Attorney General Eric H.
launched a Department-wide initiative on public safety and victim services in Tribal communities.
As part of this effort, Department of Justice (DOJ) leadership conducted a series of meetings across the country addressing violent crime in Tribal
On October 2829, 2009, DOJ convened a national Tribal leaders listening session in St.
Also in October, DOJ held its annual Tribal consultation on violence against women, as required by the Violence Against Women Act of 200 5. The Department again had the opportunity to engage with Tribal leaders on public safety in Tribal communities during the White House Tribal Nations Conference in November.
Finally, DOJ held two national Tribal consultation teleconferences on December 18 and 23, 2009 to obtain Tribal input on the development of this solicitation.
As the Attorney General has made clear, the Department is committed to a sustained partnership with Tribal governments to improve public safety, criminal and juvenile justice systems, and victim services in Tribal communities.
This process includes streamlining the Departments grant-making processa concern expressed by Tribal leaders.
In response to these concerns, DOJ developed this Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, combining DOJs existing Tribal government-specific competitive solicitations into one, and thus requiring only one application from each Tribe or Tribal consortium.
This approach provides federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia the opportunity to develop a comprehensive approach to public safety and victimization issues.
DOJs Tribal government-specific competitive grant programs outlined in this Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation are referred to as Purpose Areas. Each Tribe should select the Purpose Areas that best address its public safety, criminal and juvenile justice, and victimization issues.
In response to a single Tribal or Tribal consortium application requesting funds from multiple Purpose Areas, multiple awards may be made.
Purpose Areas may be funded and administered by different DOJ components (see Part E Purpose AreasSnapshot, which identifies the DOJ component that manages each Purpose Area).
The grants will be managed by the awarding DOJ component in the same manner grants are currently managed.
Tribes or Tribal consortia receiving grants must maintain the grant funds separately and file all required reports for each grant awarded with the applicable DOJ component.
This new coordinated approach will apply only to requests for grant funding made in response to this solicitation, which is for FY 2010 grant funding, specifically for federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia.
Tribes or Tribal consortia may be eligible for other non-Tribal government-specific DOJ grant funding opportunities and may submit a separate application to any grant programs for which they may be eligible.
The DOJ components offering Tribal government-specific grant resources through the 10 Purpose Areas identified in this Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation are listed below.
For more information on each component, see Appendix D.
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)