On December 19, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance announced that funding is available for assistance in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization.
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. The 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)
The following are eligible to receive funding:
Federally recognized Indian Tribe (See 25 U.S.C. § 5304(e) which, for purposes of this solicitation, provides the applicable definition of “Indian tribe.”)
Organization that is acting as the authorized designee of a federally recognized tribe (Purpose Area 6 only)
Eligible entities should take the following steps to access funding:
Registration: Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). You must renew and validate your registration every 12 months. If you do not renew your SAM registration, it will expire. An expired registration can delay or prevent application submission in Grants.gov and JustGrants. Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.
Submission: Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via Grants.gov and JustGrants.