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


Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (
Purpose Area Fact Sheet


Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021

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)


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.

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 the Pueblo of Zuni in New Mexico.

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