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Funding Opportunity

Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program

Contact: Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035 or via e-mail to

Deadline: 05/31/2012



The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)


The goal of the Tribal Justice System Capacity Building TTA Program is to strengthen tribal governments’ ability to plan, implement, and enhance tribal justice systems to be able to prevent, control, and investigate crime; to effectively administer justice; and to meet the needs of the community. The FY 2012 Tribal Justice System Capacity Building TTA Program will focus on funding national TTA efforts within five categories: enhancing tribal and state collaborations; comprehensive strategic planning; building tribal capacity to plan, develop, or enhance diversion and community corrections capacity; enhancing tribal justice information sharing efforts; and other tribal justice system capacity building TTA efforts.

Eligible Entities

Applicants are limited to tribal and non-tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations; faith-based and community organizations; institutions of higher learning (including tribal colleges and universities); and consortiums with demonstrated national-level and onsite experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Award Info

The Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program is a comprehensive approach by BJA to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to build capacity and enhance functioning of tribal justice systems. TTA awards will be funded through Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Appropriations Act of 2012, Pub. L. No. 112-55, 125 Stat. 552, 616.

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