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Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)

Grants to USA Tribes to Enhance the Safety
of Residents in Local Communities

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02/25/20 9:00 PM EST


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Grants to USA tribes to enhance the safety of residents in local communities. Applicants are advised to submit applications several days before the deadline. Funding is intended to support programs addressing issues in the areas of public safety, juvenile and criminal justice, and responses to domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and other crimes.

CTAS combines the majority of DOJ’s existing Tribal Government–specific competitive solicitations into a single solicitation requiring only one application from each tribe or tribal consortium. This approach provides federally recognized tribes, tribal consortia, and tribal designees the opportunity to develop a comprehensive approach to public safety and victimization issues. 

Note: CTAS is not a program but is the overarching structure, under which tribes can apply to eight separate grant programs, from five grant-making offices, through a single application.

The DOJ specific competitive grant programs outlined in this CTAS solicitation are referred to as purpose areas, listed below: 

  1. Public Safety and Community Policing (COPS Office)
  2. Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning (BJA, COPS Office, OVW, OJJDP, OVC)
  3. Tribal Justice Systems Program (BJA)
  4. Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (BJA)
  5. Tribal Governments Program (OVW)
  6. Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (OVC)
  7. Tribal Victim Services Program (OVC) is not included in CTAS this year. OVC will be funding a comprehensive victim services solicitation in FY 2020, however, it will be a stand-alone solicitation not included in CTAS.
  8. Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (OJJDP)
  9. Tribal Youth Program (OJJDP) 

For more information on the purpose areas above, see the following link:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178270

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 207

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $4,000,000 per project, depending on the Purpose Area.

Term of Contract:

All project start dates should be on or after October 1, 2020. All awards will be for either three or five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Each purpose area may have different eligibility requirements. For more information, please review the eligibility information under each purpose area section.

1) Federally-recognized Indian tribes.
2) Consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes.
3) Tribal designees are eligible applicants only for certain activities related to the DOJ’s Office on Violence
Against Women (OVW) and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) programs (see eligibility information for CTAS Purpose Areas 5 and 6, respectively)

Pre-Application Information:

The application period for the FY 2020 CTAS solicitation begins December 4, 2019. All applications must be submitted through Grants Management System (GMS) no later than February 25, 2020, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Applicants should submit their applications at least 72 hours prior to the application deadline.

DOJ may not make a federal award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements.

Applicants will be notified by September 1, 2020, whether their applications were selected for funding.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

All applications must be submitted through DOJ’s online Grants Management System (GMS) at:

Address information for submission of request for eligibility review:

Expedited/overnight mail:
Emily Gallas, Assistant General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Office of Justice Programs
Rm 5400
810 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the GMS Support Hotline at:
888-549-9901, option 3

CFDA Number:

16.582 -- Crime Victim Assistance/Discretionary Grants / 16.583 -- Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities / 16.587 -- Violence Against Women Discretionary Grants for Indian Tribal Governments / 16.596 -- Justice System Infrastructure Program for Indian Tribes / 16.608 -- Tribal Court Assistance Program / 16.710 -- Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants / 16.731 -- Tribal Youth Program

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