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Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #8


Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (
Purpose Area Fact Sheet


Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021

Sponsoring Organization

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


Provides funding to develop new or expand existing juvenile healing to wellness courts to enhance the capacity of tribal courts to respond to the alcohol and substance use related issues of youth under the age of 21. Requires applicants to include a strategy to create a comprehensive diversion and alternatives to incarceration program for those impacted by the opioid epidemic. 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
  • 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 tribal juvenile 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.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $400,000
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized Indian tribes, including any Alaska Native village, or a regional or village corporation
  • Consortia consisting of two 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.

In fiscal year (FY) 2021, there is a new two-step application submission process. To be considered timely, the applicant must have received a validation message from the submission and the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the respective deadlines.

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the March 16, 2021 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the April 20, 2021 deadline.

The Online Guide: Preparing for the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation is a tool to help prepare, write, and submit applications for CTAS and other grant opportunities.

CTAS Pre-application webinar schedule
Applicant frequently asked questions
Purpose area specific information
Narrative template
Application fact sheet

Recorded applicant webinars are available online.


For questions on submitting in

For questions on submitting in JustGrants:

For program questions or general assistance:
Response Center

Rural Awards

Past awards communities have received are described on the program website.

One rural community who received funding is Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico.

Topics This Program Addresses

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