHC) Services
The 4 FHC grantees will focus on development and/or expansion forensic healthcare services and will address access to health care needed for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence. The purpose of this program is to provide access to treatment for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence by supporting the development of and/or expansion of FHC services that are culturally appropriate and trauma-informed. The intent is to impact FHC services provided by Tribes, Tribal organizations, and UIOs, which also includes promoting treatment, intervention, and prevention efforts for the social, spiritual, and emotional well-being of victims, including victims of child maltreatment.
Read the Forensic Healthcare Services Fact Sheet [PDF - 564 MB]
Read the list of 2022 FHC grantees [PDF - 400 KB] .
Read the 2022 FHC grantee summaries.
DVP Application information for both programs is for reference only and may be found on the DVP Notices of Funding page.