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Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction Reimbursement Program

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Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Jan 23, 2024

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The Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction Reimbursement Program reimburses tribal governments for expenses incurred in exercising Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction (STCJ) over covered crimes, which are assault of tribal justice personnel; child violence; dating violence; domestic violence; obstruction of justice; sexual violence; sex trafficking; stalking; and violation of a protection order.

Examples of eligible reimbursement expenses include:

  • Law enforcement expenses, such as officer time, sexual assault kits and other evidentiary supplies, and testing, analysis, and storage of evidence
  • Prosecution expenses, such as staff time, expert witness fees, exhibits, witness costs, and copying costs
  • Defense counsel expenses, such as staff time, competency evaluations, exhibits, witness costs, and copying costs
  • Court expenses, such as judge and court staff time, jury fees, and court-ordered evaluations
  • Incarceration expenses, such as prison and jail costs and prisoner transportation costs, whether through contract or tribally owned facilities
  • Community supervision or re-entry expenses, such as probation, parole, offender evaluation and treatment, pre-sentence investigation costs, and monitoring fees
  • Offender medical and dental expenses not otherwise covered by insurance or federal sources
  • Indirect costs based on a current federally approved indirect cost rate agreement

Eligible applicants are federally recognized tribes exercising Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction over any covered crime.

Tribes that have not currently implemented but will implement STCJ during calendar year 2024 and expect to incur costs related to exercising the jurisdiction during the year are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Recipient tribes may draw down funds for eligible expenses as needed during calendar year 2024 up to the maximum allowable reimbursement amount of $925,000.

Tribes may request a waiver for expenses that exceed the maximum reimbursement, depending on funding availability.

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 the January 23, 2024 deadline.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the January 25, 2024 deadline.

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Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Criminal justice system

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