DOJ Announces Funding Opportunities to Support Public Safety in Tribal Communities | Criminal justice
The United States Department of Justice today announced the opening of the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Period for fiscal 2022. Also known as CTAS, funding under this initiative is available to assist Native American and Native Alaskan communities in the areas of crime prevention, victim services and coordinated community responses to violence against Native women.
The solicitation, to https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations, contains details of available grants and describes how tribal governments and federally recognized tribal consortia of American Indian and Alaska Native people can apply for funding. The CTAS is administered by the Ministry’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Office of Community Policing Services (COPS).
Funding from the OJP Justice Assistance Office, Juvenile Justice and Crime Prevention Office and Crime Victims Office, and the Ministry’s COPS Office, can be used for a variety of projects and services related to public security and justice. The funds can be used to support tribal law enforcement; strengthen adult and juvenile justice systems; support young people; serving Indigenous victims of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse; and support other anti-crime efforts.
“Supporting public safety efforts in the Indian country is a solemn responsibility and a top priority of the Department of Justice, and it is a duty we strive to fulfill,” said Amy L. Solomon, Senior Deputy Attorney General deputy of the OJP. âWe heard from tribal leaders about their greatest challenges and responded by improving access to federal resources and ensuring our investments meet the needs of their communities and the people they serve. “
âThe PSC office is delighted to once again join this extremely important initiative to help our colleagues in the Indian country,â said Acting Director Robert Chapman of the PSC office. âAny opportunity that we have to provide agents, equipment, training and other tools to these communities is an opportunity that we are delighted to offer and we look forward to eligible applicants taking advantage of this funding. . “
Last year, the Justice Department awarded 137 awards, totaling nearly $ 74 million, to 85 tribes. The ministry incorporated feedback from tribal meetings, listening sessions, consultations, evaluations and other methods into this year’s solicitation and, as a result, streamlined the solicitation as well as the nomination process to reduce the burden on applicants.
For more information on how to apply, including details on the seven fields of interest of the TSG and an overview of changes from last year’s solicitation, please see the backgrounder for fiscal year 2022: https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations. the Grants.gov the application deadline for CTAS is 8:59 p.m. EST on March 10, 2022, and the JustGrants deadline is 8:59 p.m. EST on March 15, 2022.
Fact sheets detailing each of the individual areas of interest can be viewed online at: https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations. The department will also host a series of webinars to guide applicants through the application process. Details, including how to register for these webinars, will be available online in the coming weeks at https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations.
Tribes and tribal consortia may also be eligible for specific non-tribal federal grant programs and are encouraged to explore other funding opportunities, which can be found on the department’s Tribal Justice and Safety website: https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations or the www.grants.gov website.
Today’s announcement is part of the Justice Department’s ongoing initiative to increase public safety engagement, coordination and action in tribal communities.
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to enhance the country’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in administration justice, assist victims and strengthen the rule of law. You can find more information about the OJP and its components at www.ojp.gov.
The COPS Office is the federal component of the Department of Justice responsible for advancing community policing services nationwide. The only Department of Justice body with police services in its name, the COPS Office was established in 1994 and has been the cornerstone of the national crime strategy with grants, a variety of resource products. knowledge, training and technical assistance. Over the years, the COPS Office has become the go-to organization for law enforcement agencies across the country and continues to listen to the field and provide the resources needed to reduce crime and build trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities served. The COPS office has invested more than $ 14 billion to advance community policing, including grants to more than 13,000 state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund the hiring and redeployment of more than 135,000 agents.