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Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (CJA) Program: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #6


Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (
Purpose Area 6 Fact Sheet


Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2024


Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)


Provides funding, training, and technical assistance to tribal communities to support the development and operation of programs to improve criminal investigation, prosecution, and handling of cases of criminal child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse cases, in a manner which lessens trauma for child victims. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Funds may be used for activities and services related to criminal child abuse and neglect cases, such as:

  • Staffing expenses, such as salary and fringe benefits for individuals assisting with investigation, prosecution, or victim services
  • Services for victims, including trauma-informed counseling; group or family therapy; case management; assistance with emergency food, clothing, and transportation expenses; emergency shelter services, and more
  • Coordination, outreach, and other efforts to promote awareness and understanding of child abuse and neglect as well as availability of grant-supported services
  • Developing written policies, procedures, and protocols that promote trauma-informed approaches to providing services to victims of child abuse and neglect and their family members
  • Smudging, sweat lodges, traditional healing ceremonies, and other cultural and traditional practices for victims and family members
  • Extending victim programming to establish a more comprehensive set of services for children and families and conducting community education/outreach on how to access services
  • Travel expenses related to relevant meetings or training events
  • Training costs related to developing and executing local training events on the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases of child abuse and neglect
  • Purchasing new or improving existing equipment, technology, and supplies needed to conduct project activities
  • Contracts and consultants to carry out approved program activities, as well as goods and services essential to the project, such as telemedicine or telemental health access
  • Other necessary program expenses, such as short-term emergency assistance, facility and equipment, maintenance fees, and conference registration fees

Projects should utilize trauma-informed, multidisciplinary approaches and improve coordination among tribal, state, and federal agencies. Additional information about program activities, objectives, and deliverables can be found in the program guidance.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $450,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 6
Estimated total program funding: $3,000,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized Indian tribes, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation
  • Organizations acting as authorized designees of federally recognized Indian tribes

Award recipients of CTAS Purpose Area 6 in fiscal year (FY) 2022 and 2023 are not eligible to apply in FY 2024.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Equipment • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

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 FY 2023 include:

  • Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana
  • Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Topics This Program Addresses

Adverse Childhood Experiences • American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Justice System • Mental Health • Parents, Families, and Children • Social Services • Teleservices and Technology • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse • Youth