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


Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (
Purpose Area Fact Sheet


Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021

Sponsoring Organization

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


Provides funding to improve tribal prevention and reduction efforts for juvenile delinquency, including trauma-informed practices to address child abuse and neglect, substance abuse treatment and prevention programs, mental health services, and more. Supports fair juvenile justice system responses to American Indian and Alaska Native youth in ways that increase public safety and promote positive life outcomes. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Program consists of two funding categories:

  • Category 1: Developing a new tribal youth program
  • Category 2: Enhancing or expanding an existing Office of Juvenile Justice Department Program (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
    • Development and implementation of tribal best practices and traditional healing methods to support tribal youth
  • Intervention
    • Interventions for court-involved tribal youth
    • Intervention and treatment services for children exposed to sex trafficking
  • Treatment
    • Treatment services for at-risk and high-risk youth
    • Services for youth in detention or out-of-home placement
  • Effective use of data
    • To improve or establish data collection systems

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $500,000
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 17
Estimated total program funding: $8,500,000

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 2 applicants must have a current Tribal Youth Program CTAS Purpose Area 9 project with a period end date in 2021.

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.

In fiscal year (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:

  • Kawerak, Inc. in Nome, Alaska
  • Qagan Tayagungin Tribe in Alaska
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan

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