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Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.560
National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice
May 16, 2023

Office of Justice Programs Response Center


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

Awards will be made under 2 funding categories:

  1. Planning grants: small grants to develop new and innovative criminal and juvenile justice research studies involving federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations representing a new tribal-researcher investigator partnership
  2. Research and evaluation grants: funding for scientific proposals from previous TRCB grantees in fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 that are based on the partnership or results of the activities funded under the original planning grant

Health related research priorities for this program 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
  • Child and elder abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Murdered, missing, and trafficked persons
  • Exploited children
  • Provision, role, and impact of forensic science services, particularly as it relates to combating violent crime

Eligible applicants include:

  • State and territory governments
  • City, township, county, and special district governments
  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
  • Tribal organizations
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status
  • Public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations and small businesses
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Planning grants:
Award ceiling: $150,000
Estimated number of awards: 4

Research and evaluation grants:
Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Estimated number of awards: 1-2

Application process

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

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by May 16, 2023.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by May 30, 2023.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Alcohol use · American Indian or Alaska Native · Criminal justice system · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Research methods and resources · Substance use and misuse

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