On-Site Technical Assistance

Apply for On-Site or Virtual Technical Assistance for 2023

NIWRC is pleased to announce the availability of On-Site or Virtual Technical Assistance to tribal domestic violence programs and shelters for 2023! The primary goal is to strengthen the development of programs, policies and procedures, strategies, and practices through approaches that are survivor-centered, culturally based, and trauma/healing-informed. On-Sites take place over 2 to 2.5 days, or the equivalent amount of time, depending on the needs of your program. Given the ongoing challenges of the Covid pandemic, we can provide technical assistance virtually and will observe precautions during any in-person On-Site. 

Each year, NIWRC issues a call for applications for On-Site Technical Assistance. The application submission deadline is October 14, 2022. Training can be part of this process only if necessary to assure effective capacity building, development, and/or implementation of policies, procedures, and/or response. Once sites are selected, NIWRC staff will collaborate with each selected TA recipient to create an agenda specific to their program and tribal community

Technical Assistance (TA) includes a range of activities designed to assist in problem-solving and build individual and organizational capacity to 1) improve practice, including related to the provision of direct services to victims; 2) engage in policy analysis and enhance systems or institutional level response; 3) raise public awareness and/or mobilize prevention activities; 4) support research, or 5) any other aspect of intervention or prevention efforts. (From the U.S.DHHS Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.)

On-Site technical assistance is available on a wide spectrum of issues, including but not limited to: 

  • Program development/staff development
  • Strategic planning
  • Shelter development and/or meeting safe housing needs, including transitional housing
  • Development of trauma-informed responses, policies, and procedures
  • Incorporating 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 restoring coordinated community responses
  • Creating strategies to address child welfare in the context of domestic violence
  • Promoting advocacy/awareness in working with health care systems
  • Safety and technology practices and 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
  • Pandemic or disaster relief

The purpose of our On-Site Technical Assistance is to strengthen, develop and/or expand the capacity of tribal and native advocacy programs and communities’ responses to intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and sex trafficking. 

Please apply below to be considered for this opportunity.

Apply Here

Important dates:

The deadline to apply is October 14, 2022. 
Notifications will be sent on or before November 4, 2022. 
To ensure On-sites are completed in a timely manner, On-site partners agree to identify and confirm participants, set dates, etc. by February 15, 2023. 
Dates for the On-site must be set between March 1 and August 31, 2023.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Brenda Hill, NIWRC's Director of Training and Technical Assistance, with any questions.