Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
This Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation furthers the Department’s mission by providing 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 to reduce and prevent crime and victimization. DOJ’s existing Tribal government-specific programs are included in, and available through, this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. DOJ’s Tribal government-specific competitive grant programs are referred to as “Purpose Areas.” Applicants may apply for funding under the Purpose Area(s) that best address Tribes’ concerns related to public safety, criminal and juvenile justice, and the needs of victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence.
The FY13 purpose areas are:
- Public Safety and Community Policing (COPS)
- Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning (BJA)
- Justice Systems, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse (BJA)
- Corrections and Correctional Alternatives (BJA)
- Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program (OVW)
- Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities(OVC)
- Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program (OVC)
- Juvenile Justice (OJJDP)
- Tribal Youth Program(OJJDP)
Each purpose area has specific goals and objectives. Potential applicants should carefully review each purpose area and it's goals and objectives prior to applying. More information about the specific goals and objectives of each purpose area is available in this program's official guidance, located at: http://www.justice.gov/tribal/ctas2013/solicitation-document.pdf.
History of Funding
In FY2012, 249 Tribes (individually or as part of a consortium) submitted applications, resulting in the DOJ funding more than 200 grant awards.The awards covered 10 Purpose Areas, totaling
over $101 million. In all 3 years of CTAS, funding was awarded to enhance law enforcement; bolster criminal and juvenile justice systems; prevent youth substance abuse; serve domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder victims; and support other efforts to prevent and control crime.
The FY12 CTAS combined award list is available at: http://www.justice.gov/tribal/docs/ctas-award-list-2012.pdf.
Generally funding may not be used to purchase food and/or beverages for any meeting, conference, training, or other event under any CTAS Purpose Area. Exceptions may be available in very rare and unique circumstances, with the approval of the awarding office. All award recipients that propose to hold or sponsor conferences (including meetings, trainings, and other similar events) will be required to minimize costs, and may be required to receive prior written approval of conference costs. Prior review and approval of conference costs can take time, and applicants should take this into account when submitting proposals. Applicants also should understand that conference cost limits may change and that they should check the guidance for updates before incurring such costs.
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 for certain activities related to DOJ Office on Violence Against Women and Office for Victims of Crime Programs. To access a current list of federally-recognized Tribes, see 77 Federal Register 47868 (Friday, August 10, 2012) at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-08-10/pdf/2012-19588.pdf.
Applicants must register with GMS prior to submitting an application. An applicant will not be able to submit an application without registering in GMS before the application deadline of 9:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Applicants should begin the registration process immediately to meet the GMS registration deadline, especially if this is the first time using the system. It is strongly recommended that applicants register early, but no later than Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in order to resolve difficulties well in advance of the application deadline.
All project start dates should be on or after September 1,2013. DOJ has the discretion to make grants for greater or lesser amounts than requested and to negotiate the scope of work and budget with applicants prior to the awarding of a grant.
- Public Safety and Community Policing (COPS) - A total of $27 million is available through this purpose area. 50 awards are anticipated.
- Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning (BJA) - A total of $1.5 million is available through this purpose area. 20 awards for $75,000/award is anticipated.
- Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse - $16.8 million is available through this purpose area. Approximately 25-30 awards are anticipated, ranging from $250,000 - $750,000.
- Corrections and Correctional Alternatives - $7.5 million is available. For planning grants, 2-4 awards are anticipated at $150,000 per award. For renovation/construction grants, 2-4 awards are anticipated at $1 million per award. For renovations/construction at a regional facility, 1-2 awards are anticipated. These awards will range from $2-$4 million.
- Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program - Approximately $32 million is available for this purpose area. Sixty awards are anticipated.
- Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities - Approximately $2.7 million is available. Six awards at approximately $450,000 per award are anticipated.
- Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program - $3.6 million is available under this purpose area. Eight awards at approximately $450,000 are anticipated.
- Juvenile Justice - Under $1 million is expected to be available under this purpose area. 2-3 awards will be given. Awards are expected to range from $250,000 - $300,000.
- Tribal Youth Program - Approximately $8 million is available through this purpose area. 12-15 awards are expected to be awarded. Awards will range from $300,000 - $500,000.
Generally, DOJ funds must be used to supplement existing funds for program activities and may not replace (supplant) non-federal funds that have been appropriated for the same purpose. Grant funds must be used to increase the amount of state, local, Tribal, or Bureau of Indian Affairs funds that otherwise would be budgeted for these purposes in the absence of DOJ grant funding.
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