[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 139 (Friday, July 19, 2002)]
[Notices]
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Program Announcment for the National Training and Technical Assistance 
Program for Tribal Youth Grantees, American Indian Tribes, and Alaska 
Native Communities; Notice

Federal Register / Vol. 67, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2002 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

[OJP (OJJDP)-1360]


Program Announcement for the National Training and Technical 
Assistance Program for Tribal Youth Program Grantees, American Indian 
Tribes, and Alaska Native Communities

AGENCY: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office 
of Justice Programs, Justice.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 
(OJJDP) is requesting applications for the National Training and 
Technical Assistance Program for Tribal Youth Program Grantees, 
American Indian Tribes, and Alaska Native Communities. The recipient of 
this award will provide training and technical assistance to enhance 
the capacity of Tribal Youth Program grantees and American Indian and 
Alaska Native communities to develop and implement comprehensive 
systemwide approaches that prevent, reduce, and control juvenile 
delinquency, thereby increasing the overall safety of tribal 
communities.

DATES: Applications must be received by September 3, 2002.
    Application Kit: Interested applicants can obtain the OJJDP 
Application Kit by calling the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse at 800-
638-8736, by sending an e-mail request to [email protected], or 
through fax-on-demand. (For fax-on-demand, call 800-638-8736, select 
option 1, then select option 2 and enter the following four-digit 
numbers: 9119, 9120, 9121, and 9122. Application kits will be faxed in 
four sections because of the number of pages.) The Application Kit is 
also available online at www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/s1000480.pdf.
    Delivery Instructions: All applicants must submit the original 
application (signed in blue ink) and five copies. Applications should 
be unbound and fastened by a binder clip in the top left-hand corner. 
(See ``Delivery Instructions'' below for additional information.)
    OJJDP strongly recommends that applicants number each page of the 
application. To ensure that applications are received by the due date, 
applicants should use a mail service that documents the date of 
receipt. Because OJJDP anticipates sending applicants written 
notification of application receipt approximately 4 weeks after the 
solicitation closing date, applicants are encouraged to use a traceable 
shipping method. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. 
Postmark dates will not be accepted as proof of meeting the deadline. 
Applications received after September 3, 2002, will be deemed late and 
may not be accepted. The closing date and time apply to all 
applications. To ensure prompt delivery, please adhere to the following 
guidelines:
    Applications sent by U.S. mail: Use registered mail to send 
applications to the following address: Office of Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention, c/o Juvenile Justice Resource Center, 2277 
Research Boulevard, Mail Stop 2K, Rockville, MD 20850. In the lower 
left-hand corner of the envelope, clearly write ``Tribal Training and 
Technical Assistance Program.''
    Applications sent by overnight delivery service: Allow at least 48 
hours for delivery. Send applications to the following address: Office 
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, c/o Juvenile Justice 
Resource Center, 2277 Research Boulevard, Mail Stop 2K, Rockville, MD 
20850; 800-638-8736 (phone number required by some carriers). In the 
lower left-hand corner of the envelope, clearly write ``Tribal Training 
and Technical Assistance Program.''
    Applications delivered by hand: Deliver by September 3, 2002, to 
the Juvenile Justice Resource Center, 2277 Research Boulevard, 
Rockville, MD 20850; 301-519-5535. Hand deliveries will be accepted 
daily between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, 
and Federal holidays. Entrance to the resource center requires proper 
photo identification.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jayme S. Marshall, Training and 
Technical Assistance Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention, 202-616-7614. (This is not a toll-free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Purpose

    The purpose of the National Training and Technical Assistance 
Program for Tribal Youth Program Grantees, American Indian Tribes, and 
Alaska Native Communities (hereafter referred to as the Tribal Training 
and Technical Assistance Program) is to provide training and technical 
assistance to the grantees of the Office of Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Tribal Youth Program (TYP); American 
Indian tribes, as defined in 25 U.S.C. 450(b)e; and Alaska Native 
communities (hereafter collectively referred to as tribal communities). 
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Program is designed to 
help tribal communities develop comprehensive, systemic approaches to 
reducing juvenile delinquency, violence, and child victimization and to 
increasing the safety of tribal communities.

Background

    Although, in general, U.S. crime rates have been decreasing, self-
reported data from crime victims indicate that the 1.9 million American 
Indians living in the United States are victims of violent crime at 
more than twice the rate of other U.S. residents.\1\ In recent years, 
as the American Indian population has expanded, youth violence in 
tribal communities has grown. Of particular concern to American Indian 
tribes and OJJDP is the increasing number of violent crimes committed 
by juveniles in tribal communities, and research shows that this 
concern is warranted. For example, the Bureau of Justice Statistics has 
reported the following findings:
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    \1\ Greenfeld, L.A., and Smith, S. 1999. American Indians and 
Crime. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice 
Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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     In more than two-thirds of cases involving family 
violence, the assailant was under the influence of alcohol.\2\
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    \2\ Id. at 10.
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     According to 1995 data, there was approximately 1 
substantiated report of child abuse or neglect for every 30 American 
Indian children age 14 or younger. For all races, the rate was 
approximately 1 report of abuse for every 58 children.
     For alcohol-related offenses, including driving under the 
influence, liquor law violations, and public drunkenness, the arrest 
rate for American Indians was more than double that for all other 
races.\3\
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    \3\ Id. at vii.
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     American Indians younger than 18 were incarcerated for 
alcohol-related offenses at twice the national rate.\4\
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    \4\ Id. at 25.
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     Between 1996 and 2001, the number of American Indian 
inmates in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons increased 84 percent 
(from 1,276 to 2,348 inmates). During that same time, the number of 
American Indian juveniles in Federal custody increased 82 percent (from 
103 to 187 inmates).
    American Indian tribes and Alaska Native communities need 
comprehensive approaches to prevent juvenile delinquency and to improve 
tribal juvenile justice systems. With this goal in mind, OJJDP is 
supporting innovative programs, creative strategies,

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and culturally appropriate programming to assist tribal youth and their 
families.

Authorization of Appropriations

    OJJDP is authorized to fund the Tribal Training and Technical 
Assistance Program through the FY 2002 Commerce, Justice, and State 
Appropriations Act, Pub. L. 107-77, which appropriated $472 million to 
support and enhance tribal efforts to prevent and control delinquency 
and to improve the juvenile justice system for tribal youth. Of the 
$472 million appropriated, $1.25 million will support program-related 
research, evaluation, and statistics; $250,000 will provide training 
and technical assistance to tribal programs; $8 million will be used 
for discretionary grants; $1 million will fund programs that support 
the TYP Mental Health Initiative; and the remaining funds will be used 
to enhance other tribal efforts and TYP support. An additional $550,000 
of Part C Discretionary Funds will supplement the $250,000 for the 
general technical and training assistance budget to ensure that 
American Indian tribes other than TYP grantees have access to and 
receive services that address comprehensive delinquency prevention and 
control for juvenile justice system improvement.

Tribal Youth Program and Other Juvenile Justice Activities in Indian 
Country

    OJJDP supports several programs that help tribal communities 
address juvenile crime. TYP funds enable tribal communities to develop 
programs that prevent and control juvenile delinquency, reduce violent 
crime, and improve tribal juvenile justice systems. TYP grant 
recipients, who receive funds directly from OJJDP, and are required to 
use their grant funds to implement programs within one or more of the 
five categories that are listed under ``Performance Measurement.''
    OJJDP encourages TYP grantees to design culturally based programs 
and to incorporate traditional practices, where appropriate. When 
designing juvenile delinquency prevention, intervention, and system 
improvement activities, grantees are asked to consider the roles of 
children, parents, and elders in their communities. OJJDP also 
recommends that grantees involve tribal youth when planning and 
implementing program activities. Because each tribe is unique, TYP 
grantees differ in their approaches, needs, and regional perspectives 
(e.g., rural, rural remote, or urban). Grantees also vary by the size 
of their service populations, which range from 2,000 or fewer 
individuals who reside on or near a reservation to 10,000 or more 
residents.
    Another OJJDP initiative that assists tribal communities is the 
Comprehensive Indian Resources for Community and Law Enforcement 
(CIRCLE) Program. Through CIRCLE, OJJDP provides financial support and 
technical assistance to participating tribal governments (the Oglala 
Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and the Pueblo of Zuni) for 
juvenile delinquency prevention and control programs; crime prevention 
efforts; victim services; effective community policing services; 
criminal investigation; prosecutorial, tribal court, and probation 
services; and detention and alternative sentencing programs. Tribes 
also have been active in other OJJDP initiatives, including the 
Juvenile Mentoring Program, Safe Schools/Healthy Students, and the 
Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program.
    In addition, OJJDP has funded a number of other innovative 
solutions to combat juvenile delinquency and crime in Indian Country. 
Varied in design, these culturally based programs provide interventions 
for court-involved youth and their families, improve tribal justice 
systems, and provide prevention programs that focus on alcohol and 
other drugs.
    Initially funded in fiscal year (FY) 1998, the Tribal Youth 
Training and Technical Assistance Program provides services to TYP 
grantees and other tribal communities. During the program's first 4 
years of operation, requests for training and technical assistance 
steadily increased, to over 120 requests in 2001. The programmatic 
areas that generated the most requests were juvenile justice system 
improvement, substance abuse prevention, reentry programs, family 
strengthening, conflict resolution, indigenous justice, gang 
prevention, and delinquency prevention.

Goal

    The goal of the Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Program is 
to enhance the capacity of TYP grantees and American Indian and Alaska 
Native communities to develop and implement comprehensive systemwide 
approaches that prevent, reduce, and control juvenile delinquency, 
thereby increasing the overall safety of tribal communities.

Objectives

    The objectives of this training and technical assistance program 
are as follows:
     To assess the national training and technical assistance 
needs of tribal communities related to juvenile justice and delinquency 
prevention and to recommend a delivery strategy to OJJDP.
     To develop, implement, and enhance training, technical 
assistance, and evaluation materials and activities.
     To provide technical assistance to TYP grantees and 
American Indian and Alaska Native communities that builds their 
capacity to assess tribal needs, conduct strategic planning, implement 
appropriate programs, and evaluate program effectiveness.
     To provide tribes with local and regional training that 
will enhance their knowledge and skills.
     To create and maintain a Web-based, technical assistance 
system capable of managing all aspects of a state-of-the-art technical 
assistance and training program.
     To develop guidance documents and products that support 
the capacity building of TYP grantees and American Indian and Alaska 
Native communities.

Performance Measurement

    To ensure compliance with the Government Performance and Results 
Act (GPRA), Pub. L. 103-62, this solicitation notifies applicants that 
they are required to collect and report on data that measure the 
results of the program implemented by this grant. To ensure the 
accountability of this data (for which the Office of Justice Programs 
[OJP] is responsible), the following performance measures are provided.
    The grantee will report on the number of training and technical 
assistance deliveries provided to tribes that are implementing programs 
within the following categories:
     Category I: To reduce, control, and prevent crime and 
other delinquent acts committed by and against tribal youth.
     Category II: To provide interventions for court-involved 
tribal youth.
     Category III: To improve tribal juvenile justice systems.
     Category IV: To provide prevention programs that focus on 
alcohol and drugs.
     Category V: To address the need for comprehensive mental 
health services for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.
    In addition, the grantee will be responsible for:
    1. The annual number of onsite training sessions delivered to 
tribes.
    2. The annual number of technical assistance deliveries provided to 
tribes.
    3. A specific number of products (e.g., handbooks, publications, 
toolkits) developed to enhance and/or transfer knowledge to and build 
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the field. The grantee will be responsible for tracking these products.
    Should program expansion or a formal evaluation be undertaken in 
the future, performance data collected will provide crucial baseline 
information regarding the efforts of the Tribal Training and Technical 
Assistance Program. Assistance in obtaining this information will 
facilitate future program planning and will allow OJP to provide 
Congress with measurable program results of federally funded programs.

Program Strategy

    OJJDP will competitively select an organization to implement the 
Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Program. A cooperative 
agreement will be awarded for a 4-year program period. Applicants must 
demonstrate (1) the ability to develop and direct an OJJDP-based 
training and technical assistance program; (2) expertise in juvenile 
justice; (3) a working knowledge of Federal, State, tribal, and local 
relations; (4) an understanding of how tribal governments relate to 
juveniles; (5) a working knowledge of law enforcement and tribal 
justice systems; and (6) an understanding of and sensitivity to the 
complexities of tribal culture and indigenous justice systems. 
Successful applicants must have substantial experience in producing, 
modifying, and/or updating a wide range of practical resource materials 
and curriculums. Also required is experience in assessing personnel and 
organizational training needs and in providing onsite technical 
assistance to address issues described in this solicitation.
    The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Program will provide 
services to support the development, planning, and implementation of 
innovative solutions that address juvenile delinquency in Indian 
Country. Through this program, TYP grantees and American Indian and 
Alaska Native communities will be able to receive assistance to develop 
or enhance their juvenile justice systems. This broad scope will enable 
the training and technical assistance provider to offer services to 
federally recognized tribes and tribal communities that are seeking to 
improve juvenile delinquency prevention programs or other juvenile 
justice services.
    For many reasons, providing training and technical assistance to 
tribal communities can be challenging. As of 2002, there are 562 
federally recognized American Indian tribes,\5\ approximately half of 
which operate and manage their own juvenile justice systems. Other 
tribes may address juvenile justice and child welfare matters through 
arrangements with other tribal, county, and/or State juvenile justice 
systems, especially in jurisdictions governed by Pub. L. 83-280.\6\ 
OJJDP expects the technical assistance provider to understand the 
importance and complexities of tribal culture and indigenous justice 
systems and to recognize that American Indian and Alaska Native 
communities may operate under very different systems of justice. For 
example, some tribes may have their own juvenile justice systems, 
whereas others may operate through local, county, or State systems. The 
training and technical assistance provider will often collaborate with 
several agencies to coordinate their efforts to address the needs of 
tribal communities.
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    \5\ A complete list of the federally recognized tribes will be 
published in an upcoming issue of the Federal Register.
    \6\ In States governed by 18 U.S.C. 1162 (Pub. L. 280), such as 
California and Alaska, baseline law enforcement services are 
provided by the State, and American Indian tribes have concurrent 
authority over crimes by American Indians.
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    As an additional challenge, many tribal communities are 
geographically isolated, and some can only be reached by unconventional 
methods of transportation. It is not uncommon, for example, to find 
tribal communities in Alaska that are accessible only by snowmobile, 
boat, or amphibious plane. Some tribal communities, even though they 
are located within the contiguous United States, can only be reached by 
driving several hundred miles on unpaved roads. Geographic isolation 
affects the level of services that are needed, such as access to 
information and technology. Tribes located near towns or urban areas 
are more likely to have access to current information and technology. 
Tribal officials in these areas also may find it easier to network with 
other tribal and juvenile justice practitioners.
    Training and technical assistance needs vary considerably by tribe. 
Some tribes have been actively involved in delinquency prevention 
efforts and need assistance in improving their programs, whereas others 
are just beginning to address juvenile crime and need help starting the 
process to reform or develop their juvenile justice systems. In many 
tribal communities, access to educational opportunities is limited; 
community members often need basic training in report writing, grant 
writing, and program, project, and financial management.
    In every case, training and technical assistance services must be 
provided in a culturally sensitive manner by individuals who understand 
and appreciate tribal history and customs, recognize the importance of 
indigenous justice systems, and understand juvenile justice issues. 
Given the various needs of, and services available in, tribal 
communities, the provider must be knowledgeable about a breadth of 
topics, including legal and social issues and promising programs that 
have proven effective with tribal youth. Successful applicants will be 
expected to build on the previous accomplishments and activities of the 
program and to institute a seamless transition. To ensure that quality 
services will be delivered to the greatest possible number of TYP 
grantees and American Indian and Alaska Native communities, OJJDP 
intends to select a training and technical assistance provider that has 
the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize the impact of the 
program.

Deliverables

    In addition to the strategy and content of the program design, the 
following deliverables must be completed during year 1. Subsequent 
deliverables will be developed annually according to need and funding 
ability.

Year 1

     Develop a transition work plan that describes how data, 
materials, and processes from the current service provider will be 
incorporated into the new program approach, including the collaboration 
and interface needed during the startup phase.
     Develop a national needs assessment of federally 
recognized tribes using multiple approaches and translate the findings 
into a report entitled Tribal Technical Assistance Needs: Recommended 
Response By Program Year.
     Develop a strategic plan (including timelines, performance 
measures, and benchmarks for measuring internal progress) that 
specifies which activities will be conducted to achieve the program 
goals and objectives.
     Develop a program marketing plan that outlines the 
development of products and materials that will inform TYP grantees and 
American Indian and Alaska Native communities of the available training 
and technical assistance services.
     Develop training, technical assistance, and evaluation 
protocols based on the OJJDP Core Performance Standards to ensure 
consistency and quality of service delivery. These

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standards present the minimum expectations that must be met for 
effective practice in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of 
training and technical assistance. This resource and others are 
available through OJJDP's National Training and Technical Assistance 
Center (www.nttac.org).
     Develop a Web-based training and technical assistance 
tracking system that reports all technical assistance services (i.e., 
offsite, onsite, multitribe) and includes online request functions, 
approval status, dates, locations, consultant selections, estimated 
costs, evaluation data, curriculums, and reports.
     Deliver a minimum of 200 working days of onsite technical 
assistance in response to site visit findings, grantee work plans, and 
direct requests made by tribes. (Note: A working day is defined as 6 
hours of service.)
     Deliver a minimum of 300 working days of offsite technical 
assistance, including written, verbal, and electronic information and 
disseminated materials, as required.
     Deliver a minimum of 100 working days of multitribal 
technical assistance activities that involve the participation of 
clusters of tribes and others in information dissemination and sharing.
     Conduct 2 focus groups on topics to be determined for a 
minimum of 20 participants. (Note: Expenses for participant travel will 
be paid out of the service provider's budget.)
     Develop a minimum of four guidance documents or products 
about current issues, lessons learned from other tribes, current 
research, and other information that may help tribes improve their 
juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs and systems.
     Develop marketing and informational materials about 
program services and events for distribution to TYP grantees and 
American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
     Provide logistical support, including expertise for the 
planning, implementation, and evaluation of an orientation conference 
for new grantees (a minimum of 80 participants).
     Provide logistical support, including expertise for the 
planning, implementation, and evaluation of 3 cluster meetings for TYP 
grantees (a minimum of 40 TYP grant participants per meeting).
     Conduct a minimum of four 2-day regional trainings on 
high-need topics for a minimum of 50 participants per site.
     Develop a database of tribal program profiles and program 
data elements that is capable of producing a wide array of special 
reports.
     Collect, study, review, and analyze the broad range of 
data and information obtained through this program, including grantee 
materials, site visit reports, technical assistance plans, technical 
assistance delivery reports, and proceedings of meetings and 
conferences.
     Coordinate with OJJDP to enhance and update the current 
TYP Web site to include distance learning and training technologies.
     Expand and update the listserv to maintain a system of 
monthly communications with tribes on current issues, funding 
possibilities, current research, and relevant information.
     Develop a directory of training and technical assistance 
experts who possess a variety of skills and abilities that are relevant 
to the tribal issues identified in the needs assessment. The experts 
used by the previous provider should be incorporated into the 
directory.
     Conduct a 2-day training of trainers, yielding a minimum 
of 25 experts, for delivering training and technical assistance 
services under this program. The training will cover policies, 
procedures, reporting, reimbursements, cultural considerations, and 
specific content areas. (Note: Expenses for participant travel will be 
paid out of the service provider's budget.)
     Analyze the training and technical assistance services and 
the evaluation results to prepare an annual report that recommends and 
prioritizes training and technical assistance services for year 2 and 
highlights unmet needs.
    Applicants are encouraged to be realistic in estimating the cost of 
deliverables and in detailing the implementation schedule. Applicants 
also are encouraged to be innovative; OJJDP expects applicants to 
propose alternative approaches to the delivery of training and 
technical assistance to maximize resources.

Eligibility Requirements

    OJJDP invites applications from public and private agencies, 
organizations, institutions, and individuals experienced in training 
and technical assistance efforts. Private, for-profit organizations 
must agree to waive any profit or fee. Joint applications from two or 
more eligible applicants are welcome; however, one applicant must be 
clearly designated as the primary applicant (for correspondence, award, 
and management purposes) and the others designated as co-applicants.
    To be eligible for consideration, applicants must strictly adhere 
to the submission guidelines regarding page length, layout, and 
deadlines.

Selection Criteria

    Applicants will be evaluated and rated by a peer review panel 
according to the criteria outlined below. Based on the highest scoring 
proposals, OJJDP may conduct onsite interviews with up to five 
applicants.

Problem(s) To Be Addressed (15 points)

    Applicants must clearly demonstrate an understanding of training 
and technical assistance issues, the needs of tribal communities, and 
the issues relevant to tribal juvenile justice systems. Applicants must 
have a working knowledge of tribal government functions and law 
enforcement and tribal justice systems. In particular, applicants must 
demonstrate an understanding of juvenile delinquency in American Indian 
and Alaska Native communities and of the socioeconomic conditions that 
tribes face when responding to the needs of juveniles and their 
families. Applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of the 
importance of race and culture in administering justice-related 
services and programs. Applicants must be cognizant of intertribal 
relationships and must address the issues associated with providing 
technical assistance to American Indian tribes and Alaska Native 
communities whose boundaries encompass multiple jurisdictions involving 
local, county, State, and Federal governments. Applicants must 
demonstrate an understanding of tribal-local, State-local, and tribal-
Federal relationships. Applicants must also demonstrate their 
understanding of the implications of sovereignty.

Goals and Objectives (15 points)

    Applicants must provide succinct statements that demonstrate how 
the goals and objectives of the program will be addressed. The overall 
goal(s) of the program must be clearly defined and linked to the 
problems and needs of the target population (as described above in the 
``Problems To Be Addressed'' section). The objectives must be clearly 
defined, measurable, obtainable, and described for each year of the 4-
year program period. They should include quantifiable activities to 
ensure that applicants will meet the program goals. Applicants must 
submit plans for tracking and measuring their annual progress toward 
meeting each goal and objective. Special attention must be paid to the 
Performance Measurement section. A detailed discussion of how outcome 
measures will be achieved is expected.

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Program Design (30 points)

    Applicants must present a program design that is specific and 
constitutes an effective approach to meeting the goals and objectives 
of the program. The design must include a detailed work plan that 
describes specific tasks, procedures, timelines, milestones, and 
products to be completed. The design must indicate how program 
objectives will be met, how deliverables will be produced, and how both 
will be measured. The work plan should also include a cohesive, well-
developed plan for providing information, products, and other materials 
to key players in the initiative, which include TYP grantees and 
federally recognized tribes. The design must provide protocols for 
assessing training and technical assistance needs and protocols to be 
used in the delivery and evaluation of services.
    Applicants should include background data that justify the program 
design and implementation plan and describe a cohesive, well-thought-
out plan for effectively providing knowledge and best practices to TYP 
grantees and American Indian tribes and Alaska Native communities. An 
application will be deemed competitive if it clearly identifies 
obstacles to achieving expected results and discusses plans for 
overcoming those impediments. In the interest of cost-effectiveness, 
OJJDP will consider recommendations for modifying and enhancing the 
products and services to be delivered. When such recommendations are 
made, justification and alternatives should be proposed.

Management and Organizational Capability (25 points)

    Applicants must describe an organizational framework, a managerial 
structure, and a staffing approach that have the capacity to work 
effectively with tribes. Applicants must demonstrate their production 
and computer capabilities and describe how they (applicants) will meet 
the requirements for producing the required guides and curriculums and 
for reproducing program materials. Applicants must describe their 
knowledge of juvenile justice practices and their past involvement in 
working with tribes. A consultant pool of experts must be included with 
the r[eacute]sum[eacute]s of staff. Assurances that these individuals 
will be available when the grant is awarded must be given. 
R[eacute]sum[eacute]s must reflect significant experience and expertise 
in curriculum design, the development of national training and 
technical assistance systems, juvenile justice and tribal issues, and 
other content areas relevant to the needs of this effort. Staff must 
have experience working with diverse tribes and be able to demonstrate 
sensitivity to variations in cultural characteristics.
    Personnel working on an OJJDP-funded program must adhere to the 
requirements of the Office of Justice Program's Financial Guide, which 
contains the requirements that all grantees must adhere to when using 
Federal funds. Applicants are expected to discuss their understanding 
of chapter 3, ``Conflicts of Interest,'' and how they will ensure their 
compliance with its requirements.
    Applicants must describe their organizational capability, including 
(1) a description of how the organization will manage an OJJDP training 
and technical assistance program, (2) an established history of 
delivering training and technical assistance at a national level, (3) a 
demonstrated capability to produce within a short timeframe a range of 
general and specific user-friendly and professional technical resource 
materials, and (4) a discussion of past performance working with tribes 
and any other involvement that demonstrates management capabilities.

Budget (15 points)

    Applicants must provide a proposed budget that is complete, 
detailed, reasonable, and cost effective in relation to the activities 
to be undertaken. Applicants must budget clearly for curriculum design 
and development, training and technical assistance offerings, and other 
costs associated with this program. Expenses for planning regional 
workshops and for preparing related tangible training and technical 
assistance resources to support the tasks of this program (e.g., 
writing, editing, printing, and mailing curriculums and regional 
training announcements, registration materials, brochures, etc.) should 
be included in the budget. Expenses for participants attending training 
and technical assistance events will only be paid where indicated in 
the deliverables.

Format

    The application must contain the following parts: (1) The 
application, (2) program summary, (3) program narrative, (4) budget and 
budget justification, and (5) appendixes. Each section should conform 
to the following specifications:
     The application must include all necessary forms provided 
in OJJDP's Application Kit, which is available through the Juvenile 
Justice Clearinghouse (JJC) (800-638-8736) or online at www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/s1000480.pdf.
     Each application must include a program summary that does 
not exceed 500 words.
     Each application must include a complete program narrative 
that does not exceed 40 pages, including charts, diagrams, and tables. 
The narrative should include applicants' response to the following 
selection criteria: Problem To Be Addressed, Goals and Objectives, 
Program Design, and Management and Organizational Capability.
     Each application must include a complete budget and 
accompanying budget justification. Applicants may choose to provide 
their own budget worksheet and justification, or they may use the 
worksheets provided in the Application Kit.
    Applicants must include appendixes A--a program activity timeline; 
B--an organizational chart; C--r[eacute]sum[eacute]s of key staff; and 
D--a capabilities statement.
    Applications that do not include these appendixes will be 
disqualified. Applicants may include additional appendixes for other 
supporting materials.
    The program summary and program narrative must be submitted on 8\1/
2\-by 11-inch paper, double spaced, and printed in a 12-point font on 
one side of the page, with 1-inch margins on all sides. All text must 
be double spaced, including lists and bullets. Tables do not need to be 
double spaced, but they must be printed in a 12-point font and follow 
the 1-inch margin requirements. These requirements are necessary to 
maintain fair and uniform standards among all applicants. If the 
narrative does not conform to these standards, OJJDP will deem the 
application ineligible for consideration.

Award Period

    This program will be funded as a cooperative agreement for 48 
months in four 12-month budget periods. Funding after the initial 
budget period will depend on grantee performance, availability of 
funds, and other criteria established at the time of the initial award.

Award Amount

    Up to $800,000 is available to support the award of a cooperative 
agreement to a single provider for the initial 12-month budget period.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number

    For this program, the CFDA number, which is required on Standard 
Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance,

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is 16.731. This form is included in OJJDP's Application Kit, which can 
be obtained by calling JJC at 800-638-8736 or by sending an e-mail 
request to [email protected]. The Application Kit is also available 
online at www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/s1000480.pdf.

Coordination of Federal Efforts

    To encourage better coordination among Federal agencies in 
addressing State and local needs, the U.S. Department of Justice is 
requesting applicants to provide information on the following: (1) 
Active Federal grant award(s) supporting this or related efforts, 
including awards from the U.S. Department of Justice; (2) any pending 
application(s) for Federal funds for this or related efforts; and (3) 
plans for coordinating any funds described in items (1) and (2) with 
the funding sought by this application. For each Federal award, 
applicants must include the program or program title, the Federal 
grantor agency, the amount of the award, and a brief description of its 
purpose. ``Related efforts'' is defined for these purposes as one of 
the following:
     Efforts for the same purpose (i.e., the proposed award 
would supplement, expand, complement, or continue activities funded 
with other Federal grants).
     Another phase or component of the same program or program 
(e.g., to implement a planning effort funded by other Federal funds or 
to provide a substance abuse treatment or education component within a 
criminal justice program).
     Services of some kind (e.g., technical assistance, 
research, or evaluation) to the program or program described in the 
application.

Due Date

    Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the original and five 
copies of the application package are received by 5 p.m. ET on 
September 3, 2002.

Contact

    For further information, contact Jayme S. Marshall, Program 
Manager, Training and Technical Assistance Division, OJJDP, 202-616-
7614, or send an e-mail inquiry to [email protected].

    Dated: July 12, 2002.
J. Robert Flores,
Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
[FR Doc. 02-18205 Filed 7-18-02; 8:45 am]
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