DOJ Program Plan – FY 2019

March and April 2019

  • CTAS
  • OJJDP FY 19 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Implementation and Enhancement Program: Category 1: Implementation
  • OJJDP FY 19 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative
  • BJA FY 19 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program
  • OJJDP FY 19 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

Fiscal Year 2019 competitive grant announcement

Applicants must register in DOJ’s online Grants Management System (GMS ) and submit all required application.

FY 2019 CTAS Application

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Application due

Extension:  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 [9:00p.m. ET]

National Institute on Drug Abuse Announces Funding Opportunities for Opioid Prevention Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has announced two funding opportunities as part of the National Institute of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) initiative to combat the national opioid crisis. This initiative will fund research grants and a coordinating center focused on establishing the evidence base for interventions and strategies to prevent the initiation of opioid misuse and the development of opioid use disorder in at-risk older adolescents and young adults. Learn more and apply at the links below.

Applications due:  March 13, 2019

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SAMHSA Issues Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention Funding Opportunity

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has announced the fiscal year 2019 “Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program” funding opportunity. This program will support states and tribes with implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies. These strategies will be offered in schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use programs, mental health programs, foster care systems, and other child- and youth-serving organizations.

Applications due:  March 18, 2019

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OJJDP FY 19 - April

Program Descriptions

ABOUT:  The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports a wide range of mentoring initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency. This multi-category solicitation supports youth mentoring services (1:1, group or peer) provided by National and Multi-State mentoring organizations as well as mentoring for specific populations. Specific category titles might include: National Mentoring Programs; Multi-State Mentoring Programs; Mentoring Programs for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System; Mentoring Strategies for Youth Impacted by Opioids; and Statewide and Regional Mentoring Initiative for Youth Impacted by Opioids.


ABOUT –  Category 1: JDTC Planning is designed to educate an interdisciplinary team on how to effectively plan and implement a juvenile drug treatment court. Jurisdictions will be required to identify a team of professionals that includes the judge, the drug court coordinator, prosecutor, defense counsel, treatment provider, community supervision representative, law enforcement officer, and a researcher or evaluator.


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Applications due:  April 22, 2019

Required steps

Applicants for competitive discretionary grants must apply through requires applicants to complete a three step registration process which can take up to 5 days to complete. Additional information regarding the registration process can be found at.

Existing or continuing discretionary grantees will continue to use the Office of Justice Program’s Grant’s Management System (GMS) to apply, as will applicants for formula grants.

Review the specific announcement for the designated application process.

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) 2019

Program Description

ANA supports Native American communities by providing financial assistance and capacity building, gathering and sharing data, and advocating for improved policies within HHS and across the federal government.

Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska-SEDS-AK

Application due:  April 15, 2019

This FOA has been modified. The Application due date has been updated for Fiscal Year 2019. In addition, clarifications have been made in the following sections: III.3 Eligibility Information, Other; IV.2 Content and Form of Application, Submission, The Project Description; IV.4, Application and Submission Information, Submission Dates and Times; and V.1, Application Review Information, Criteria.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 funds for community-based projects for the Social and Economic Development Strategies-Alaska (SEDS-AK) program.

SEDS-AK is designed to provide targeted support for village-specific projects to improve and enhance the core capacity of Alaska Native village governments, who are central to fulfilling social and economic self-sufficiency in Alaska. This program promotes economic and social self-sufficiency for Alaska Natives and is intended to respond to the unique governmental structures and needs in Alaska. The SEDS-AK supports the principle that social and economic development is interrelated and essential for the growth of thriving Native communities. ANA is interested in supporting community-driven projects that build and strengthen core governmental capacity in the areas of administration and project management at the Alaska Native village level.

ANA:  Our Mission

Our mission at ANA is to promote self-sufficiency for Native communities and Native projects in urban areas. To do this, the Administration for Native Americans provides discretionary grant funding for community-based projects to eligible tribes and Native organizations. In a typical year, ANA receives more than 300 applications for funding across one of our three program areas: Social and Economic Development Strategies, Native Languages, and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement.

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BJA FY 19 - Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

Program Descriptions

The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidence-based substance use disorder treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-misusers to include addressing the opioid epidemic. BJA is accepting applications for FY 2018 grants to either establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court programs using evidence-based principles and practices, as well as statewide level grants. BJA also supports courts that integrate the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) adult drug court standards into existing drug court services.


Applications due:  April 16, 2019

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Applicants must register with prior to submission of all applications.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

BIA – Office of Justice Services

Program Description

The Tribal court assessment (“TCA”) evaluates tribal needs and provide tribes with recommendations for improving their operational activities by following the Tribal Court Performance Standards (TCPS), which are modified to meet the specific needs of tribal courts.

It is up to the Tribal Justice Support (TJS) Directorate to conduct tribal court assessments to ensure justice in tribal forums is properly administered. This process involves the TJS assessment team working with the Tribe collecting and observing documents regarding Tribal constitution, Tribal codes, and court procedures. Once the specific needs of each tribal court are highlighted, then the TJS Directorate can provide strategic action plan that involves hands-on training, recommendations and technical assistance to help strengthen the Tribe’s court system.

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One-time Funding opportunity

TJS can provide one-time funding awards for tribal court trainings, equipment, office furniture, management systems, certain contract positions, consulting services, and alcohol monitoring systems. TJS can also work with 638 Tribes to increase base court funding levels. Tribes may submit one-time funding requests each year. Contact (202) 208-5787 and ask for Tribal Justice Support to obtain more information.

Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

U.S. Department of Justice:  OJJDP

This program will support states, units of local government, and/or tribal governments in implementing data-driven strategies and programs through strategic partnerships that will (1) develop a multidisciplinary task force with working groups to identify specific areas of concern; (2) collect and interpret data that will assist the task force in developing strategies and programming that will be used to better coordinate response efforts and resources; and (3) implement services that will address public safety concerns, intervention, prevention, and diversion services for children, youth, and families directly impacted by opioid abuse.

Applications due:  May 7, 2019 [by 11:59 p.m. ET ]

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Other Federal Funding Opportunities

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This project was supported by Award No. 2016-TY-FX-K001 awarded to the Rural Community Action Program Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project, by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

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