Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $503,428)
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.
Using OJJDP funds, the Quileute Tribe will hire two full-time staff dedicated to the organization and operation of a comprehensive youth program. Full-time staffing will allow the project to develop and coordinate a comprehensive program offering opportunities for tribal youth year-around. The Quileute Tribal Youth Program will provide opportunities for improving academic success, participation in cultural activities, and participation in athletic and other events and activities. Activities proposed include: After school programs for academic support; Post-secondary education awareness activities for college and vocational programs; drug and alcohol awareness education integrated into activities; organized athletic events for basketball, baseball, and softball; cultural activities, including carving, weaving, and drum making; and canoeing and canoe journey activities.