The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Is Open!

The Justice Department is pleased to announce that the Fiscal Year 2012 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) is now available at the Tribal Justice and Safety website (www.justice.gov/tribal). The CTAS combines most of DOJ’s available tribal government-specific competitive grant programs into one comprehensive grant solicitation, to support improvements to public safety, victim services, and crime prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Technical assistance and training opportunities are also posted on the website to assist with completing the application process.


“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. 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.”
Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli


More than $101.4 million is available through the 2012 CTAS. Tribes are encouraged to use this funding to do the following:

  • Conduct comprehensive planning
  • Enhance law enforcement
  • Bolster justice systems
  • Support tribal efforts to prevent and control juvenile delinquency
  • Strengthen the juvenile justice system
  • Prevent youth substance abuse
  • Serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Support other crime-fighting efforts 

CTAS is a critical part of the Justice Department’s ongoing initiative to increase engagement, coordination, and action on public safety issues in tribal communities. This is the third year for CTAS, which provides tribal governments and tribal consortia with a single application to reach all of the Department’s grant-making components, including the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the Office of Justice Programs, and the Office on Violence Against Women. It allows these grant-making components to assess the totality of the public safety needs of each tribe or tribal consortium. The FY2012 CTAS reflects improvements we developed based on your feedback during tribal consultations and listening sessions, from a specially developed assessment tool about the application experience, and from written comments from applicants and grantees.

FY2012 CTAS enhancements include the following:

  • A new strategic planning pilot program
  • A question and answer template option
  • Adjustments to purpose areas to allow for greater flexibility in funding requests
  • A request for data on tribe demographics to better capture and describe the unique characteristics of each tribe

Read the solicitation Icon: PDF Document to learn all the specifics of this open program. The CTAS 2012 fact sheet Icon: PDF Document further describes the programs available.

This web page includes step-by-step procedures on how to apply at the Tribal Justice and Safety website: www.justice.gov/tribal/apply.html

This year all applications should go through the DOJ’s Community Partnerships Grants Management System (CPGMS), https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov/gmsexternal/login.do, a website that houses samples of all the documents necessary to apply to the solicitation. Here you can peruse and study the solicitation and all of the forms to be completed during the application process.

  • Community Partnerships Grants Management System (CPGMS) began accepting electronic applications on Monday, January 23, 2012.
  • Federally recognized tribes may apply until 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Important Warning! Each tribe or tribal consortium will be allowed only one application submission. You can revise an application in CPGMS up until the application deadline, April 18, 2012. Please note that only one application per tribe, and only the final version of an application submitted in CPGMS, will be considered in the review process.

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