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Empowering Tetlin Youth to Succeed

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $339,398)

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 Tetlin Tribal Council will address the high dropout rates at Tetlin School by establishing the Tetlin Youth Program. The program will host a series of workshops to increase the participation of parents and guardians at Tetlin School in order to improve academic performance, decrease problem behaviors and improve the overall school culture. The Tetlin Youth Program will also develop and implement an after school program focused on cultural wellness activities and tutoring sessions. Objectives within the project will increase overall attendance rates of students at Tetlin School, educate and encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in the education of their children, and empower students to achieve their educational goals and understand the importance of traditional knowledge. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2018