CTAS 2020

FY 2021 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to tribal communities to support crime prevention, victim services, and coordinated community responses to violence against native women.

Support Public Safety for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

CTAS Essential Topics:

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CTAS: Save The Dates!

FY 2020 CTAS Virtual New Grantee Orientation

December 2 & 3, 2020 (8:30am-1:00pm AK Time)

Audience: FY 20 new grantees for all CTAS Purpose Areas.

Description: The CTAS New Grantee Orientation is a 2-day workshop designed to provide the tools and guidance necessary to implement and operate programs funded under the FY 2020 CTAS initiative.  

Partner(s): Resource Basket, BJA, COPS, OVW and related TTA providers

December 8, 2020 (11:15am-2:00pm AK Time)

OJJDP) Tribal Youth Program: Purpose Area
9 Session

CTAS Orientation Information

CTAS Orientation & Online Guide

2019 Webinar & Application Process

What is CTAS?

2019 Overview

The Department of Justice launched its Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) in direct response to concerns raised by tribal leaders that DOJ’s grant process did not provide the flexibility tribes need to address their criminal justice and public safety needs. In Fiscal Year 2019, the department awarded over $273.4 million in grants to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Tribes are using these funds to enhance law enforcement, combat domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sex trafficking, bolster justice systems, prevent and control juvenile delinquency, strengthen the juvenile justice system, serve sexual assault and elder victims, and support other efforts to address crime. Additionally, FY19 included up to $133 million to be used to serve tribal victims of crime.

Other CTAS Resources

CTAS Online Guide:  Preparing for the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation

Year 2019:  If your tribe is not familiar with the CTAS solicitation and or if you know any tribes who may also want to benefit in learning more about the CTAS solicitation, please feel free to send this notification to your tribal partners.

Accessing Grants to Strengthen Justice System Capacity Workshop Part 1 & 2

Event Passed:  Webinars set for September 1 & 2, 2020

This raining is normally offered in-person, annually at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center and is normally attended by only one representative per tribe. Due to COVID 19, the training will be offered virtually over two consecutive days.  Multiple attendees per tribe are welcome to attend.  New material will be covered each dayTribes that have not applied for or received funds through CTAS in the past are strongly encouraged to register and attend. The training will be recorded.

About the workshops


Event has passed

This workshop is designed to provide previous and new Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) applicants with tools and guidance that may assist with the tribe’s efforts to access grant funding and other resources to improve their justice systems. Workshop sessions will be led by U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) personnel and experienced technical assistance providers and will focus on topics such as:

  • strategic planning to support a strong program design;
  • writing a proposal;
  • grant writing tips; and
  • DOJ funding opportunities and training and technical assistance resources.

Pre-registration due August 26, 2020

Please register separately for both Session 1 and Session 2 at the following links by Wednesday, August 26.

Register for Session 1, September 1, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST) 

Register for Session 2, September 2, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST) 

Contact Info

If you have any questions, please contact Delores Johnson at delores.johnson@usdoj.gov or Leslie A. Hagen at leslie.hagen3@usdoj.gov

CTAS WebEx Instructions

The How-To-Guide

The Process

Technical Support

Event has passed as of September 1, 2020.

You should be able to join the event from the meeting link in your calendar invite by selecting “Join Event”/“Join Meeting.”  Please be aware that WebEx may prompt you to install a Cisco WebEx desktop app or add-on.  If you are not permitted/chose not to install, there are some other options for joining the meeting:


  1. You may select “run a temporary application.”  You may be automatically prompted to do so or there may be a “go here” link if you have trouble joining (“go here” may appear for those using Internet Explorer).  Click on “run” to start the temporary application.  You may have to try this a couple times…it may take a minute or so to run and open the meeting using the temporary application.  Please note that other browsers may ask you to save (vs. run) the temporary application. 


  1. You may try opening the webinar in Google Chrome.  Some users have reported better results with Chrome.


  1. You may try joining the webinar from your Government phone or iPad.


  1. You may forward the calendar invite to your personal email and open the meeting on your personal computer/device (ensure you do not change your government email address, which may be displayed when entering the meeting).  Again, you will likely be prompted to install a Cisco WebEx app/add-on or run a temporary application.

Please Note:

As a last resort, you may call in on your phone for audio only.  Please note the information below for accessing the WebEx via your telephone:

  • To access Part 1 of the audio only webinar, September 1, 2020, please use the phone number: 1-415-527-5035.  The Access Code for Part 1 is:  909-934-113.  
  • To access Part 2 of the audio only webinar, September 2, 2020, please use the same phone number as Part 1 (1-415-527-5035), however, the Access Code for Part 2 is:  909-401-579.

We recommend you test your access to the WebEx meeting early to avoid any delays at the time of the webinar.


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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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