Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $416,032)
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. Under Purpose Area 9, Tribal Youth Program, OJJDP seeks to 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 funding in this purpose area is made available to enable tribes to create, expand, or strengthen approaches along the juvenile justice continuum that can range from prevention to intervention and treatment. Under Category 2, funding supports tribes that propose to continue or enhance an existing OJJDP-funded youth program. Funding for this activity is intended for current grantees who have developed and are implementing a successful youth program that they would like to expand or extend.
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Youth Services Waaniigaanzijik Department will use funding to continue their culturally based prevention program to promote cultural identity and increase protective factors and academic success for LTBB youth. The goal of the program is to provide culturally relevant, collaborative educational programming for tribal youth, resulting in positive choices for a stronger community. The afterschool program provides healthy activities, academic support, mentorship, and seasonal cultural teachings. CA/NCF