CSAC Bulletin Article

Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities to Support Public Safety in Tribal Communities

December 14, 2023

The Justice Department recently announced the opening of the 2024 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) period for comprehensive funding to American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes. CTAS funding supports crime prevention activities, victim services, and corresponding community responses to violence in Indian Country.

Administered by the department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), the solicitation includes guidance on how federally recognized Tribal governments and Tribal consortia can apply for funding to aid in the development of a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization.

The funding from OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Office for Victims of Crime, along with funding from the COPS Office, can be used for a range of public safety and justice-related projects and services. These include improving law enforcement, evolving fair and effective adult and juvenile justice systems and reducing juvenile delinquency, and improving youth results. Additionally, the grants serve American Indian and Alaska Native victims of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse.

The grants.gov application deadline for CTAS is March 5, 2024, at 8:59 p.m. ET, and the JustGrants deadline is March 12, 2024, at 8:59 p.m. ET. Lastly, the department will also facilitate a series of webinars to guide applicants through the application process. Details, including how to register for these webinars, will be made available online in the coming weeks here.

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