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Funding Opportunities

Our goal here is to list current tribal court and justice funding opportunities from other websites and agencies found online. The best way to accomplish such an objective is to link to other sites which are updated continually. You will undoubtedly notice that some of these links will cover more than one type of funding opportunity. Please be sure to check these links periodically as new information is constantly being added and revised. By all means, keep in mind that this is not a complete listing of funding sources and that other sources must be searched as well for funding opportunities.

Most sites list eligibility requirements, funding objectives and deadlines. In addition, many allow you to download and apply directly online or provide contact information on their sites for obtaining application kits.

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Grant Program for Multisystem Decisionmaking Training and Technical Assistance Project

Grant Program for National Training and Technical Assistance Program for Tribal Youth Grantees, American Indian Tribes, and Alaska Native Communities

Fund Planning for Substance Abuse Treatment in American Indian, Alaska Native and Rural Communities

Grant Program to Help Tribal Communities Establish Mental Health Courts

Tribal Technology and Information Sharing Outreach Program

Grants Program for Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative (SWBPI)


Grant Program for Multisystem Decisionmaking Training and Technical Assistance Project

 

Closing Date:
August 19, 2002

Amount:
Applicants may apply for up to $1,472,000 for the 24-month budget and
project period as a one-time award.

Eligible Applicants:
OJJDP invites applications from public and private agencies, organizations,
institutions, and individuals experienced in TTA.

Summary:
The purpose of the Multisystem Decisionmaking Training and Technical
Assistance (MSDMTTA) Project is to build capacity in
communities, initially and primarily Safe Start initiative communities, to
collaboratively conduct a comprehensive, data-driven, decisionmaking
model for improving services and systems for agencies serving children
exposed to violence and their families.

For Detailed Information Go To:
http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/sl000480.pdf


Grant Program for National Training and Technical Assistance Program for Tribal Youth Grantees, American Indian Tribes, and Alaska Native Communities

 

Closing Date:
September 3, 2002

Amount:

Eligible Applicants:

Summary:
The purpose of the National Training and Technical Assistance Program for
Tribal Youth Program Grantees, American Indian Tribes, and
Alaska Native Communities  is to provide training and technical assistance
to the grantees of the Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Tribal Youth Program (TYP); American
Indian tribes, as defined in 25 U.S.C. 450(b)e; and Alaska Native
communities.  The recipient of this award will provide training and
technical assistance to enhance the capacity of Tribal Youth Program
grantees and American Indian and Alaska Native communities to develop and implement comprehensive systemwide  approaches that prevent, reduce, and control juvenile delinquency, thereby increasing the overall safety of tribal communities.

For Detailed Information Go To:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-18205-filed


Fund Planning for Substance Abuse Treatment in American Indian, Alaska Native and Rural Communities

 

Closing Date:
September 10, 2002

Amount:
It is expected that approximately $1.5 million in funding will be available in fiscal year 2003 to fund approximately 6 grants of not more than $250,000 each for a period of up to 18 months. SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) will administer these grants.

Eligible Applicants:
Domestic public and private nonprofit entities may apply. These include: community-based organizations, tribes, tribal governments or other tribal authorities, colleges and universities, faith-based organizations, provider and consumer groups and health care organizations.

Summary:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing the availability of funding for grants to support community-based planning to develop a local plan for substance abuse treatment for American Indian, Alaskan Native and rural communities. It is expected that approximately $1.5 million in funding will be available in fiscal year 2003 to fund approximately 6 grants of not more than $250,000 each for a period of up to 18 months. SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) will administer these grants. The program is designed to develop and strengthen local infrastructure and capabilities in communities that have not previously received SAMHSA/CSAT grants. Grant funds are not available to support direct treatment services. These are planning grants for community services and may not be used to plan or implement services to incarcerated persons.

For Detailed Information Go To:
Guidance for Applicants (GFA No. TI 03-004) American Indian Native and Rural Communities Planning Programs is available from SAMHSA's  web site at www.samhsa.gov or by phone at 1-800-729-6686.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions on program issues should contact Maria E. Burns at 301-443-7611 or mburns@samhsa.gov. Queries on grants management issues should be directed to Steve Hudak at 301-443-9666 or shudak@samhsa.gov.


Grant Program to Help Tribal Communities Establish Mental Health Courts

 

Closing Date:
September 13, 2002

Amount:
There are 20 awards of up to $150,000.  Award amounts will vary depending on the types of services to be provided and the number of victims anticipated to be served.  The award period will be for 12 months.  

Eligible Applicants:
States, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments may apply for funding under this initiative. Grantees must provide a minimum 25-percent match, which can be cash, in kind, or a combination of the two.

Summary:
The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in coordination with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is administering the Mental Health Courts Program. This program will fund projects that seek to mobilize communities to implement innovative, collaborative efforts that bring systemwide improvements to the way the needs of adult offenders with mental disabilities or illnesses are addressed.

Community involvement should include the educational system, recreational program, mental health system, drug/alcohol treatment programs, employment services, and housing assistance. The goal of this grant program is to decrease the frequency of contact with the criminal justice system by improving a client's social functioning through stable employment, housing, treatment, and support services.

BJA is looking to fund projects that include:

  • Continuing judicial supervision�including periodic review�over preliminarily qualified offenders with mental illness, mental retardation, or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders who are charged with misdemeanors and/or nonviolent offenses.
  • The coordinated delivery of services, which includes:

     

    • Specialized training of criminal justice personnel to enable them to identify and address the unique needs of offenders who are mentally ill or mentally retarded.
    • Voluntary outpatient or inpatient mental health treatment, in the least restrictive manner appropriate as determined by the court, that carries with it the possibility of dismissal of charges or reduced sentencing on successful completion of treatment.
    • Centralized case management involving the consolidation of cases that involve mentally ill or mentally disabled defendants (including probation violations) and the coordination of all mental health treatment plans and social services, including life-skills training, placement, health care, and relapse prevention for each participant who requires such services.
    • Continuing supervision of treatment plan compliance for a term not to exceed the maximum allowable sentence or probation for the charged or relevant offense and, to the extent practicable, continuity of psychiatric care at the end of the supervised period.

For Detailed Information Go To:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/mentalhealth.html


Tribal Technology and Information Sharing Outreach Program

 

Closing Date:
September 13, 2002

Amount:
There is one award of up to $500,000   The award period will be for a minimum of 18 months.  

Eligible Applicants:
The applying organization must have demonstrated experience working with Indian tribes and tribal justice information management systems.

Summary:

Urban and rural jurisdictions across the country have taken advantage of new technological innovations by acquiring products that enhance their ability to improve information management and sharing among justice system agencies. In Indian Country, where unemployment is high and economies have been hard pressed, the remoteness of many tribal communities has restricted their opportunity to learn about and obtain new technology.

The Tribal Technology and Information Sharing Outreach Program is designed to (1) enhance communication with tribal governments about technological advancements in tribal jurisdictions and (2) provide tools to tribal governments that will help them either establish an integrated information management system or enhance an existing system. The goal of the program is to provide up-to-date information on assessment protocols, products, and systems that are having a positive impact. Elements of the program include:

For Detailed Information Go To:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/tribaltech_info_outreach.html


Grants Program for Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative (SWBPI)

Closing Date:
November 30, 2002

Amount:
Approximately $50 million in funding will be available 

Eligible Applicants: 
State, county, parish, tribal, and municipal governments in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas are eligible for SWBPI funds.

Agency/Department:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

Summary:
The Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative (SWBPI) assists state, county, parish, tribal, and municipal governments in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas with the costs associated with prosecuting drug and related criminal cases that by local U.S. Attorneys' offices have declined. Allowable expenses include those for court costs, courtroom technology, the building of holding spaces, administrative staff, indigent defense costs, and detention costs. Each state will also receive a one-time grant to support court integration initiatives.

How to Apply: 
The entire application and payment process will occur over the Internet. BJA plans to open the SWBPI application system on October 1, 2002, and applications must be submitted by November 30, 2002.

For Detailed Information Go To: 
Bob Watkins, Program Manager
Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, DC 20531
202-514-3447
Fax: 202-616-0314
E-mail: WatkinsR@ojp.usdoj.gov

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