Funding and Training Opportunities from the Department of Justice

T&TA for FY2013 CTAS Solicitation

The Department of Justice staff will partner
with training and technical assistance providers to provide an interactive
workshop that addresses grant writing and strategic planning skills, with a
specific focus on how those skills can apply to the FY2013 CTAS solicitation.
Department staff will be available to provide brief purpose area overviews and
to answer questions about the solicitation. The workshop
invitation letter has additional information.

Session 1: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

When: February 6 – 7, 2013
Where: Oklahoma, OK
Preliminary Agenda

Session 2: Anchorage, Alaska

When: February 12 – 13, 2013
Where: Anchorage, AK
Preliminary Agenda

You can find more information at the webpage.

Gangs in Indian Country Training 

Date: March 19-21, 2013

Location: Fife, Washington

This training
is being offered to sworn law enforcement officers. This is a specialized
curriculum for tribal law enforcement officers who encounter gangs on the
street and for state and local officers who work with them.
Tribal law
enforcement officers will be given priority for attendance.
This class will
provide basic, entry-level training to:

Officers newly assigned to work with street gangs.

Officers with limited experience, but little formal training in street gang

Officers from small agencies for whom street gang investigation is an assigned,
but additional duty.

• Officers
who routinely work with tribal authorities.



Information & Overview of Correctional Options/Alternatives
to Incarceration

Date: January
31, 2013; 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Location: Online

The American Probation & Parole Association, in
partnership with The Pretrial Justice Institute and The National Criminal
Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College invite you to provide
input on training and professional development opportunities for tribal
community corrections personnel by participating in a web-based discussion.

Through funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance,
the above agencies will collaborate on the development of up to 10 web-based
training and professional development courses for tribal community corrections
personnel. To be reflective of the current training needs, the web discussions
will allow participants to instantly supply information on training topics via
audience polling and time-limited open forum discussions.


First Tribal
Renewable Energy Webinar of 2013 

Technical Response Team (START) and Online Education Program Update 

Date: Wednesday, January
30—Register Today!

Location: Online

The U.S. Department of
Energy’s (DOE’s) Office
of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
, Office of Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy Tribal
Energy Program
, and Western
Area Power Administration
(WAPA) are pleased to continue their joint
sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series in 2013. The series
is Intended for tribal leaders and staff who are interested in developing
commercial-scale energy projects, responding to utilities’ requests for proposals,
and learning more about the competitive power market.


Crime Data Collection and Reporting Training Course

Date: February
27 – 28, 2013

Location: Wyandotte,

The Tribal Justice
Information Sharing System (TJISS) is pleased to announce that they are
accepting registrations for a free two day Crime Data Collection and Reporting
training course. The course trains criminal
justice practitioners how to collect and report crime data by use of UCR and
NIBRS. Instruction is provided by FBI, CJIS instructors. Tribes having grant
funds with a travel budget can utilize these funds for travel to attend this
 Who may attend:

Law Enforcement
personnel, sworn or non-sworn.

attorneys and their staff members

Judges and
judicial (court) personnel

Probation and
Parole; and

Personnel working
for community based organizations that work with criminal justice agency
personnel on crime and justice issues.


Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI)


January 31, 2013; 3:15–5:15 p.m. EST



Description: BJA is pleased to announce the
release of the FY 2013 solicitation for the Byrne Criminal
Justice Innovation
program. BCJI is a part of the Obama Administration’s larger Neighborhood
Revitalization Initiative (NRI) that helps local and tribal communities develop
place-based, community-oriented strategies with coordinated federal support to
change neighborhoods of distress into neighborhoods of opportunity. BCJI is a
data-driven approach, leveraging research and innovation to identify the
drivers of crime in a location and to develop multi-faceted strategies to
reduce it. BCJI will also develop the ability of the community—through training
and technical assistance provided by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation
(LISC)—to more effectively target these issues. Applications are due March 4,

This webinar is designed to
provide potential applicants with a brief overview of:

  1. NRI
    and its centerpiece revitalization grant programs.
  2. The
    BCJI program model, including information about researcher/practitioner
    partnerships and what a successful application should include.
  3. What
    an application’s budget should include.
  4. BCJI’s
    training and technical assistance component.

Participants will also have
the opportunity to ask specific questions about the program or the application


Current Funding Opportunities for Tribal Healing to Wellness
Courts (FY 2013 Drug Courts RFP and CTAS RFP)

January 29, 2013; 2:00 pm
– 3:30 PM EST

Location: Online Webinar

Description: The Tribal Law and Policy invites interested
applicants to register for a webinar that will provide guidance and resources
concerning two current Justice Department funding opportunities (CTAS and BJA
Adult Drug Courts RFP) that could assist with funding Tribal Healing to
Wellness Courts. Representatives from the applicable Justice Department
grant-making agencies will also be available to answer questions that you may
have concerning the application process.



Technology Dangers and Risks for Youth Training 

February, 19, 2013

Location: Appleton,

course is designed to provide up-to-date information on how children are using
technology in harmful ways with a particular emphasis on cyberbullying and
sexting. Discussion will focus on prevention and response strategies that are
currently working in schools, new social networking sites being utilized,
Instant Messaging Virtual Universe (IMVU) and associated dangers, evidence
collection and working with cell phone provider companies, and effects on the

on child human trafficking will also be presented including: the grooming
process and recruiting techniques, recorded conversations with offenders, adult
interview techniques, and observing body language and greetings.

case examples and classroom exercises will be utilized throughout the course.


TYP and NDP Categorical Assistance Progress Reports (CAPR) DUE Jan
30th, 2013

All active TYP and NDP grantees are
required to submit their CAPR through GMS (
no later than January 30th. This progress report for will cover all grant
activity from July 1 – December 31, 2012. 

must use standard “Preferred Tribal CAPR Format” template

should include progress made toward each goal and objective as submitted in

must also include separate attachment containing data on mandatory performance
measures submitted into an online reporting tool called the Data Collection
Technical Assistance Tool (DCTAT).

you have problems uploading your Progress Report into GMS,
please contact your Program Manager or contact the GMS Helpdesk at

 For more
information, see the Tips for writing a Progress Report document as well as get
the preferred CAPR format forms at

More Funding Opportunities

BJA FY 13 Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring and Transitional
Services for Successful Reentry Program Grant

Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance

Description: The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides comprehensive
responses to the increasing number of incarcerated adults who are released from
prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities.
There are currently over 2.3 million individuals serving time in our federal
and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through local jails every
year. Ninety-five percent of all offenders incarcerated today will eventually
be released and will return to communities. The coordination of reentry
services for members of Native American tribes is even more complex given that
they can return from federal, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), state, local, and
tribal facilities. Programs funded under the Second Chance Act help ensure that
the transition individuals make from prison and jail to the community is
successful and promotes public safety. Section 211 of the Act authorizes grants
to nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes that may be
used for mentoring programs to promote the safe and successful reintegration
into the community of adults who have been incarcerated. 

Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally
recognized), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than
institutions of higher education, Others (see text field entitled
“Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)

For more info: