The COPS Office is pleased to announce the awarding of 86 FY2013 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) grants for approximately $26 million.
In 2013, through the CTAS program, COPS made 86 awards in the amount of $26,342,389 to Tribes or Tribal consortia to support the hiring and equipment and training needs of Tribal jurisdictions.
This year, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services partnered with the Office of Justice of Programs and the Office on Violence Against Women to award over $90 million to American Indian and Alaska Native communities to enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, prevent youth substance abuse, address violence against women, serve crime victims, and support other efforts to combat crime.
For more information about the Fiscal Year 2013 awards, please visit the Tribal Justice and Safety Website.
Under CTAS, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) offered funding through Purpose Area #1: Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) Hiring and Equipment/Training. Purpose Area #1 is designed to expand the implementation of community policing and meet the most serious needs of law enforcement in Tribal Nations through a broadened comprehensive program. The funding can be used to hire or re-hire career law enforcement officers and Village Public Safety Officers as well as procure basic equipment and training to assist in the initiation or enhancement of Tribal community policing efforts.
The COPS Office is pleased to announce the availability of a variety of training opportunities specifically for recipients of the COPS Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) and the tribal community. The COPS Office provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to implement and enhance justice system efforts, particularly in the Tribal law enforcement field. For more information, please click here on Tribal Law Enforcement Community Policing Resources.
With updates to the COPS Grant Management System, there are new instructions for accepting your COPS Grant Award. Your COPS Grant Award Package will be available electronically on the COPS Agency Portal by early October. The Government Executive (Financial Official) must sign the Award Document to officially accept the grant. Once your COPS Grant Award Package is available you will have 90 days from the date listed on the notification of approval to sign and submit the Award Document. For step-by-step instructions on setting up your User Account and E-Signature please refer to the Grants Management User Manual below. If you have any questions or require assistance, you may reach out to the COPS Office Response Center or your Grant Program Specialist at 1.800.421.6770 or askCopsRC@usdoj.gov.
|2013 Grant Owner's Manual|
|Indirect Cost Fact Sheet|
|Grant Award Package|
|2013 Award List|
|Tribal Community Policing Resources Info Sheet|
|Tribal Justice & Safety Website|