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Public Safety and Community Policing Tribal Resources Grant Program – Hiring and Equipment/Training: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #1


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (
Purpose Area 1 Fact Sheet


Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2024


Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)


Provides funding to law enforcement agencies to address the crucial needs of the tribes they serve by developing or enhancing community policing strategies. Focuses on building the capacity of tribal law enforcement agencies through prevention strategies and crime control including reducing illegal drug use such as opioids and methamphetamine. Also seeks to improve criminal investigations into areas such as human trafficking and missing or murdered indigenous persons (MMIP). Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Program funds may be used for:

  • Strategic planning for community policing
  • Hiring costs for newly hired or rehired employees, including entry-level salaries and fringe benefits for full-time sworn career law enforcement officers, tribal/village police officers, village public safety officers, and school resource officers
  • Salaries and fringe benefits for full-time methamphetamine and/or anti-opioid coordinators
  • Equipment expenses, including uniforms, safety vests, body cameras, standard issue law enforcement equipment, appropriate police vehicles as needed for anti-methamphetamine and/or anti-opioid activities, and technology such as computer hardware and software, mobile data terminals, radios, and communication systems
  • Training for law enforcement, including basic training and comprehensive or specialized police training, such as anti-methamphetamine, anti-opioid, and human trafficking training
  • Travel expenses for costs related to relevant purpose area activities and training
  • Overtime costs for sworn officers

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling:

  • For a sworn force of fewer than 10 officers: $600,000
  • For a sworn force of 10 to 19 officers: $700,000
  • For a sworn force of 20 or more officers: $900,000

Project period:

  • Awards for hiring: 5 years
  • Awards for equipment and training: 3 years

Estimated number of awards: 50
Estimated total program funding: $29,000,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

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

Additional consideration will be given to applications that propose strategies to address human trafficking and missing or murdered indigenous persons (MMIP). This includes funding for human trafficking and MMIP prevention and investigation such as training and officer salaries, especially officers needed as part of cold case MMIP task forces or teams.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Equipment • 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

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

Rural communities who received funding in fiscal year 2023 include:

  • Nulato Tribal Council in Alaska
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Michigan
  • Leech Lake Reservation Business Committee in Minnesota
  • Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Planning and Coalition Building • Crime Reduction • Infrastructure • Justice System • Methamphetamine • Opioids • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse