Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $298,620)
The FY 2009 Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP) provides funding and technical assistance to federally recognized tribal governments to plan, implement, or enhance tribal justice strategies to address crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. Key IASAP objectives include: developing a project activity team; identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting those who illegally transport, distribute, and use alcohol and controlled substances; prevent and reduce the number of alcohol and substance-abuse-related crimes (with a priority on law enforcement led strategies which focus on controlling and preventing alcohol & substance abuse), traffic fatalities, and injuries; developing and enhancing collaborations with federal, state, tribal, and local criminal justice agencies; integrating tribal and non-tribal services for offenders and their families; and making available culturally appropriate treatment and other services.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe will plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive 3-year Tribal Safety Strategic Plan. The Plan will be designed to protect the children of the Tribe from the negative effects of alcohol and substance abuse. The Plan will focus on increased prevention programs, more effective enforcement programs and enhancing culturally appropriate treatment programs. An Advisory Board will comprise a Chair from the Tribal Council, a co-chair from Raging River Recovery Center, a Tribal youth volunteer, a Tribal adult volunteer, as well as Tribal professional staff including, but not limited to, the Director of Social Services, the Director of Cultural Revitalization, the Health Administrator, the Tribal Administrator, Tribal Police Services staff, and Tribal Court staff. This multi-disciplinary team will issue thorough, comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports on a regular schedule to keep all interested parties apprised; including plans for the program's sustainment after the grant funds are expended. The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe will use this grant to ensure the continuity of tribal traditions and culture while maintaining the Nation's sovereignty and self-determination.