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16.731 Tribal Youth Program

FEDERAL AGENCY:

OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

AUTHORIZATION:

Departments of Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, Public Law 105-277.
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To support and enhance tribal efforts for comprehensive delinquency prevention, control, and juvenile justice system improvement for Native American youth.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

To reduce, control, and prevent crime both by and against tribal youth; to provide interventions for court- involved tribal youth; to improve tribal juvenile justice systems; and to provide prevention programs focusing on alcohol and drugs.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Applications are only invited from Federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Native villages, however, tribes and villages may partner with others as applicable. If partnering with others, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) should be submitted with the application. Additionally, one tribe should be chosen as the primary agency for funding and reporting purposes. Only tribal governments and tribal organizations that have a tribal resolution sharing the endorsement of the tribal government are eligible to apply. A tribal resolution must be included with the application.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   All Federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Native villages.

Credentials/Documentation:   Each applicant must submit a completed application, including signed assurances that it will comply with statutory and administrative requirements.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   Applicants must submit a completed application form and other information outlined in the Application Kit to the Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications.

Award Procedure:   A letter with copies of the grant award are sent to the applicant tribe upon approval by the Office of Justice Programs. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.

Deadlines:   Consult the Application Kit or contact the State and Tribal Assistance Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the Office of Justice Programs for application deadlines. Telephone: (202) 307-5924.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Applications will generally be approved within 45-60 days of receipt of a complete application.

Appeals:   Hearing and appeal procedures will follow 28 CFR, Part 18, of the Department of Justice Regulations.

Renewals:   Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Awards are made for 36 months.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Quarterly financial and semiannually progress reports are required.

Audits:   All tribes that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended. These audits are due to the Office of the Comptroller and the Federal Audit Clearinghouse no later than thirteen (13) months after the close of each fiscal year during the term of the award (for fiscal years beginning on/after July 1, 1998, audit report packages are due nine (9) months after the close of the fiscal year.

Records:   In accordance with the requirement set forth in 28 CFR, Parts 66 and 70, grantees must maintain all financial reports and other supporting documents pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   15-0405-0-1-754.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $10,450,274; FY 02 est $24,650,164; and FY 03 est $12,472,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:   Not available.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Not Applicable.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

OJP Financial Guide.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:  
James Antal U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW , Washington,
District of Columbia 20531
Phone: (202) 514-1289

Web Site Address:  
http://www.ojjdp.gov/

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not Applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Applicants will be evaluated and rated by a modified peer review process according to prescribed selection criteria.

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