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Rural Gateway Peer-To-Peer Conference Call: U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Funding Opportunity: A Discussion of Best Practices - February 9, 2016 - 2 PM EST

Rural Gateway Peer-To-Peer Conference Call
U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Funding Opportunity:
A Discussion of Best Practices
Date: February 9, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST

The Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED) invites you to take part in our next Peer-to-Peer conference call. Scheduled for February 9, 2016, this call will offer participants the opportunity to learn about available activities through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

The U.S. Department of Justice’s mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention improvements.

For the FY 2016 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), a tribe or tribal consortium will submit a single application and select from any or all of the nine competitive grant programs referred to as “purpose areas”. This approach allows the department’s grant-making components to consider the totality of a tribal nation’s overall public safety needs.

The nine purpose areas (PA) are:

  • PA1 - Public Safety and Community Policing (COPS)
  • PA2 - Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning (BJA)
  • PA3 - Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse (BJA)
  • PA4 - Corrections and Correctional Alternatives (BJA)
  • PA5 - Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program (OVW)
  • PA6 - Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (OVC)
  • PA7 - Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program (OVC)
  • PA8 - Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts (OJJDP)
  • PA9 - Tribal Youth Program (OJJDP)

Leaders of the U.S. Department of Justice will share their knowledge of successfully implementing activities that have expanded and created opportunities for those living in tribal communities.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about best practices and establish contacts for future reference.

Join HUD’s Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED) and the U.S. Department of Justice staff as we engage tribal community leaders in this open forum on opportunities available through DOJ. Speakers will include:

  • Valerie G. Piper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
  • Jackie L. Williams, Ph.D., Moderator, Director, Office of Rural Housing and Economic; Development, Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
  • Patricia Thackston, Facilitator, Policy Advisor, PA2-Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning (BJA) and PA3-Justice Systems and Alcohol and Substance Abuse (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice;
  • Anne Beamon, Tribal Advisor, PA1 - Public Safety and Community Policing (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice;
  • Julius Dupree, Policy Advisor, PA4-Corrections and Correctional Alternatives (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice;
  • Lorraine Edmo, Deputy Director for Tribal, PA5-Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program (OVW), U.S. Department of Justice;
  • Kimberly Woodward, PA6- Sr. Tribal Affairs Specialist, Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (OVC) and PA7- Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program (OVC), U.S. Department of Justice;
  • James Antal, Acting Associate Administrator, PA8-Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts (OJJDP) and PA9-Tribal Youth Programs (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice;

Topics to be discussed

  • Funding and technical assistance opportunities at the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Public and Private sources of funding to carry out projects
  • Best practices and lessons-learned

Format of the call

Call-in instructions and additional materials will be emailed to participants on February 5, 2016. The 60 minute call will include presentations and a Q&A session.

Please RSVP by email to rhed@hud.gov no later than close of business on February 5, 2016. Please include your name and organization.

If you have any questions, please call 1-877-RURAL-26 (1-877-787-2526).


 
            
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