Tribal Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Goals: To provide key funding to tribal justice systems to develop, support, and enhance adult and juvenile tribal justice systems and the prevention of violent crime and crime related to opioid, alcohol, and other substance abuse. Objectives: To support the critical and priority needs of tribal justice systems, to prevent crime and to ensure tribal safety through the development, implementation, and enhancement of strategies, including the following: ? To engage in targeted strategic planning to improve tribal justice and community safety as it relates to violent crime, enhancing capacity of tribal prosecutors and tribal courts and opioid, alcohol, and other substance abuse, including review of key data, partnerships with researchers, and building the capacity for crime analysis. ? To prevent and respond to violent crime in tribal communities, including investigations, forensics, prosecutions, information sharing, and supervision and re-entry in coordination with other key federal and state partners. ? To enhance the tools and resources for tribal prosecutors, courts, and corrections agencies, including tribal probation and tribal jails, and to effectively respond to crime and related tribal safety. ? To implement enhanced authorities and provisions under the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and to support the development of joint jurisdiction courts with state and local courts. ? To prevent future crime by addressing the risks and needs of young adults (ages 18?25) who are involved with or at risk of involvement with the justice system. ? To ensure safety through coordinated support for the re-entry of returning tribal members from federal or state prison sentences. ? To develop, enhance, and continue programs to improve the safety and effectiveness of tribal law enforcement officers such as planning for and developing their own law enforcement agency, law enforcement support as part of a larger strategy, or court security issues such adding an officer at the courthouse to improve court security. ? To develop, implement, and enhance substance abuse and crime prevention, interventions, and alternatives to incarceration to address crime related to the opioid epidemic. This can include opioid, alcohol, and other substance abuse and related crime prevention; healing to wellness courts; intervention; or treatment, including those that prevent and address the needs of drug endangered children.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2017
In FY 17, 103 applications were received and 31 awards were granted.Fiscal Year 2018
In FY 18, 90 applications were received and 34 awards were granted.Fiscal Year 2019
It is anticipated that approximately 100 applications will be received and 35 awards will be granted in FY 19.
An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments are eligible to apply for and receive funds under this program.
Indian Tribal governments.
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is administered through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose area 3.
BJA reviews applications for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all program requirements. Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Normally, 90 days after receipt of applications.
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. See section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.
Contingent upon congressional funding.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Planning, implementing or enhancing tribal justice systems, or programs addressing alcohol and/or substance abuse.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 Seventh Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20531 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$21,318,696.00; FY 19 est $16,800,000.00; FY 20 FY 17$18,224,169.00; - Allocation derived from the 7% Tribal Set Aside (Also known as Tribal Courts)
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See solicitation guidelines posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm and/or www.bja.gov.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm. For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
Healing to Wellness Courts; Veterans Treatment Courts; developing or enhancing tribal courts; reentry programs; court security; prisoner reentry; substance abuse preventionFiscal Year 2018
Healing to Wellness Courts; Veterans Treatment Courts; developing or enhancing tribal courts; reentry programs; court security; prisoner reentry; substance abuse preventionFiscal Year 2019
Healing to Wellness Courts; Veterans Treatment Courts; Tribal prosecutors; prevention programs; reentry programsFiscal Year 2020
Healing to Wellness Courts; Veterans Treatment Courts; developing or enhancing tribal courts; reentry programs; court security; prisoner reentry; Tribal prosecutors; prevention programs; reentry programs