U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation – FY2019

POST DATE: November 28, 2018

APPLICATION DUE DATE: February 26, 2019, 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time

Description:

This solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. DOJ’s existing Tribal Government–specific programs are included in and available through this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding to improve public safety and victim services in tribal communities. This solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. DOJ’s existing Tribal Government–specific programs are included in and available through this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation.

The goal of the SOP is to increase young people’s personal safety, social and emotional well-being, self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with families, communities, schools, and other positive social networks. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and to provide them access to shelter and services which include: outreach, gateway services, screening and assessment, harm reduction, access to emergency shelter, crisis stabilization, drop-in centers, which can be optional, and linkages/referrals to services. The award process for FY2019 SOP allows for annual awards over a three-year project period, as funds are available.

Funding Title: U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation

Agency Name: Department of Justice

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement, Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Legal assistance mentioned several times throughout the solicitation. Supportive services mentioned in relation to re-entry applications (p15), and in relation to the development of Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Court policies and procedures (p38).

Target Population: Tribal communities.

Expected Number of Awards: 371

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

How to Apply:   Please see full solicitation and refer to additional and sample materials here: https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations.

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 26, 2019, 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $193,650,000

Award Ceiling: $400,000

Award Floor:   $0

Eligible Applicants: 

Only federally recognized Indian tribes, 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 only for certain activities related to the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) programs. (See pages i through iii for a list of additional eligibility criteria and exceptions by purpose area.)

DOJ may elect to fund applications submitted under this fiscal year (FY) 2019 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

Additional Information on Eligibility: Each purpose area may have different eligibility requirements. For more information, please review the eligibility criteria under each purpose area section in the full solicitation.

Link to Full Announcement:

https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/1114606/download

Contact Information:    

Applicants may obtain additional information regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this funding opportunity announcement by contacting:

Technical assistance for submitting an application
For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the GMS Support Hotline at 888-549-9901, option 3, or via email at GMSHelpDesk@usdoj.gov. The GMS Support Hotline hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight ET, except during U.S. Federal Government holidays (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/).

An applicant that experiences unforeseen GMS technical issues beyond its control that prevent it from submitting its application by the deadline must email GMS and the Response Center in order to request approval to submit its application after the deadline. For additional information on the required process for such requests, see “Experiencing Unforeseen GMS Technical Issues” under How to Apply (p57-58 of the full solicitation).

Solicitation requirements programmatic and general assistance
For programmatic and general assistance with the solicitation requirements, contact the Response Center at 800-421-6770 or via email at tribalgrants@usdoj.gov. The Response Center’s hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, except during U.S. Federal Government holidays (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/).
Information regarding upcoming webinars and trainings is available at www.justice.gov/tribal/trainingand-technical-assistance.

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Categories: Children, Community Development, DOJ, Domestic Violence, Education Organizations, Family, Federal Government, Government Organizations, Health Care, HHS, Homeless, Juvenile, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Protection and Advocacy, Sexual Assault, Subgrant Possibilities, Substance Use Disorder, Tribal, Victims of Crime, Violence Against Women

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