Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $343,047)
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) 2017 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 systems for American Indian/Alaska Native youth.
Using OJJDP funds, the Bay Mills Indian Community will continue to implement the Aandaajimo Program, which was previously funded with TYP funds. This program will continue to focus on improving pro-social behavior. Youth leaders will exhibit changes in pro-social behavior through helping others and showing concern for the rights, feelings, and welfare of other Boys & Girls Club participants and the greater community. The Bay Mills Indian Community will increase knowledge and understanding of tribal background, history, traditions, language and values of a minimum of 25 youth ages 13-18. This will be accomplished by enhancing the activities currently offered with the Native Wellness Institutes Leading the Next Generations Native Youth Leadership curriculum. Lessons include learning traditional ceremonies, teachings, and language which will help address loss of cultural identity. Through this funding, additional activities will include forming a youth council, participating in community conversations that increase knowledge of historical trauma and issues, and be introduced to traditional healing. CA/NCF