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SIHC's Academic Success Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $391,914)

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 development after a 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 reduce juvenile delinquency and strengthen a fair and beneficial juvenile justice system response for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

Southern Indian Health Council's Academic Success Project will provide prevention services through the already-established Boys & Girls Club of Kumeyaay Nation Wellness and with the hiring of a Youth Programs Academic Success Liaison. The program will provide tutoring and teach better study skills and habits for youth ages 5-14. The program will also seek assistance from the Kumeyaay Family Services Department for additional support in addressing emotional and defiant behaviors in students. The overall goals of the program are to increase grades to meet school district requirements and decrease juvenile delinquency. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2018