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Youth Healing to Wellness Courts: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #8


Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (
Purpose Area 8 Fact Sheet


Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2024


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


Provides funding to develop new or expand existing youth healing to wellness courts (YHWC) to enhance the capacity of tribal courts to respond to the alcohol and substance use related issues of youth. Supports planning activities, court operations, workforce development, training, data collection, and the implementation of new programs and services to help youth with substance use disorders (SUD) to access treatment, sustain recovery, and avoid re-offending. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Program funds may be used for:

  • Salary and fringe benefits to support program implementation and supervise personnel
  • Workforce development activities to increase the number of substance use and mental health providers
  • Purchasing equipment and supplies, such as computer hardware and software, cell phones, pagers, printers, copiers, postage, and more
  • Off-site staff training to enhance and develop skills necessary for successfully operating a youth healing to wellness court
  • Training and program activity related travel expenses
  • Administrative, management, and other activities to support court operations as well as treatment and services for youth

Funds may not be used to serve violent offenders. Additional information about program goals and objectives can be found in the program guidance.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $400,000
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 8
Estimated total program funding: $3,200,000

Matching funds are not required for CTAS Purpose Area 8 applicants.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized Indian tribes, including any Alaska Native village, or a regional or village corporation
  • Consortia consisting of 2 or more federally recognized Indian tribes

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Equipment • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application requirements, instructions, and other relevant information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applications must be submitted electronically through a 2-step process:

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the March 5, 2024 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the March 12, 2024 deadline.

CTAS Pre-application webinar schedule
Applicant frequently asked questions
Narrative template


For questions on submitting in

For questions on submitting in JustGrants:

For program questions or general assistance:
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Response Center

Rural Awards

Examples of past awards communities have received in fiscal year 2023 are described on the program website.

Rural communities who have received Purpose Area #8 funding include:

  • United Keetoowah Cherokee Council in Oklahoma
  • Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota
  • Indian Township Tribal Government in Maine
  • Orutsararmiut Traditional Native Council in Alaska
  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in New York

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Supervision • Health and Wellness • Justice System • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Youth