U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding to improve public safety and victim services in tribal communities. This solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization issues and to apply for funding. DOJ’s existing Tribal Government-specific programs are included in and available through this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. Only federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, may apply. This includes Alaska Native villages and tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes. Tribal designees are eligible participants for certain activities related to DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women and Office for Victims of Crime programs. (See pages i through iii for a list of additional eligibility criteria and exceptions by purpose area.) To access a current list of federally recognized tribes, see 79 Federal Register 4748 (January 29, 2014) at http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xofa/documents/text/indian_entities_2014-01-29.pdf. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 24, 2015.