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Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #2


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Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020

Sponsoring Organizations

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA),

Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC),

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office),

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP),

Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)


Provides funding for strategic planning and development to improve tribal justice systems and public safety. Promotes community-oriented and victim-centered strategies for crime control and prevention. Supports efforts to reorient law enforcement organizations towards the community policing philosophy and the use of partnerships to proactively address conditions and issues that lead to crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Program funds may be used for:

  • Strategic planning to identify and address priority concerns involving law enforcement; courts; serious and violent crime; services for victims of child abuse, domestic and/or dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; opioid and other substance abuse; and more
  • Building capacity for data collection and analysis related to tribal crime and safety concerns
  • Personnel costs
  • Training and technical assistance for the strategic planning development efforts
  • Travel expenses for regional and national meetings or training for strategic planning
  • Other costs to support the development of the strategic plan, such as printing and distribution, community outreach, and data collection

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $150,000
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 4
Estimated total program funding: Up to $600,000

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

Capacity Building • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

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

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
Application guide
Narrative template
Fact sheet


For program questions or general assistance:
Response Center

Topics This Program Addresses

Adverse Childhood Experiences • American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Planning and Coalition Building • Crime Reduction • Health and Wellness • Justice System • Opioids • Substance Use Disorder • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse