The FY 2013 CTAS solicitation closed on March 19, 2013. Award announcements are expected no later than September 30, 2013.
On December 11, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the opening of its Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) period for funding to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments.
CTAS is administered by DOJ's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The funding can be used to conduct comprehensive planning, enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, support and enhance efforts to prevent and control delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system, prevent youth substance abuse, serve sexual assault and elder victims, and support other efforts to combat crimes. For more information on the CTAS, visit the CTAS Factsheet or the CTAS FAQs.
Applications for CTAS are submitted through DOJ's Grants Management System (GMS) which enables grantees to register and apply for CTAS online.
Each year, CTAS reflects improvements and refinements from earlier versions. Feedback is provided to the department through tribal consultations and listening sessions, from a specially developed assessment tool about the application experience and written comments from applicants and grantees.
Under the CTAS, a tribe or tribal consortium may submit a single application and select from 9 competitive grant programs referred to as purpose areas. This approach allows the Department's grant-making components to consider the totality of a tribal community's overall public safety needs.
For the FY 2013 CTAS, a tribe or tribal consortium will submit a single application and select from 9 competitive grant programs referred to as purpose areas. This approach allows the Department's grant-making components to consider the totality of a tribal community's overall public safety needs. The deadline for submitting applications in response to this grant announcement is 9:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
The 9 purpose areas are:
Tribes or tribal consortia may also be eligible for non-tribal- government-specific federal grant programs and are encouraged to explore other funding opportunities for which they may be eligible. Additional funding information may be found at www.grants.gov or the websites of individual agencies.
To improve the crime-fighting and criminal justice administration capabilities of tribal, state, and local governments, we must ensure that tribes and communities have access to additional resources. Provided are links to funding opportunities available from The Justice Department and from the federal government.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies.
COPS — the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services — is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community policing in America’s state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.