U.S. Department of Justice: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation
The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) provides federally-recognized tribes and tribal consortia the opportunity to addresses concerns related to public safety, criminal and juvenile justice, and the needs of victims or survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and other crimes. CTAS is not a program but an overarching structure under which tribes can apply to ten separate grant programs, from five program offices, through a single application.
The Tribal Government–specific competitive grant programs outlined in the solicitation are referred to as purpose areas. Applicants may apply for funding under the purpose area(s):
- Public safety and community policing (Community Oriented Policing Services [COPS] Office)
- Comprehensive tribal justice systems strategic planning (Bureau of Justice Assistance [BJA], COPS Office, Office on Violence Against Women [OVW], Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention [OJJDP], Office for Victims of Crime [OVC])
- Tribal Justice Systems (BJA)
- Tribal Justice System Infrastructure program (BJA)
- Tribal Governments Program (OVW)
- Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (OVC)
- Tribal Victim Services Program (OVC)
- Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (OJJDP)
- Tribal Youth Program (OJJDP)
- Addressing Violent Crime in Tribal Communities (BJA)
Amount: A total of $193,650,000 is available to make up to 371 grants that range up to $4,000,000.
Eligibility: Federally recognized Indian tribes are eligible to apply. This includes Alaska Native villages and tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes. Additionally, there are the following eligibility exceptions:
- Purpose Area #1 (COPS Office – Public Safety and Community Policing): Applicants must have an established law enforcement agency that is operational as of February 26, 2019 or receive services through a new or existing contract for law enforcement services with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) or a state or local agency.
- Purpose Area #5 (OVW – Tribal Governments Program): A federally recognized tribe or an organization that is acting as the authorized designee of a federally recognized Indian tribe may apply. In addition, applicants that received three-year awards under the OVW Tribal Governments Program funding in FY 2017 or two-or three-year awards in FY 2018 are not eligible to apply for new funding or continuation funding with regard to the FY 2017 or FY 2018 awards.
- Purpose Area #6 (OVC – Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities program): A federally recognized tribe, tribal consortium, or an organization that is acting as the authorized designee of a federally recognized Indian tribe may apply. In addition, CTAS FY 2017 and FY 2018 CJA Program awardees are not eligible to apply.
- Purpose Area #7 (OVC – Tribal Victim Services Program): A federally recognized tribe, tribal consortium, or an organization that is acting as the authorized designee of a federally recognized Indian tribe may apply. There are no limits on which federally recognized tribes (or consortia or authorized designees) can apply; however, recent grants received by the applicant may be a factor in FY 2019 funding decisions.
- Purpose Area #8 (OJJDP – Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts): Federally recognized tribes that are seeking to develop new Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts are eligible to apply. Current OJJDP-funded Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Court grantees are ineligible.
Purpose Area #9 (OJJDP – Tribal Youth Program): Any active Tribal Youth Program awardees with a period of performance end date on or after June 30, 2020 at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
- Purpose Area #10 (BJA – Addressing Violent Crime in Tribal Communities): Applications must include a signed letter of support from or memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in their district showing that the project will be coordinated with that office. Applications must document that they are addressing precipitous increases in violent or other serious crime.
Note: See the solicitation for additional details regarding program area and eligibility, as needed.
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