Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $282,657)
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 Bay Mills Indian Community Boys & Girls Club will incorporate various components of previously offered programs that have proved effective with past Club members. The program will offer a renewed focus on older youth (ages 13 - 17) who tend to lose interest in canned programs. This includes a broader approach to address the most pressing issues of tribal community youth. The teaching of the 7 Grandfathers will be incorporated into the program to introduce and reinforce culturally specific and relevant teachings. The Aandaajimo program will use various components of proven diversion, prevention, and skill building programs. To entice participation of the target population, the Aandaajimo program will offer outings such as canoeing/kayaking, camping, hiking, water park attendance, etc. These events will act as reinforcement and rewards for ongoing program participation.