Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $362,812)
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 Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin will use grant funds to operate a program to address habitual absenteeism, delinquency, and gang activity through culturally relevant and education-focused prevention and intervention strategies. The program will continue to implement the 15 credit high school diploma program for youth ages 15-18 and will develop school intervention groups and afterschool programming for youth ages 10-14. The in-school intervention program and afterschool program for grades 5-8 will consist of social and emotional activities that assist program involved youth with better understanding their behavioral triggers, and to help develop healthy coping and conflict resolution skills. It will also allow them to participate in afterschool activities such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), theater, and art.