S. 1870 would establish a program within the Department of Justice to make grants to Indian tribes to provide services to crime victims, including medical care, counseling, and legal services. For each of the 10 fiscal years after enactment, the bill would set aside 5 percent of the amounts available in the Crime Victims Fund for those grants (spending from that fund is considered direct spending).
CBO projects that all balances and new deposits into the Crime Victims Fund will be spent under current law (mostly for existing grant programs); thus, enacting the bill would not significantly affect outlays from the fund in any year from 2018 through 2027.
Because enacting the bill would affect direct spending, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO estimates that any such effects would be insignificant in any year. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.
CBO estimates that enacting S. 1870 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
S. 1870 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.