Training Announcement: Accessing Grants to Strengthen Justice System Capacity Workshop – January 23-24, 2019

The United States Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative and the Bureau of Justice Assistance are pleased to announce the Accessing Grants to Strengthen Justice System Capacity Workshop. This workshop will be held January 23-24, 2019, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Travel and lodging accommodations will be provided by the Office of Legal Education.
 
Summary of training:
In Fiscal Year 2010, the Department of Justice (Department) launched its Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) in direct response to concerns raised by tribal leaders regarding the Department’s grant process and how it did not provide the flexibility tribes needed to address criminal justice and public safety needs in their communities. Through CTAS, federally-recognized tribes and tribal consortia were able, for the first time ever, to submit a single application for most of the Justice Department’s tribal grant programs. The Department designed this comprehensive approach to save time and resources and to allow tribes and the Department to gain a better understanding of the tribes’ overall public safety needs.
 
In Fiscal Year 2018, the Department awarded 236 CTAS grants to 133 American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal consortia and tribal designees. The grants provided more than $113 million to enhance law enforcement practices, and sustain crime prevention and
intervention efforts in nine purpose areas including public safety and community policing, justice systems planning, alcohol and substance abuse, corrections and correctional alternatives, violence against women, juvenile justice, and tribal youth programs.
 
This workshop is designed to provide previous and new CTAS applicants with tools and guidance that may assist with the tribe’s efforts to access grant funding and other resources to improve their justice systems. Workshop sessions will be led by Department personnel and experienced technical assistance providers and will focus on topics such as: 1) strategic planning to support a strong program design; 2) writing a proposal; 3) grant writing tips; and 4) DOJ funding opportunities and training and technical assistance resources.
 
Please complete and submit the nomination form at the following link for each of your nominees. Nominations are due by November 23, 2018.
 
The NICTI will review all nominations and will send an e-mail advising nominees of their selection on or about December 3, 2018. Selected nominees will also receive information on how to book travel and lodging.
 
In order to ensure that our records are correct, please type in the required information when completing the nomination forms. Illegible and/or incomplete forms will not be considered.