[Tribal-drug-courts] CTAS FY 2017 Now Available; Applications due Feb. 28, 2017

Lauren van Schilfgaarde Lauren at tlpi.org
Wed Nov 30 12:10:43 CST 2016

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Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) FY 2017 Now Available<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations>

On November 30, 2016, the Department of Justice announced the opening of the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). CTAS is a comprehensive grant solicitation administered by the Justice Department's Office of Justice Program (OJP), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Purpose Areas 3 and 8 offer funding opportunities specifically for Healing to Wellness Courts. The funding can also be used to enhance law enforcement; bolster adult and juvenile justice systems; prevent and control juvenile delinquency; serve sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder victims; and support other efforts to combat crime.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 CTAS is available at https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations

Deadline to apply is February 28, 2017

Stay tuned for a Tribal Law and Policy Institute webinar<http://www.wellnesscourts.org/webinars.cfm> that will overview the solicitation, highlight strategies for applying for Wellness Court funding, and provide general grant writing tips.

Solicitation, FAQs, Fact Sheet for CTAS FY-2017:
General FAQs<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913406/download>
Fact Sheet<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913416/download>

General Templates for CTAS FY-2017:
Sample Timeline Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913396/download>
Sample Application Overview Template (Formerly Executive Summary)<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913391/download>
Sample Tribal Narrative Profile Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913351/download>

Purpose Area Narrative Templates for CTAS FY-2017:
Sample Purpose Area # 1 (COPS) Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913501/download>
Sample Purpose Area # 2 (BJA, OJJDP, OVC, COPS, OVW) Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913466/download>
Sample Purpose Area # 3 (BJA) Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913471/download>
Sample Purpose Area # 4 (BJA) Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913596/download>
Sample Purpose Area # 5 (OVW) Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913476/download>
Sample Purpose Area # 6 (OVC) Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913481/download>
Sample Purpose Area # 7 (OVC) Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913486/download>
Sample Purpose Area # 8 (OJJDP) Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913496/download>
Sample Purpose Area # 9 (OJJDP) Template<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913491/download>

Purpose Area Specific Project Abstract Templates for CTAS FY-2017:
Sample Purpose Area 1 COPS<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913421/download>
Sample Purpose Area 2 BJA<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913426/download>
Sample Purpose Area 3 BJA<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913431/download>
Sample Purpose Area 4 BJA<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913436/download>
Sample Purpose Area 5 OVW<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913441/download>
Sample Purpose Area 6 OVC <https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913446/download>
Sample Purpose Area 7 OVC<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913451/download>
Sample Purpose Area 8 OJJDP <https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913456/download>
Sample Purpose Area 9 OJJDP<https://www.justice.gov/tribal/page/file/913461/download>

There are nine purpose areas.
1.       Public Safety and Community Policing -- $23 million/~50 awards available
2.       Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning -- $375,000/~5 awards available
3.       Justice Systems, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program and Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program -- $16.8 million/~20-30  awards available (This purpose area specifically cites “healing to wellness courts” among the tribal justice systems this grant is aimed towards developing, enhancing, and continuing.)
4.       Corrections and Correctional Alternatives -- $7.5 million/~2-4 awards available
5.       OVW – Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program -- $32 million/~60 awards available
6.       Victims of Crime (OVC—Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities) -- $4.5 million/~10 awards available
7.       Victims of Crime (OVC—Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program) -- $13.5 million/~30 awards available
8.       Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts -- $2.1 million/~6 awards available (New purpose area this year, specific to Healing to Wellness Courts.)
9.       Tribal Youth Program -- $4.2 million/~12 awards available

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