Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $499,530)
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) 2014 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. This program is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-76; 128 Stat. 5, 65.
The Siletz Tribe is applying for funding to provide prevention and intervention services for youth ages 8 to 17 and their families who are at risk for behavioral or emotional problems. Services funded by this project will be based in the Siletz community with efforts to involve Tribal Youth from the Willamette valley through the tribes in the Eugene, Salem, and Portland area offices. Of the nearly 550 tribal youth ages 8 through 17 living in the 11 county service area, this project will serve at least 125 at risk youth and their families. In order to reach the largest number of at-risk Siletz Tribal youth, the proposed TYP program will partner with a variety of Tribal programs that currently provide services to these youth. TYP staff will partner Indian Child Welfare, Behavioral Health, Housing, Natural Resources, Culture and Education, both in Siletz and the Willamette Valley offices, to provide an experiential education program for Tribal youth ages 8-17. This program will collaborate with youth-serving departments and agencies to reduce Siletz tribal youth substance abuse and delinquency through experiential education activities. provide leadership opportunities to at-risk youth, provide opportunities for at-risk youth to develop connectedness to family, Tribal culture, Tribal land and the Tribal community through service learning projects. The program will also increase the tribe's capacity to deliver mental health services to at-risk youth.