Department Of Justice Awards Over $21 Million In Grants To Enhance Victim Services And Support Public Safety Efforts In Nevada
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada announced today that the Department of Justice has recently awarded $21,997,467 in grant funding to improve services for crime victims and to support state, local, and tribal public safety across Nevada.
“By providing additional resources for victim service providers in Nevada, these grants will help secure victims’ legal rights and get survivors on the road to recovery,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Chiou. “The grants also reflect the Department of Justice’s steadfast commitment to protecting public safety and reducing crime in our communities and homes.”
Since mid-September 2021, Nevada entities have been awarded the following grants from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and its components:
- Bureau of Justice Assistance:
- The Nevada Department of Public Safety was awarded: (a) $2,174,534, as part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program; (b) $21,783, as part of the Prison Rape Elimination Act Reallocation Funds; and (c) $358,297, as part of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program Formula Grant.
- The State of Nevada was awarded $36,901, as part of the John R. Justice Program Formula Grant Solicitation.
- Office for Victims of Crime:
- Noah’s Animal House Foundation in Reno was awarded $500,000, as part of the Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program.
- The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada was awarded $3,082,025, as part of the Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Grant Program.
- The Division of Child & Family Services was awarded: (a) $10,054,895, as part of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant; and (b) $1,119,000, as part of the VOCA Victim Compensation Formula Grant.
Further, Nevada entities have been awarded the following grants from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW):
- The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges was awarded $2,600,000, as part of the Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Program.
- The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California was awarded $600,000, as part of the Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program.
- The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe was awarded $900,000, as part of the Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program.
- The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence was awarded $270,782, as part of the State and Territory Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program.
- The Nevada Attorney General’s Office was awarded $279,250, as part of the Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Grant Program.
OJP provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
OVW provides leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act and subsequent legislation. Created in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. In addition to overseeing federal grant programs, OVW undertakes initiatives in response to special needs identified by communities facing acute challenges. Learn more at www.justice.gov/ovw.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of Nevada