Why I Should Attend?

The Department of Justice (DOJ) launched the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) grant program that combined most of DOJ’s tribal government-specific grants under one solicitation. Now tribes are using these grants to enhance law enforcement, improve adult and juvenile justice systems; prevent and control juvenile delinquency; serve sexual assault, domestic violence and elder victims; and support programs to combat crime.

The DOJ focuses on several “Purpose Areas” to channel funding to priority areas such as: (1) Public Safety & Community Policing; (2) Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategy Planning; (3) Justice Systems & Alcohol and Substance Abuse; (4) Corrections and Correctional Alternatives; (5) OVW – Violence Against Women; (6) Victims of Crime; (7) Victims of Crime; (8) Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts; (9) Tribal Youth Program.

Participants are encouraged to combined this course with the Art of Grant Writing & Grant Administration course and receive a discount.

Who Should Attend?

Tribal grant writers, tribal planners, tribal courts staff, law enforcement personnel, tribal social services staff, tribal health and alcohol program staff, tribal finance and accounting staff, tribal grant and contract staff.

What Will I Learn?

  • An overview of DOJ’s CTAS grant programs
  • Information on CTAS Purpose Areas; and how your project goals can be developed to match the criteria of the “Purpose Area” you are seeking
  • How to get register and how to navigate the online Grants Management System (GMS) to submit your proposals.
  • How to develop highly-competitive grant proposals that obtain fundable scores from grant review panels
  • Tips on what grant reviewers and evaluators look for
  • How to organize a grant document
  • How to develop and create a budget document to ensure you are requesting sufficient funding for your project
  • How to identify the resources that may be applied to your proposals that require matching funds
  • How to create a realistic timeline that reflects how you propose to achieve your grant objectives
  • Receive an overview of the new requirements under OMB’s Super Circular
  • Bring your draft applications and receive free on-site consultation