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Tribal Justice Systems: Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.608
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Mar 20, 2018



This program offers grants to engage in comprehensive justice system-wide strategic planning and program implementation to improve tribal justice and safety including community wellness and capacity to prevent crime.

This CTAS Purpose Area is designed to initiate a broad assessment of a tribe’s current justice system and to then produce and implement a comprehensive plan to further develop and enhance that justice system. The plan should identify priority needs and outline a detailed, strength-based, victim centered strategic planning strategy that includes:

  • Law enforcement
  • Courts
  • Community corrections
  • Alternatives to incarceration
  • Tribal jails programming
  • Rights and services for all victims of crime including services to promote safety for victims of child abuse, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Juvenile justice programs
  • Improving public safety

Specific goals, objectives, and funding use may be found in the application instructions.

This includes Purpose Areas #2 and #3 of the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). Applicants may choose from nine purpose areas and submit a single proposal.


Federally-recognized tribes, organization(s) acting as the authorized designee of a federally-recognized tribe, and consortia of 2 or more tribes may apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Purpose Area #2:

  • Award ceiling: $150,000
  • Project period: Up to 2 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 5

Purpose Area #3:

  • Award ceiling: $750,000
  • Award floor: $250,000
  • Project period: Up to 3 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 20-30
Application process

Applications must be submitted online through the Office of Justice Programs Grants Management System (GMS).

Instructions for online submission can be found on the GMS webpage.

Online tool: Preparing for the CTAS

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Needs assessment methods and resources · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health

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