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Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (TJSIP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #4


Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (
Purpose Area Fact Sheet


Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021

Sponsoring Organization

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)


Provides funding to strengthen the capacity of the tribal justice system through renovations and expansions to improve the physical infrastructure and tribal justice system facilities. Seeks to reduce recidivism; support staff training, health, and well-being; and increase the functional capacity of facilities. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Program funds may be used to support the following facility types and expenses:

  • Police departments
  • Courts
  • Detention centers
  • Multipurpose justice centers, such as police departments, courts, or corrections
  • Transitional living facilities
  • Correctional alternative or treatment facilities
  • Domestic violence shelters, safe homes, and advocacy programs
  • Renovate or expand existing single jurisdiction or regional tribal justice-related facilities
  • Build single jurisdiction or regional prefabricated or permanent modular facilities where there are no existing permanent structures available
  • Infrastructure costs such as roads, sewer and water hook-ups, land preparation, and other costs normally associated with construction site work
  • Other items or construction materials associated with managing the construction and renovation process
  • Furniture, surveillance cameras, or other items necessary for the facility
  • Staff housing
  • Other costs associated with the completion of a renovation

Amount of Funding

Single jurisdiction facility construction projects:

  • Estimated award amount: Up to $1,200,000
  • Estimated number of awards: 2 to 4

Regional facility construction projects:

  • Estimated award amount: Up to $4,800,000
  • Estimated number of awards: 1 to 2
Project period: 5 years

Estimated total program funding: $8,000,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

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

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Buildings and Facilities

Application Process

Application requirements, instructions, and other relevant information can be found in the funding announcement. Applicants seeking to use grant funds for renovation, expansion, replacement, or completion of construction should describe any additional resources that may be leveraged to complete the project.

In 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.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Tunica-Biloxi Tribe in Louisiana
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Montana
  • Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Crime Reduction • Health and Wellness • Infrastructure • Justice System