Why I Should Attend?

The federal government grant deadline “Rush Hour” traditionally runs from December 1st through March 31st; nonetheless, grant writing is a marathon–not a sprint. While there are millions of dollars in grants available, the tribes that are the most successful at winning grants recognize that grant writing is about effective program development, implementation and management–not just a pursuit for grant dollars.

This course will help you to develop a realistic and justifiable budget to make sure your tribe is not “saddled” with having to fund your new projects. Many federal grant programs require a “match”. We will provide you with creative solutions to help you meet the grant matching requirements. Federal agencies also require some evidence of community planning.

CTAS Overview

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:

  • Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
  • Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA)
  • Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
  • Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison (OIPL)
  • Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
  • Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ)
  • Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and
  • Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Our instructors have years of experience in developing and writing successful grants; and participating on federal grant evaluation teams. They will guide you through the federal process of registering your organizations, collecting and organizing pertinent documents, and developing grant proposals that will meet your community’s needs. Let KIVA Institute’s grant writing experts help you simplify the complex process of developing competitive grant proposals, and give your tribe an edge in these challenging times of “across-the-board” budget cuts.

Who Should Attend?

This interactive two-day workshop is designed for novice and experienced tribal grant writers, tribal planners, tribal officials, program directors and managers, tribal administrators, planners and tribal nonprofits in mind. It is intended to reach tribal governments, tribal organizations, and non-profit organizations.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to develop highly-competitive grant proposals that obtain fundable scores from grant review panels.
  • How to organize a grant document.
  • How to align your tribe’s budgetary and administrative capacity with available grants, so as not to pursue program funds that are difficult to match or implement.
  • Methods for researching and analyzing NOFAs and RFPs.
  • Techniques for building and utilizing partnerships and coalitions and leveraging influential supporters.
  • How to develop a culturally responsive project.
  • How to develop and create a budget document to ensure you are requesting sufficient funding for your project.
  • How to create the best verbiage for strong & convincing tribal resolutions, letters of support, and letters of commitment.
  • 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.