Grant: $350,300 - Department of Justice - Aug. 21, 2009
0% voted satisfied - 100% voted not satisfied - 1 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The American Recovery Act and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) referred to hereinafter as (the 'Recovery Act') appropriated funding for this program which was authorized by 42 U.S.C. 3796gg(d). The Recovery Act Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program, hereinafter referred to as the Recovery Act Tribal Coalitions Program, implements certain provisions of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 Public Law No. 106-386; the Justice for All Act of 2004, Public Law No. 108-405; and the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, Public Law No. 109-162. The program supports the development and operation of nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions. Grant funds may be used for activities in compliance with the following statutory purposes; 1) increasing awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women; 2) enhancing the response to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women at the tribal, Federal, and State levels; and 3) identifying and providing technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to essential services to American Indian and Alaska Native women victimized by domestic and sexual violence. American Indians Against Abuse, Inc. (AIAA) is a nonprofit tribal coalition serving the eleven (11) tribes geographically encompasing the entire State of Wisconsin. The primary mission of the formation of AIAA, is to address and promote elimination of violence and other abuses against Native American Indian women by supporting culturally sensitive programming specific to traditional customs, values and teachings of the Bad River, Red Cliff, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, Sokaogon & St. Croix Chippewa, Ho-Chunk Nation, Menominee Nation, Oneida Nation, Forest County Potawatomi and Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nations. The target population includes 39,981 American Indians. AIAA will use this new funding to conduct tribally based women's training for survivors, provide funding for a full-time bookkeeper position and a contract Auditor position. AIAA will accomplish this through: (1) hiring a new full time bookkeeper to maintain and handle all financial transactions and recordkeeping to ensure timely grant reporting: (2) contracting with an Auditor to perform an independent audit of the AIAA nonprofit; and (3) coordinating three trainining's to build the capacity of women survivors, AIAA Board members, and staff to provide more culturally specific awareness about the overlap between domestic violence and sexual assault, creating the ability to better address the violence in each tribal community.
Project Description: Award acceptance documents were signed 08/31/09 and submitted. Bookkeeper job posting is being reviewed for posting and the full time position will be filled by next quarter and reported. Contract services with Auditor are being reviewed by the AIAA Board of Director's and will update in the next quarter reporting. AIAA Board Officers setting up new account for the Recovery Act Grant funds for more precise accounting and accountability of funds.
Jobs Summary: At this time, AIAA is reviewing the Bookkeeper job position for a posting/interview date and at that time will determine one FTE position. With the Recovery Act Funding received AIAA is able to create a new position and interview/research options for consulting with a Auditor. AIAA is also in process of recruiting Survivors to attend the Women's Trainings which will also stimulate the economy by lodging, conference room rental, lunches. Recovery Act funding will also be used to pay Consultants/Presenters/Spiritual Consultants therefore creating jobs and stimulating the economy. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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