Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $235,032)
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (42 U.S.C. § 16909, et seq.; Pub. L. 113-235, 128 Stat. 2130, 2193) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to administer sex offender management grants. These grants assist states, the District of Columbia, U.S. principal territories and tribal jurisdictions in developing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support substantial implementation of Title I of the AWA, known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration of those offenders.
The Spirit Lake Tribe is seeking FY2017 AWA funds to support and sustain the SORNA program within the tribe's jurisdiction, and to enhance intra-tribal and inter-jurisdictional information sharing. The requested funds will continue to support a full-time SORNA program director, travel to SORNA-related training, general equipment upgrades and supplies. ca/ncf