Justice Department seeks funding to federally-recognized tribes Public safety initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Jan. 18 that the comprehensive grant solicitation for funding to support improvements to public safety, victim services and crime prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native communities was posted at www.justice.gov/tribal/open-sol.html. All materials are now accessible for review. The Community Partnerships Grants Management System began accepting electronic applications on Jan. 23.

"We are committed to helping strengthen and sustain safe and healthy American Indian and Alaska Native communities with a funding process that is responsive and coordinated," said Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli. "This effort to streamline the grant application process, with multiple purpose areas, offers tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to develop a comprehensive and community-based approach to public safety and support for victims."

A total of more than $101.4 million is available through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) and is administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The funding can be used to conduct comprehensive planning, enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, support and enhance tribal efforts to prevent and control delinquency and strengthen the juvenile justice system, prevent youth substance abuse, serve victims of crimes like domestic violence and sexual assault, and support other efforts to combat crimes. To view the fact sheet on the FY 2012 CTAS, visit www.justice.gov//tribal/ctas2012/ctas-factsheet.pdf

The deadline for submitting applications in response to this grant announcement is 9 p.m. EST on April 18.

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