This solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. Most of the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) existing tribal government-specific programs are included in and available through this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).
CTAS is not a program but a single solicitation to allow tribes to apply to seven separate grant programs from four grant-making offices. Each tribe or tribal consortium may submit only one CTAS application. This application can include proposals for project funding under one or more purpose areas (PAs). As such, multiple awards may be made in response to a single application.
Following are the seven PAs and their DOJ components:
- Purpose Area 1: Public Safety and Community Policing [(Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)]
- Purpose Area 2: Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning [(Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), COPS Office, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)]
- Purpose Area 3: Tribal Justice Systems Program (BJA)
- Purpose Area 4: Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (BJA)
- Purpose Area 6: Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (OVC)
- Purpose Area 8: Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (OJJDP)
- Purpose Area 9: Tribal Youth Program (OJJDP)
Note: In FY 2023, Purpose Areas 5 and 7 are not included in CTAS.
- Federally recognized Indian Tribe (See 25 U.S.C. § 5304(e) which, for purposes of this solicitation, provides the applicable definition of “Indian tribe.”)
- Tribal consortium
- Organization that is acting as the authorized designee of a federally recognized tribe (Purpose Area 6 only)
In addition, some purpose areas note additional specific eligibility criteria in the solicitation.
Also see the following:
Access answers to frequently asked questions associated with this opportunity.
The Department of Justice hosted several webinars to provide helpful information about the FY 2023 CTAS opportunity. Once available, recordings and materials from the webinars are posted.
- January 10, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: CTAS Overview
- January 12, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: JustGrants and Submitting an Application
- January 17, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Budget Development
- January 19, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Tips for Successful Applications for Alaska & Rural Communities
- January 24, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Purpose Areas 2, 3, and 4 (BJA)
- January 26, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Purpose Area 1 (COPS)
- January 31, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Purpose Areas 8 and 9 (OJJDP)
- February 2, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Purpose Area 6 (OVC)
- February 7, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Budget Worksheet Completion
- February 9, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Application Checklist Review
- March 16, 2023: CTAS Open Office Hours/Final Q&A
Visit the Department of Justice site for templates, legal documents, and more about the FY 2023 CTAS opportunity.