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Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training and Technical Assistance - (TCCLA TTA) - #16.815

Category I: Tribal civil legal assistance grants: Under Category I, applications are solicited to provide civil legal assistance services for Indian tribes, members of Indian tribes and tribal justice systems within tribal court forums, pursuant to the Federal poverty guidelines. Category II: Tribal criminal legal assistance grants: Under Category II, applications are solicited to provide criminal legal assistance services for Indian tribes, members of Indian tribes and tribal justice systems within tribal court forums, pursuant to the Federal poverty guidelines. Criminal legal assistance services may include adult criminal actions, juvenile delinquency actions, and guardian-ad-litem appointments arising out of criminal or delinquency acts. Category III: Tribal Justice advocacy Training and technical assistance (TTA) GRANTS: The selected advocacy training and technical assistance provider under Category III shall demonstrate the capacity to: deliver national or regional scope advocacy training and technical assistance to tribal justice systems; coordinate, ensure no duplication of trainings, and work closely with all Tribal Justice System Training and Technical Assistance providers, specifically providers for the Tribal Courts Assistance Program, Correctional Facilities on Tribal Land Program and Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program; support OJP’s Tribal Justice and Safety web site. The selected advocacy training and technical assistance provider under Category III shall provide the following deliverables: plan and conduct 2 training events based on gaps in service currently provided to Tribal Justice Systems in the area of advocacy; provide on going technical assistance, not limited to the legal assistance grantees, during the grant period, including four on-site assistance visits during the grant period. Technical assistance formats include, but are not limited to, telephone, distance learning, web-based, written, and/or onsite assistance; develop and disseminate, during the grant period, one publication to be determined in conjunction with BJA, as well as other program and training related materials; Conduct distance learning training, as appropriate, to complement classroom training; provide scholarships to support tribes with inadequate resources to attend tribal justice system trainings, specifically the two trainings that will be provided as deliverables under Category III. Targeted to non-profit organizations, the grants serve to strengthen and improve the representation of indigent defendants and clients in civil and criminal causes of action under the jurisdiction of Indian tribes. Also included in this solicitation is a request for a national or regional tribal membership organization to provide advocacy training and technical assistance, not limited to the legal assistance grantees under Categories I and II, to all tribes for the development, enrichment, and enhancement of judicial system personnel within tribal justice systems.




Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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