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Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (Purpose Area 6): Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.583
Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
Mar 5, 2024

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The Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities initiative offers funding, technical assistance, and training to help American Indian and Alaska Native communities develop, establish, and operate programs designed to improve the investigation, prosecution, and handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, and particularly child sexual abuse cases, in a manner which lessens trauma for child victims.

Objectives include:

  • Provide emergency and crisis intervention services to aid child abuse victims and their family members in recovering from abuse and neglect
  • Provide support services to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Examples include:
    • Establishing or supporting child advocacy centers to provide a neutral and child-friendly area for trained professionals to conduct forensic interviews
    • Providing victims of child sexual abuse with access to sexual assault forensic medical exams performed by medical professionals with specialized training in conducting pediatric exams
    • Providing advocates to accompany the child victim to court to provide emotional support
    • Preparing child victims to participate in the judicial process by using developmentally appropriate language and resources
    • Assisting with victim impact statements
    • Implementing appropriate practices within the court setting to lessen the trauma for child victims testifying in the presence of the accused
    • Ensuring that child victims and their family members receive access to victim assistance, medical, mental health, and social services from the initial report through the judicial process and beyond
    • Providing trauma-focused counseling for child victims, families, secondary victims, and groups of victims, as appropriate

Additional details and required deliverables may be found in the application instructions.

This is Purpose Area #6 of the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). Applicants may choose from multiple purpose areas and submit a single proposal.


Eligible applicants are federally recognized tribes, tribal designees, and consortia consisting of 2 or more federally recognized tribes.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $450,000
Expected number of awards: 6
Project period: 3 years
Estimated total Purpose Area funding: $3,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through and the program website.

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by March 5, 2024.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by March 12, 2024.

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Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Benefit enrollment and application · Child welfare · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Culture and cultural competency · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Income support and assistance · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Oral health · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Transportation · Trauma-informed care

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