The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
For information on tribal justice strategies and best practices, visit the National Tribal Justice Resource Center's web site at http://www.tribalresourcecenter.org.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP) provides funding and technical assistance to federally recognized tribal governments to plan, develop, implement, or enhance tribal justice strategies involving alcohol and crime, as well as substance abuse, as strategies have indicated a correlation between alcohol and substance abuse.
No match is required for personnel.
However, if a position under IASAP is supported with BJA funds, total costs associated with salary and fringe benefits may not exceed 50 percent of the grant.
Funds awarded through this program to the following tribes may not be used for courts or law enforcement officers for a tribe or village, pursuant to Public Law 108-199 S.
112(a)(1): (1) tribes in which fewer than 25 Native members live in the village year round; and (2) tribes that are located within the boundaries of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the Matanuska Susitna Borough, the Municipality of Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the City and Borough of Juneau, the Sitka Borough, or the Ketchikan Borough.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
Section 524 note, applicants are limited to federally recognized tribal governments, including eligible Alaska Native villages and corporations, and authorized intertribal consortia see 25 U.S.C.
Intertribal consortia must have and retain written authorization from each member tribe prior to this solicitation's submission deadline and certify the same in the application.
Tribes that received funding from the FY 2006 or FY 2007 program ARE NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for a FY 2008 supplemental award.
Federally recognized Tribal governments.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
The standard application forms as furnished by the federal agency and required by the Common Rule, must be used for this program. Awards through this program will be competitive, based upon the extent and the urgency of the need of each applicant.
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, letters and an award package are sent to the grantee. One copy of the grant award must be signed by duly authorized representative and returned to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).
See the program solicitation or contact the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, for application deadline. Telephone: 1-866-859-2687 or by e-mail at: AskBJA@usdoj.gov.
Department of Justice Appropriations Act of 2001, as enacted by Section 1(a) of the District of Columbia Appropriations Act of 2001, Public Law 106-533, and as amended by Section 1(a)(4) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2001, Public Law 106-553.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Applications will generally be approved or denied within 90 days of the receipt of a completed application.
See 28 CFR Part 28 for standards.
Any further grant awards are dependent on further funding and grant performance.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Generally 18 months, however, they could vary depending on program goals and objectives.
Post Assistance Requirements
Unless otherwise specified in the award's special conditions, financial reports are due quarterly and progress reports are due semi-annually.
In some cases, evaluation reports may be required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in federal awards are exempt from federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Performance Measures: To assist in fulfilling the Department's responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, applicants who receive funding under this solicitation must provide data that measures the results of their work.
Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all programs transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
FY 07 $4,936,140; FY 08 $5,180,000; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The program announcement will contain information regarding the range and average level of financial assistance. Additional information will be posted on the BJA website (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA) at a later date.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide and Handbook 4500.2C, Policies and Procedures for the Administration of OJP Grants, are applicable.
Regional or Local Office
Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531. Contact: Robert Brown, Senior Policy Advisor, Telephone: (202) 616-3297 or (1-866) 859-2687 or E-mail: AskBJA@usdoj.gov.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Contact BJA for more information.