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Grants to USA Tribes to Enhance Public Safety

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

GrantWatch ID# 178270
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
CFDA Number: 16.583; 16.585; 16.596; 16.608; 16.710; 16.731
Funding or PIN Number: Opportunity ID O-BJA-2023-171471
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Important Dates
Deadline: 03/21/23 8:59 PM ET - deadline; 03/28/23 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline. Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA tribal governments to enhance the safety of residents and provide services to victims. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to ten business days to finalize. Focus areas include Tribal law enforcement and community policing, Tribal justice systems, criminal child abuse and neglect, and Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts.

This solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization. Most of the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) existing tribal government-specific programs are included in and available through this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

CTAS is not a program but a single solicitation to allow tribes to apply to seven separate grant programs from four grant-making offices. Each tribe or tribal consortium may submit only one CTAS application. This application can include proposals for project funding under one or more purpose areas (PAs). As such, multiple awards may be made in response to a single application.

Following are the seven PAs and their DOJ components:

  • Purpose Area 1: Public Safety and Community Policing [(Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)]
  • Purpose Area 2: Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning [(Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), COPS Office, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)]
  • Purpose Area 3: Tribal Justice Systems Program (BJA)
  • Purpose Area 4: Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (BJA)
  • Purpose Area 6: Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (OVC)
  • Purpose Area 8: Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (OJJDP)
  • Purpose Area 9: Tribal Youth Program (OJJDP)

Note: In FY 2023, Purpose Areas 5 and 7 are not included in CTAS.

For OJP Priority Areas, see


  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Federally recognized Indian tribes. (See 25 U.S.C. § 5304 (e) which, for purposes of this solicitation, provides the applicable definition of "Indian tribe.")
- Consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes. Tribal designees are eligible applicants only for certain activities related to the
- Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) programs (see eligibility information for CTAS Purpose Area 6)

In addition, some purpose areas note additional specific eligibility criteria in the solicitation.

Pre-Proposal Conference
The Department of Justice will hosted several webinars to provide helpful information about the FY 2023 CTAS opportunity. Once available, recordings and materials from the webinars are posted. See the Full Grant Text RFP link and click on 'Webinars' to see the available recordings.

- January 10, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: CTAS Overview
- January 12, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: JustGrants and Submitting an Application
- January 17, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Budget Development
- January 19, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Tips for Successful Applications for Alaska & Rural Communities
- January 24, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Purpose Areas 2, 3, and 4 (BJA)
- January 26, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Purpose Area 1 (COPS)
- January 31, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Purpose Areas 8 and 9 (OJJDP)
- February 2, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Purpose Area 6 (OVC)
- February 7, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Budget Worksheet Completion
- February 9, 2023, 1 p.m. ET: Application Checklist and Final Q&A
- March 16, 2023: CTAS Open Office Hours/Final Q&A. Register:

For registration links, see the Webinar Schedule document in Supporting Documents below.

Pre-Application Information
- Deadline March 21, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
- Application JustGrants Deadline March 28, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

Submission: Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via and JustGrants.
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the deadline the required Application for
Federal Assistance standard form (SF-424) and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SFLLL) form when they register in at
Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the deadline. If an applicant fails to submit in, they will be unable to apply in
- Step 2: The applicant must submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline, which is March 28, 2023, at 8:59 p.m. ET.

Registration: Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). You must renew and validate your registration every 12 months. If you do not renew your SAM registration, it will expire. An expired registration can delay or prevent application submission in and JustGrants. Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.

DOJ strongly recommends starting your registration process as soon as possible to allow the time necessary to process entity validations well in advance of the due date posted in the solicitation.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Each tribe, tribal consortium, or tribal designee may only submit one application.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $11,975,000

Term of Contract
All project start dates should be on or after October 1, 2023.

Contact Information
For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF-LLL in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, at customer support webpage , or by email at The Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at or 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.
If an applicant experiences unforeseen or JustGrants technical issues beyond its control that prevent it from submitting its application by the deadline, the applicant must email both the JustGrants Service Desk ( and the Response Center ( prior to the appropriate application deadline and follow the Late Submission process described in this solicitation.

For programmatic and general assistance with the solicitation, contact the DOJ Response Center at 800-421-6770 or via email at The Response Center's hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, except federal holidays.

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