Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) Funding

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit of the United States of America .
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EMRUFOIA102417-1

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Amount per fiscal year allocated to the Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program, for the years 2010 through 2017

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA102417-1.

From: Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit

October 30, 2017

Vanessa Nason
MuckRock New
Dept. MR 44988
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville MA 02144-2516

Dear Requester Nason,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request dated October 24, 2017 and received in the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of the United States Department of Justice on October 26, 2017 as a referral from the Mail Referral Unit of the Justice Management Division in which you requested records concerning the "amount per fiscal year allocated to the Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program, for the years 2010 through 2017."

For your information, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited. Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track. Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 20 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer. At this time, your request has been assigned to the simple track. You may wish to narrow the scope of your request to limit the number of potentially responsive records or agree to an alternative time frame for processing, should records be located; or you may wish to await the completion of our records search to discuss either of these options. We have not yet made a decision on your request for a fee waiver. We will do so after we determine whether the processing of your request will result in any assessable fees. As a "representative of the news media," you will not be charged search fees.
This Office has adopted a first in/first out practice of processing all incoming requests. Your request has been placed in chronological order based on the date of receipt and will be handled as quickly as possible when it is assigned for processing. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, you may contact me by telephone at 202-514-5430 or you may write to me at Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov<mailto:Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov> or United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, 145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W.121,Washington, D.C. 20530.
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at 202-514-5430 listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.
Sincerely,
Catherine M. Poston
Attorney Advisor

From: Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit

Dear Requester Nason,

This responds to your Freedom of Information Act request dated October 24, 2017 and received in the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of the United States Department of Justice on October 26, 2017 as a referral from the Mail Referral Unit of the Justice Management Division in which you requested records concerning the "amount per fiscal year allocated to the Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program, for the years 2010 through 2017." Please be advised that this information is publically available for each fiscal year on the OVW website- here is the link for information about FY 2010 https://www.justice.gov/ovw/awards/fy-2010-ovw-grant-awards-program.

You may contact me at 202-514-5430 listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."
Sincerely,

Catherine M. Poston
Attorney Advisor

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