NIWRC is pleased to announce the availability of On-Site Technical Assistance to tribal domestic violence programs and shelters

NIWRC is pleased to announce the availability of On-Site Technical Assistance to tribal domestic violence programs and shelters. In FY 2020, NIWRC has funding to provide up to three days of direct on-site technical assistance in four (4) tribal locations.

The primary goal of NIWRC’s On-site Technical Assistance is to facilitate individual or agency change in some systematic manner by providing expertise to solve a problem. Training can be part of this process if it is necessary to assure effective capacity building, development and/or implementation of policies, procedures and/or response. NIWRC staff will collaborate with each selected On-Site TA recipient to create an agenda specific to their program and tribal community.

On-site technical assistance is available on a wide spectrum of issues ranging. Just to name a few:

·         Strategy development to address tribal justice and jurisdictional issues

·         Program development/staff development

·         Strategic planning

·         Shelter development and/or meeting safe housing needs

·         Development of trauma-informed responses, policies and procedures

·         Developing community organizing, community awareness and education initiatives

·         Developing policies and/or practices to meet the needs of domestic violence Survivors experiencing

·         mental health issues and/or substance abuse

·         Strengthening and re-storing coordinated community responses

·         Strategies addressing the intersections of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS

·         Creating strategies to address child welfare in the context of domestic violence

·         Promoting advocacy/awareness in working with health care systems

·         Prevention and intervention strategies

·         Safety and technology practices & policies

·         Research for tribal communities, including data collection and program evaluation

·         Strategies & policies for working with the LGBTQ2S community in the context of domestic violence

This technical assistance opportunity is designed to support tribal capacity enhancement in responding to domestic violence and to strengthen advocacy services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and trafficking. FVPSA tribal grantees are encouraged to apply.

Important dates:

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2019.

TA applicants will be notified on or before October 18, 2019.

All onsite TA visits will be scheduled from January 1 through August 31, 2020.

If you are interested in applying for on-site technical assistance, please fill out our online form by clicking on the link below to be considered for this extended opportunity.

On-Site Technical Assistance Request  (

Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you! Please contact any member of our Training and Technical Assistance Team if you have any questions.

Gwendolyn Packard –

Tara Azure –

Brenda Hill –

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