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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 4 Fact Sheet


Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2024


Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)


Provides funding to strengthen the capacity of the tribal justice system through renovations, expansions, replacing current tribal justice-related facilities or building new prefabricated, permanent modular, stick-built, or pre-engineered steel building tribal justice-related facilities. Seeks to improve the physical infrastructure and tribal justice system facilities to increase their functional capacity to reduce recidivism, provide staff training and support other activities impacting staff health, wellness, and fitness. 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 housing/living facilities
  • Correctional alternative or treatment facilities
  • Domestic violence shelters, safe homes, transitional living facilities, and advocacy programs
  • Renovate, expand, or replace existing single jurisdiction or regional tribal justice-related facilities
  • Build new single jurisdiction, regional permanent facilities where there are no existing permanent structures available or sufficient to address staff/resident/detainee/inmate safety and security issues
  • Add capacity, equipment, or infrastructure for recidivism reduction programming, to enhance facility service/function; and to support staff training, fitness, and wellness
  • Complement efforts to implement the enhanced authorities and provisions under the Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
  • 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, expansion, or construction project

Amount of Funding

Single jurisdiction facility construction projects:

  • Estimated award amount: Up to $1,600,000

Regional facility construction projects:

  • Estimated award amount: Up to $5,600,000, based on tribal population

Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 6-8
Estimated total program funding: $9,000,000

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

Funds must be used to support projects located on tribal lands only. Projects for state, county, city, or township facilities are not allowed.

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.

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:

  • Sac Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska
  • White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
  • Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation in Washington
  • Red Cliff 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