DOJ Office of Justice Programs – FY 2016 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

Applications Due: February 23, 2016, 9 p.m. EST

Description:  

The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization issues and to apply for funding. The DOJ’s existing Tribal Government-specific programs are included in and available through this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. The funding can be used to enhance law enforcement, bolster adult and juvenile justice systems, prevent and control juvenile delinquency, serve native victims of crime including, child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse victims; and support other efforts to combat crime.

This coordinated grant has nine purpose areas: Public Safety and Community Policing, Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning, Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Corrections and Correctional Alternatives, Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program, Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities, Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program, Juvenile Justice, and Tribal Youth Program.

CTAS is administered by the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), including its Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); and the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

Funding Title:    Coordinated Tribal Justice Solicitation – FY 2016 Competitive Grants

Agency Name:  Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Funding Opportunity Number: DOJ-2016-4369

Funding Instrument Type:    Grant or Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid:    Yes

Under Goals & Objectives for Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program:

“To provide legal advice and representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, or stalking who need assistance with legal issues that are caused by the abuse that they have suffered. Examples include providing legal representation or advice in family law cases (e.g., divorce, custody, child support, visitation, spousal support), landlord-tenant matters, public benefits (e.g., pursuit or denial of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits), immigration matters, and other civil cases directly related to the abuse that the victim has suffered. The legal assistance should be provided at minimal or no cost to the victim.”

Target Population:  Tribal communities

Expected Number of Awards: 189 total. Please see pp.41-42 of the Full Announcement for breakdown in each award category.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

How to Apply:    All applications must be submitted through the DOJ’s online Grants Management System (GMS) at https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov/gmsexternal/.There are two steps: (1) registering in GMS and (2) applying and submitting an application in GMS.

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 23, 2016, 9 p.m. EST

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $96,775,000

Award Ceiling: $4 million

Award Floor:  $0

Eligible Applicants:   Only federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, may apply. This includes Alaska Native villages and tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes. Tribal designees are eligible participants only for certain activities related to the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) programs.

Priority Consideration:  

DOJ Tribal Government-specific competitive grant programs outlined in this solicitation are referred to as Purpose Areas. Applicants may apply for funding under the purpose area(s) that best addresses tribes’ concerns related to public safety, criminal and juvenile justice, and the needs of victims or survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence. Below is a snapshot of the purpose areas.

  1. Public safety and community policing (COPS Office)
  2. Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning (BJA)
  3. Justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse (BJA)
  4. Corrections and correctional alternatives (BJA)
  5. Violence Against Women Tribal Governments program (OVW)
  6. Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (OVC)
  7. Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance program (OVC)
  8. Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts (OJJDP)
  9. Tribal Youth Program (OJJDP)

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:   Please see Full Announcement

Link to Full Information: Here 

Contact Information:

Technical assistance for submitting an application

Contact the GMS Support Hotline at 888-549-9901, option 3, or via e-mail at GMSHelpDesk@usdoj.gov. The GMS Support Hotline hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight ET, except U.S. Federal Government holidays.

Solicitation requirements programmatic and general assistance

Contact the Response Center at 800-421-6770 or via e-mail at tribalgrants@usdoj.gov. The Response Center’s hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, except U.S. Federal Government holidays. Information regarding upcoming webinars and trainings is available at http://www.justice.gov/tribal/training-and-technical-assistance.

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Categories: DOJ, Employment, Express Language for Legal Aid, Family, Housing, Juvenile, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Sexual Assault, Tribal, Violence Against Women

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