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Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants

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National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice
May 13, 2019

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Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants provide funding to support research involving federally recognized tribes and tribal-based organizations on issues of crime and justice.

Health related research priorities include:

  • The effectiveness of the criminal justice response to combating the opioid crisis, and more broadly the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs
  • Combating violent crime and responding to, and reducing victimization
  • Sexual assault
  • Murdered, missing, and trafficked persons
  • Exploited children
  • Provision, role, and impact of forensic science services, particularly as it relates to combating the opioid crisis and violent crime
  • Strengthening tribal justice systems, such as evaluating tribal healing to wellness courts, tribal-state collaborations, wellness court collaborations, and tribal-reentry programs

Eligible applicants include:

  • States and territories
  • Units of local government
  • Federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions
  • Nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal organizations)
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Qualified individuals
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Project period: Up to 18 months
Estimated number of awards: 5

Application process

Links to the full announcement and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Alcohol use · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Criminal justice system · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug abuse · Research methods and resources · Substance abuse

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