The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will host a virtual Tribal Consultation on the Tribal Set-Aside from the Crime Victims Fund for Fiscal Year 2023 on Wednesday, November 9th from 2:00−4:00 p.m. eastern time (1:00–3:00 p.m. central/12:00–2:00 p.m. mountain/11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. pacific/10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Alaska)
Information about the Tribal Consultation and other upcoming events will be available soon at: https://ovc.ojp.gov/program/tribal/tribal-victim-services-set-aside.
Consultation testimony can be provided by:
- an elected Tribal leader,
- an appointed Tribal leader, or
- someone designated by an elected or appointed Tribal leader. Designation must be provided in writing.
If you are a Tribal leader’s designee to speak at the Consultation, OVC asks that you provide a Delegation of Authority letter on Tribal letterhead signed by the elected or appointed Tribal leader or have the elected or appointed Tribal leader send an email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your authorization to testify on behalf of the Tribe. Instructions for how to submit your testimony will be available after you register. Written testimony will be welcomed via email to email@example.com through November 30, 2022.
In addition to the virtual Tribal Consultation, OVC plans to host a Listening Session before the 17th National Indian Nations Conference, scheduled for December 6–9, 2022, at the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation in Palm Springs, CA. This Listening Session will be held in-person on December 6, 2022, from 9:00–11:30 a.m., and will provide all interested persons an opportunity to offer feedback about the set-aside program, and other matters to enhance services for victims of crime within Tribal communities. Written feedback will be welcomed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org December 31, 2022.
OVC looks forward to hearing from you in November and seeing you in December. Please email any questions to email@example.com.