Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $349,441)
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.
The Quileute Tribal Youth Program provides afterschool support and activities and is responsible for the operations of the Quileute Teen Center. The Teen Center is open until 8pm Monday-Friday and Saturdays from 10am-6pm, providing a safe space for our youth to work on their homework, receive tutoring, interact with friends, and participate in a variety of drug and alcohol free activities: basketball, air hockey, ping pong, video games, movie nights, board games, art, cultural learning, youth council meetings, etc. The Tribal Youth Program also encourages participation in community events and activities by promoting and providing transportation. Trips and activities are offered as incentives to encourage youth to do well in school and life including opportunities for youth to attend college tours, a service that was previously provided by the Youth and Family Intervention program. The Tribal Youth Program works with community partners and volunteers to offer regular educational, cultural, and recreational activities to our youth. As the primary program responsible for providing youth with afterschool services, the Tribal Youth Program is integral to the success and well-being of Quileute youth. CA/NCF