In FY 2012, for a third year, DOJ undertook a comprehensive and coordinated approach for tribal governments to apply for funding to reduce and prevent crime and victimization.
Through this process, the Departments existing tribal government-specific programs are included in and available through
a single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).
Through CTAS, only one application is accepted from each federally recognized tribe.
Each tribe can apply for funding under up to 10 purpose areas, which includes funding from DOJs Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Office on Violence Against Women, and Office of Justice Programs (including BJA, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention).
Through one application, tribes have the flexibility to apply for funding in as many purpose areas as desired based on expressed needs.
BJA is seeking a training and technical assistance (TTA) provider for grantees funded under one CTAS purpose area.
The Tribal Court Assistance Program (TCAP) and the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP) Training and Technical Assistance provides support to federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments that have received grants through the CTAS Purpose Area (PA) 3:
Tribal Justice Systems, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
In FY 2012, the allowable activities funded through TCAP and IASAP, were expanded to encompass the full spectrum of programs and activities included in tribal justice systems.
TCAP and IASAP provide support to tribal governments to plan, implement, or enhance tribal justice systems and to address crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse.
Under PA 3, tribes could apply for funding to develop, enhance, and continue tribal justice systems including:
alcohol and substance abuse prevention, law enforcement, pretrial services, risk and needs assessment development and implementation, diversion programming, tribal court services, healing to wellness courts, intervention and/or treatment, detention programming, community corrections, reentry planning and programming, justice system infrastructure enhancement, justice system information sharing, and other justice system needs.
Tribes could also seek funding to support exercising enhanced authorities and provisions under the Tribal Law and Order Act.