Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages – Mold Remediation and Prevention

Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages – Mold Remediation and Prevention – Today’s posting provides information and instructions for a second round of funding for mold remediation and prevention under what had been identified as Category Two grants in the fiscal year (FY) 2014 ICDBG Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). It announces the availability of approximately $12,400,000 for mold remediation and prevention in and on housing units owned or operated by tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) or assisted with HUD funding. This Notice is comprised of both the Policy Requirements and General Section (General Section) to HUD’s FY2015 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs posted on http://www.grants.gov/ and this program section to the NOFA. HUD’s ICDBG program is authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and the ICDBG program regulations at 24 CFR Part 1003. In addition to the application requirements set forth in this document, applicants must also comply with applicable requirements established in the General Section. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 22, 2015.

Leave a comment

Filed under Funding Opportunities

Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement

Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement – BJA’s Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) grants enhance tribal justice systems and improve access to those systems. Targeted to non-profit organizations as defined in the eligibility section on the title page, the grants serve to strengthen and improve the representation of low-income tribal members who are litigants in civil causes of action and all indigent defendants in criminal proceedings under the jurisdiction of Indian tribes. Finally, a third category funds training and technical assistance (TTA) that supports the development and enhancement of tribal justice systems. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 09, 2015.

Leave a comment

Filed under Funding Opportunities

Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement

Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement – There are currently over 2.2 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through tribal and local jails every year. Ninety-five percent of all people incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The coordination of reentry of 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. The Second Chance Act helps to ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. The Second Chance Act grant funding is designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry and recidivism reduction. “Reentry” is not a specific program, but rather a process that starts when an individual is initially incarcerated and ends when he or she has been successfully reintegrated in the community as a law-abiding citizen. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 11, 2015.

Leave a comment

Filed under Funding Opportunities

BJA FY 2015 PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish “Zero Tolerance” Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities

BJA FY 2015 PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish “Zero Tolerance” Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities – In FY 2013 the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the 2011-2012 findings from the most recent surveys of jail and prison inmates about incidences of sexual victimization.1 Based on this information, 4.0 percent of state and federal prison inmates, and 3.2 percent of jail inmates within the United States, reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another inmate or facility staff in the past 12 months or since admission to the facility.2 In juvenile facilities, the numbers were even more troubling. An estimated 9.5 percent of adjudicated youth in state juvenile facilities and state contract facilities (representing 1,720 youth nationwide) reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another youth or staff in the past 12 months or since admission, if less than 12 months.3 On June 20, 2012, DOJ published the Final Rule creating standards as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The standards apply to adult prisons and jails, juvenile correctional facilities, police lockups, and community residential centers. The standards, which took effect on August 20, 2012, seek to prevent sexual abuse and to reduce the harm that it causes. The standards are grouped into 11 categories: prevention planning, responsive planning, training and education, screening for risk of sexual victimization and abusiveness, reporting, official response following an inmate report, investigations, discipline, medical and mental care, data collection and review, and audits. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 10, 2015.

Leave a comment

Filed under Funding Opportunities

OJJDP FY 2015 Juvenile Drug Courts Addressing Systematic Barriers Program

OJJDP FY 2015 Juvenile Drug Courts Addressing Systematic Barriers Program – The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) envisions a nation where our children are healthy, educated, and free from violence. If they come into contact with the juvenile justice system, the contact should be rare, fair, and beneficial to them. To meet this vision, this program will focus on increasing the effectiveness of juvenile drug courts by: (1) supporting programs or strategies that recognize and engage the family as a valued partner in all components of the program; (2) supporting local training programs or teams that educate practitioners and their families to meet the needs of the adolescent client and include adolescent brain development, integrated treatment, trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and strong judicial interaction; (3) supporting the development of local programs that will engage stakeholders and build or enhance partnerships among judges, representatives from behavioral health treatment programs, juvenile justice, social services, school and vocational training programs, law enforcement, probation, prosecution, defense, and community organizations; (4) supporting existing juvenile drug courts to monitor and evaluate current practices to develop strategies to create policies and procedures that will address and provide solutions to identified local barriers and (5) developing and implementing data management systems, including disaggregated data by race and ethnicity of participants. OJJDP will make awards to currently operating juvenile drug courts to enhance their capacity to address barriers they encounter as they provide services to youth. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 02, 2015.

Leave a comment

Filed under Funding Opportunities, Tribal Drug Courts

OVC FY 2015 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking

OVC FY 2015 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking – OVC will make up to 10 awards of up to $750,000 to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist all victims of human trafficking in achieving their goals, which may include increased autonomy and self-sufficiency, and an increased feeling of safety and well-being. The primary objectives of this funding opportunity are to enhance interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and to provide high-quality services that address the individualized needs of trafficking victims. By statute, grants under this program may be awarded to states, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), units of local government, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofits). Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 01, 2015 deadline.

Leave a comment

Filed under Funding Opportunities

OVC FY 2015 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

OVC FY 2015 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking – OVC will make up to nine awards of up to $600,000 to enhance the quality and quantity of specialized services available to assist victims of human trafficking, including services for underserved victims of human trafficking such as American Indians and/or Alaska Natives or individuals who identify as straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. By statute, grants under this program may be awarded to states, units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofits). Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 01, 2015 deadline.

Leave a comment

Filed under Funding Opportunities