Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $440,923)
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) 2013 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 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides awards under CTAS Purpose Area 9--Tribal Youth Program (TYP) to federally recognized tribes to develop and implement programs that support and enhance Tribal efforts to prevent and control juvenile delinquency and strengthen juvenile justice system for American Indian/Alaska Native youth.
The Native Village of Barrow proposes to implement a series of tribal youth programs with the aim of reconnecting at-risk youth with their families. The key activities to be provided through this tribal youth program include: Eskimo Dance for family and kinship, Singspiration for family and kinship, and Mentor Circles. In addition, funding will be used to support a Juvenile Program Coordinator. The program coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the healthy Tribal activities listed above or other relevant cultural activities by preparing a meeting place for each activity, recruiting activity leaders, and by preparing a supply purchase. The goals of the program include reconnecting at-risk youth with their family- this includes creating events to unite parent/guardians with youth, the creation of "Healthy Tribal Activity Manual", revising the current Juvenile Court Program handbooks and creating a healthy tribal activities website for the community. The program will also recruit community members with traditional knowledge for events, schedule events/craft workshops and family potlucks, deliver Prime for Life alcohol/substance program and provide Prime for Life training and recertification to Program Coordinator.