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Tribal Youth Program (TYP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #9


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (
Purpose Area 9 Fact Sheet


Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2024


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


Provides funding to improve tribal justice system efforts to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency and strengthen a fair and beneficial juvenile justice system response for American Indian and Alaska Native youth under the age of 21. Supports efforts to develop, expand, or strengthen the juvenile justice continuum that include a range activities related to prevention, intervention, and treatment, including development and implementation of tribal best practices and traditional healing methods to support tribal youth. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Program consists of three funding categories:

  • Category 1- Seeding Change Planning Grant: Planning grants to develop strategies to enhance tribal juvenile justice systems that include prevention, intervention, and treatment programs and services for youth.
  • Category 2 - Cultivating Change Implementation Grant: Implementation grants for tribes that have an existing plan to implement a new tribal youth program.
  • Category 3 - Harvesting Change Enhancement/Expansion Grant: Grants to enhance or expand a current Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)-funded tribal youth program.

Priority funding areas include:

  • Prevention
    • Prevention services to impact risk factors for delinquency and promote protective factors
    • Prevention, intervention, and treatment for children exposed to violence
  • Intervention
    • Interventions for court-involved tribal youth
    • Intervention and treatment services for children exposed to sex trafficking
  • Treatment
    • Treatment services for youth
    • Services for youth in detention or out-of-home placement
  • Effective use of data
    • To improve or establish data collection systems

Program funds may be used for:

  • Staffing expenses, including salaries and fringed benefits for program personnel
  • Equipment or supplies
  • Travel expenses related to training
  • Prevention and intervention programs, services, and strategies that support youth, families, and the tribal juvenile justice system
  • Other costs to support the development of the program and to support staff professional development and training

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling:

  • Category 1: $100,000 for a 2 year project period
  • Category 2 and 3: $500,000 for a 5 year project period

Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $8,475,000

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

Eligible Category 3 applicants must have either a current funded Purpose Area 9 project with an end date in 2024 or past funded Purpose Area 9 award with an end date in 2023.

Tribes with a current CTAS Purpose Area 9 award are not eligible to receive funding under Category 1 or 2.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

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 in fiscal year 2023 can be found on the program website.

Rural communities who received funding include:

  • Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island in Alaska
  • Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
  • Crow Tribe of Indians in Montana
  • Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington

Topics This Program Addresses

Adverse Childhood Experiences • American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Crime Reduction • Justice System • Mental Health • Prevention • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse • Youth