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.
CTAS Essential Topics:
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 day. Tribes 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.
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:
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)
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:
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:
We recommend you test your access to the WebEx meeting early to avoid any delays at the time of the webinar.
Webinar & Application Process
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.
CTAS Online Guide: Preparing for the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation
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.
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