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Pojoaque Tribal Youth Program Improvement Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $277,880)

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) 2016 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 Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Youth Program (TYP) will focus primarily on education and the Pueblo’s afterschool tutoring program. That program, now serving 42 students, will expand from three to four days a week, and increase the number of tutors from four to seven. There will also be an expansion in the athletic activities which are offered, to include a new, non-combative martial arts program, proven to build both confidence and self-esteem in tribal youth, and an expansion of the cultural “hoop dancing” program which will now operate year round with expert instruction from world-class hoop dancers. The TYP will expand to include family movie nights, field trips to baseball and basketball games, and more traditional events such as “shinny games” and bi-annual potluck events where traditional cooking in the “hornos,” or outdoor ovens will take place, and the traditional Tewa language will be spoken by all tribal members.

Date Created: September 26, 2016