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Grand Traverse Tribal Youth Truancy Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $392,035)

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) 2018 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 a series of meetings with tribal leaders in 2009, including the Justice Department's Tribal Nations Listening Session, 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 reduce juvenile delinquency and strengthen a fair and beneficial juvenile justice system response for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

The Grand Traverse Tribal Youth Truancy Program will provide community-based prevention and intervention services to tribal youth in order to reduce truancy and chronic absenteeism. This will be accomplished through a community-based truancy intervention program that will work with students and their parents to decrease truancy by 20% within their six-county service area. A primary objective will be to build enthusiasm about the importance of school attendance and how it impacts high school and GED completion. Finally, the program will provide student transportation, professional tutoring and family support to cover the gaps the student may be experiencing. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2018