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FY 2023 Solicitation Overview: Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Program

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Date Published
June 2023
2 pages

This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the implementation or enhancement of delivery of civil and legal services to individuals and tribes as well as provide training and technical assistance for tribal justice systems; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.


This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to build and enhance capacity and improve the delivery of civil and criminal legal services to individuals and tribes, to develop policies that improve access to tribal justice system, and to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) for the development and enhancement of tribal justice systems. The overview notes eligible applicants as being: nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status that provide legal assistance services to eligible tribal members and other individuals, pursuant to poverty guidelines, federally recognized Indian tribes, or tribal justice systems. The fact sheet provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply. It also emphasizes that registration and renewal in the System for Award Management (SAM) may take up to 10 business days.