Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $339,053)
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) 2016 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 system for American Indian/Alaska Native youth.
The Stillaguamish Tribe will provide preventive services to reduce risk factors for delinquency and substance/alcohol abuse. The program will ensure that the youth are provided opportunities to interact with great role-models and get in touch with their culture that ties them to a past of perseverance. Bringing them confidence in who they are in this modern day world, and to share that pride with their class-mates and friends. The program will be reaching out to engage youth and their families through cultural activities such as canoe journey, carving, native horticulture, language, making of ceremonial clothing, hunting, fishing, and camping. The program will build on its local resources and partnerships that include the tribal council, elders, tribal leaders, and other tribal members. Their two main goals are to 1) create a community of youth who have a positive self-image free of substance/alcohol use, and 2) create a healthy relationship between law enforcement and youth. CA/NCF