Tribal Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse

? To develop, enhance, and continue tribal justice systems including law enforcement, pretrial services, risk and needs assessment development and implementation, diversion programming, tribal court services, detention programming, community corrections, re-entry planning and programming, justice system
infrastructure enhancement, justice system information sharing, etc.

? To respond to and prevent alcohol- and substance abuse-related crimes, including alcohol and substance abuse prevention, healing to wellness courts, intervention, or treatment
? To develop, implement, and enhance substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, including those that prevent and address the needs of drug-endangered children
? To implement enhanced authorities and provisions under the TLOA and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
? To address the needs of young adults (ages 18?25) who are involved with or at risk of involvement with the justice system
? To engage in comprehensive strategic planning to improve tribal justice and community safety as it relates to tribal courts and alcohol and substance abuse.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Quileute Tribe Of The Quileute Reservation $ 888,057   2020-10-012025-09-30
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe $ 244,067   2020-10-012025-09-30
The Coeur D'alene Tribe $ 900,000   2020-10-012025-09-30
Winnebago Tribe Of Nebraska $ 899,836   2020-10-012025-09-30
Port Gamble S'klallam Tribe $ 898,792   2020-10-012025-09-30
Seminole Tribe Of Florida $ 227,256   2020-10-012025-09-30
Sitka Tribe Of Alaska $ 898,959   2020-10-012025-09-30
Muscogee (creek) Nation, The $ 900,000   2020-10-012025-09-30
Squaxin Island Tribe $ 800,013   2020-10-012025-09-30
Tunica-biloxi Tribe Of Lousiana $ 893,763   2020-10-012025-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Planning, implementing or enhancing tribal justice systems, or programs addressing alcohol and/or substance abuse.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments are eligible to apply for and receive funds under this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Indian Tribal governments.


The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is administered through the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose area 3. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site ( and/or The 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards: Uniform administrative requirements apply to all OJP grants. The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200.

Award Procedures

BJA reviews applications for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all program requirements. Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Normally, 90 days after receipt of applications.


There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. See section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.


Contingent upon congressional funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Up to 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide ( and Post Award Instructions (

Post Assistance Requirements


In some cases, evaluation reports may be required.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Unless otherwise specified in the award's special condition, recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports in accordance with the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 17 Not Available; FY 18 est $18,000,000; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

See solicitation guidelines posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at and/or

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide ( and Post award Instructions ( Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Trish Thackston U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: Phone: 202-307-0581

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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