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Supporting Tribal Youth: Training, Technical Assistance, and Youth Leadership

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.731
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Jun 18, 2018

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The Supporting Tribal Youth program will provide 2 cooperative agreements to tribal youth training and technical assistance providers under the categories:

  • Category 1 - deliver training and technical assistance across a variety of topics integral to the establishment and sustainability of programs that promote positive outcomes for tribal youth, including, but not limited to:
    • Substance abuse treatment and mental health services
    • Juvenile healing-to-wellness courts
    • Prevention and treatment of trauma caused by exposure to violence
    • Bullying prevention activities
    • Youth accountability programs focused on healthy lifestyle choices and prosocial values development
  • Category 2 - Work with tribal communities to enhance tribal efforts to increase youth engagement, improve leadership skills, and support action related to juvenile justice issues, delinquency prevention, and public safety issues in Indian country. Activities include:
    • Recruit, train, and support a diverse group of youth leaders who will serve as planning team members, trainers, peer mentors, and subject matter experts
    • Develop and implement a series of regional gatherings that provide leadership development training to young Native American people throughout the country
    • Collaborate with existing OJJDP tribal training and technical assistance providers to make leadership training opportunities available to young people being served by OJJDP funded programs for tribal youth
    • Develop and implement a participatory evaluation model to gather critical ongoing feedback from program participants and tribal youth programs for continuous program improvement that incorporates ongoing feedback into program delivery

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Territories
  • Units of local government
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

For Category 1:

  • Award ceiling: $2,000,000
  • Project period: 12 months
  • Number of awards: 1

For Category 2:

  • Award ceiling: $500,000
  • Project period: 36 months
  • Number of awards: 1
Application process

Links to the full announcement and the electronic application are available on

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Cultural competency · Leadership · Mental health · Public health · Substance abuse

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