Indian Country Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Agency - Department of Justice

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.

Program Accomplishments

For information on tribal justice strategies and best practices, visit the National Tribal Justice Resource Center's web site at

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.