DOJ – Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (2020)

Applications are due February 25, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

CTAS 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. Tribes are using these funds to enhance law enforcement, combat domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sex trafficking, bolster justice systems, prevent and control juvenile delinquency, strengthen the juvenile justice system, serve sexual assault and elder victims, and support other efforts to address crime.

Legal aid organizations are able to subgrant from eligible applicants, but they are not eligible to be the lead applicant on proposals.

Helpful resources

  • The Justice in Government Project at American University has curated research briefs on how civil legal aid helps Native Americans. You can access the brief here.
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Grant information

Funding Title: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation

Agency Name: Department of Justice

Funding Opportunity Number: DOJ-2020-6396

Funding Instrument Type: Grant and cooperative agreements

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes, but legal aid is not eligible to be the lead applicant – this solicitation is for tribes and tribal consortia. Legal aid is eligible to subgrant.

Providing legal assistance is a statutory project area (See 34 U.S.C. § 10452). The solicitation states: “To provide legal assistance necessary to provide effective aid to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence, at minimal or no cost to the victims.” (p. 22).

Expected Number of Awards: 150

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $96,750,000

Award ceiling: $4,000,000

Award floor: $0

Current Closing Date for Applications: February 25, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: Federally recognized Indian tribes and consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes.

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link and link to The 2020 fact sheet is coming soon, but you can access last year’s here. You can access more information about the initiative here.  

Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the GMS Service Desk at 888-549-9901, option 3, or via email at The GMS Service Desk is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including U.S. Federal Government holidays.

Categories: Department of Justice, Express Language for Legal Aid, Family, Native American, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Native Americans, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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