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The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the FY 2015 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) for funding to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention improvements for American Indian and Alaska Native governments. DOJ’s existing Tribal government-specific programs are included in, and available through, this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation.

CTAS funding is available to address alcohol-related crime and support treatment for alcohol addiction and misuse. Funding is also available to enhance law enforcement, bolster adult and juvenile justice systems, and enhance victim services. The CTAS Purpose Areas for 2015 are:

  1. Public Safety and Community Policing (COPS)
  2. Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning (BJA)
  3. Justice Systems, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse (BJA)
  4. Corrections and Correctional Alternatives (BJA)
  5. Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program (OVW)
  6. Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (OVC)
  7. Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program (OVC)
  8. Juvenile Healing the Wellness Courts (OJJDP)
  9. Tribal Youth Program (OJJDP)

Alcohol and location monitoring can support several Purpose Areas. Tribal communities interested in seeking funding for alcohol or location monitoring technologies through this program can contact Mindy Huddleston for more information.

View and download the application and requirements. The application deadline is 9:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 24, 2014.

Mindy Huddleston

Mindy Huddleston

Mindy Huddleston joined SCRAM Systems as part of the Industry Relations team in 2012 and became director of Industry Relations in 2014. Previously, she was the president of Crux Consulting Group, a Washington, D.C.-based agency specializing in government relations, marketing, and project management. Huddleston’s career spans work with several notable organizations, including the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, the National Crime Prevention Council, the International Institute for Alcohol Awareness, and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. Huddleston earned her MBA with a marketing concentration from The George Washington University and a BS in International Business/Marketing with a minor in Psychology from The American University. She contributes On the Hill and other special interest, legislative, and government interest content for Sobering Up.

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