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Tribal Governments Program (TGP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #5


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Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020

Sponsoring Organization

Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)


Provides funding to improve the capacity of tribal justice systems, including law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and multi-disciplinary teams, to respond to violence and crimes against Native American women such as domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking. Supports the development of education, prevention, and intervention strategies to reduce crime and promote victim safety. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Program funds may be used for:

  • Strategic planning to create and improve governmental plans to promote the safety of Indian women
  • Salary and fringe benefits or contract costs for workers, including victim advocates, criminal justice system or court staff, civil legal assistance attorneys, and other related personnel
  • Delivering services and resources to victims of domestic and/or dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, or stalking
  • Providing services for youth and children, including crime prevention strategies, peer-to-peer and parent/guardian education, counseling, mental health services, transportation, and more
  • Criminal justice interventions
  • Training costs, including related travel expenses
  • Prevention strategies for domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking
  • Purchasing equipment and supplies, such as computers, furniture, cleaning supplies, transitional housing units, vehicles, rape kits, and more
  • Talking circles, victim healing ceremonies, sweat lodges, and other cultural and traditional practices
  • Enhancing access to programming for ethnic and racial minorities, people with disabilities, and other marginalized or underserved groups

Priority funding areas include:

  • Investments in law enforcement and increasing prosecution to reduce violent crime against women and promoting victim safety
  • Programs and services to empower victims to become survivors
  • Proposals to hire and train a .5 full time equivalent or more law enforcement position, including village public safety officers
  • Proposals to establish a domestic violence court or docket, or a specialized prosecution or probation unit with trained personnel
  • Strengthening programs, services, and other efforts to combat stalking

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $900,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 55
Estimated total program funding: $34,000,000

Following the 36-month award period, award recipients may be eligible for 24 months of additional noncompetitive funding of up to $600,000.

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
  • Organizations acting as authorized designees of federally recognized Indian tribes

Additional eligibility requirements can be found in the program guidance.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Equipment • 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

Rural Awards

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

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Native Village of Port Heiden in Alaska
  • Quartz Valley Indian Reservation in California
  • Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho
  • Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
  • Indian Township Tribal Government in Maine
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Michigan
  • White Earth Reservation Tribal Council in Minnesota
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota

Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Planning and Coalition Building • Crime Reduction • Housing and Homelessness • Justice System • Mental Health • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse • Women