Tribal Funding Opportunities with the U.S. Department of Justice

The Department of Justice has posted a number of new grant funding opportunities open to federally-recognized tribes, tribal consortia and Alaska Native villages. Each funding opportunity is listed by bureau/office below:

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Bureau of Justice Assistance funding opportunities:

National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

SAKI supports the Department’s criminal justice priorities of reducing violent crime and supporting law enforcement officers and prosecutors by: (1) providing jurisdictions with resources to address sexual assault kits (SAKs) in their custody that have not been submitted to a forensic laboratory for testing by Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)-eligible DNA methodologies; (2) improving investigation and prosecution in connection with evidence and cases resulting from the testing process; and (3) providing sites with resources to collect DNA samples from qualifying individuals who should have a sample in CODIS (based on the type and time of the offense in relation to applicable state law), but from whom a sample has never been collected or submitted to a laboratory for testing. As part of this work, BJA will provide investigators with assistance in how to more effectively question subjects, which could provide stronger investigative leads and build stronger prosecutions, which in turn could help solve more crimes.

For more information, please visit their website.

Applications Due: April 9, 2019

BJA Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiative FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

BJA provides a range of training and technical assistance resources and information to the field and financial support via competitive grants. This solicitation seeks providers to support both Adult Drug Court (ADC) and Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Program grantees. ADC TTA providers for all categories in this solicitation are expected to participate in an ADC TTA collaborative to work together to assist states, veterans, tribes, and local justice system officials and treatment professionals to implement evidence-based drug court practices.

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Applications Due: April 16, 2019

Innovative Prosecution Solutions for Combating Violent Crime FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

The purpose of this program is to provide state, local, and tribal prosecutors with information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) to develop effective strategies and programs to address and prosecute individuals who commit violent crime. Prosecutors are leaders within the criminal justice system and possess an enormous responsibility within the criminal justice system. Accordingly, they are well-positioned to bring the police, community, and local agencies together to combat violent crime in their jurisdictions. The Innovative Prosecution Solutions Program encourages prosecutors to use data in the development of their violent crime strategies and programs. As such, it builds upon analysis-driven, promising practices, and evidence-based prosecution by encouraging state, local, and tribal prosecutorial agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions.

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Applications Due: April 16, 2019

Adult Drug Court (ADC) FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

The ADC Discretionary Grant Program provides financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts and veterans treatment courts. BJA is accepting applications for FY 2019 grants to either establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court programs using evidence-based principles and practices. BJA also supports courts that integrate the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards (drug court standards) into existing drug court services.

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Applications Due: April 16, 2019

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Office for Victims of Crime funding opportunity:

Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking FY 2018 Competitive Grant Solicitation

This program is designed to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist minor (under the age of 18) victims of human trafficking. Organizations funded under this program will provide (directly and through partnerships) a comprehensive array of services that minor victims of human trafficking often require to address their needs for safety, security, and healing. Funded applicants will be expected to serve minor victims of both labor trafficking and sex trafficking. OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on Feb. 20, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Register here. Apply by April 4, 2019

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Applications Due: April 4, 2019

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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funding opportunities:

FY 2019 Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program

This demonstration program will provide funding to support implementation of the principles outlined in the Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities guide. In general, funds may be used to cover costs associated with ensuring that the facility is prepared to maintain efficient continuation of operations, the reduction of risk to the physical plant, and, most importantly, the safety and well-being of youth and staff in juvenile justice residential facilities. Emergencies, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, and floods, can occur anytime and anywhere. All juvenile justice residential facilities need plans to prepare for, respond to, and recover from these emergencies to restore essential services and operations following an emergency. Other common emergencies include wildfires, hazardous material spills, extreme heat and cold, tsunamis, landslides, terrorist threats, civil unrest, nuclear accidents, aircraft accidents, war-related disasters, utility failures, hostage crises, bomb threats, and public health and medical emergencies.

For more information, please visit their website.

Applications Due: April 22, 2019

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National Institute of Justice funding opportunity:

Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking FY 2018 Competitive Grant Solicitation

This program is designed to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist minor (under the age of 18) victims of human trafficking. Organizations funded under this program will provide (directly and through partnerships) a comprehensive array of services that minor victims of human trafficking often require to address their needs for safety, security, and healing. Funded applicants will be expected to serve minor victims of both labor trafficking and sex trafficking. OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on Feb. 20, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Register at https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=3e7add64-622ec418-3e7aec5b-0cc47adc5f.... Apply by April 4, 2019

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Applications Due: April 4, 2019

For a complete listing of open BJA, OVC, OJJDP, NIJ and other Office of Justice Programs funding opportunities, visit their website.