Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $500,792)
The Justice Department's grant-making components have created a streamlined approach for federally recognized Tribes, Tribal consortia, Alaska Native villages and corporations, as well as authorized tribal designees to apply for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 funding opportunities. The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) serves as a single solicitation for existing tribal government-specific grant programs administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The CTAS solicitation is designed to assist tribes with addressing crime and public safety issues in a comprehensive manner. The CTAS grant-application process was inspired by and developed after consultation with tribal leaders, including sessions at the Justice Department's Tribal Nations Listening Session in 2009, and has been updated based on continued tribal consultations and listening sessions.
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (LEKT) aims to reduce juvenile delinquency and to strengthen the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal juvenile justice system for their tribal and other American Indian youth. The Tribe plans to incorporate its current programs and funding with funding available through CTAS Purpose Area #10 to fully implement a plan which will engage at-risk Tribal youth in activities centered on cultural preservation, land reclamation, green/sustainable Tribal traditions - focusing on Tribal youth with chronic truancy or at risk of dropping out of school. The LEKT project is designed and will be implemented to coordinate and mesh well with existing cultural and Tribal Court programs. This includes the Klallam Dance and Drum Group, Cultural Night (a night where tribal members gather to devote time and attention to cultural activities) and the LEKT Family Healing Court. LEKT will monitor progress by compiling, tracking and analyzing data. CA/NCF