DOJ Program Plan – FY 2019

April and May 2019

  • OJJDP FY 19 Coordinated Assistance to States Program
  • OJJDP FY 19 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative
  • 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
  • BJA FY  19  Tribal Justice CTAS Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation
  • BJA FY 19  Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program

Native Language Immersion Initiative 2019-2020

First Nations Development Institute

Grants up to $90,000 each for Native language programs! See the Request for Proposals for our Native Language Immersion Initiative to see if you qualify. Free Q&A webinars about this funding opportunity are on May 8 and May 14.

Applications due:  May 30, 2019 [by 5:00 p.m. MT ]

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All applicants must submit a proposal using First Nations’ Online application system including the submission of all necessary attachments.

No high-speed internet plan?

Your alternative to online system must be made at least two weeks in advance of the application deadline by submitting an email request to  Please include your name, organization, contact information and the name of the RFP for which you are applying. If you do not have access to email you can call our office at (303) 774-7836 and ask to speak with a member of the Grantmaking Department.

Coordinated Assistance to States Program

U.S. Department of Justice:  OJJDP

This program will help enhance state and local juvenile justice systems, and help states comply with the Formula Grants Program authorized under the JJDP Act. Funding under this program will be used to support states, territories, tribes, and communities with resources and training and technical assistance (TTA) to plan, operate, and assess delinquency prevention, intervention, and juvenile justice systems improvement projects to ensure they are in compliance with the four core requirements of the Formula Grants Program.

Applications due:  May 28, 2019 [by 11:59 p.m. ET ]

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This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency.

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program

U.S. Department of Justice:  BJA FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

The U.S. Department of Justice(DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is seeking applications that develop comprehensive strategies to respond to the opioid epidemic. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce violent crime and drug abuse and enhance public safety, while supporting victims of the epidemic.

Applications due:  May 28, 2019 [by 11:59 p.m. ET ]

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Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application.

Tribal Justice CTAS Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation

U.S. Department of Justice:  BJA FY 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the Tribal Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance solicitation (CTAS) related Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting federally recognized Indian tribes in (1) improving tribal jurisdictions’ capacities to respond to violent crime; (2) planning and implementing comprehensive strategies to reduce and control crime associated with opioid, alcohol and other drug abuse; and (3) developing, implementing, and enhancing American Indian and Alaska Native tribal justice systems.

Applications due:  May 14, 2019 [by 11:59 p.m. ET ]

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Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application.

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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Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application.

OJJDP FY 19 - Opportunities

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.

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.

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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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.

Other Federal Funding Opportunities

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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