National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative program has been announced to enhance tribal youth engagement, coordination, and action related to juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and public safety in Indian country. This program is implemented by The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
The purpose of this program is to allow tribal youth to learn and practice leadership skills as part of an asset-based approach to youth development. In addition, the initiative will support both youth and adult leaders as they initiate, contribute to, and participate in culturally relevant efforts to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors in youth, schools, communities, and families. The goal of this initiative is to engage youth and youth-serving programs in efforts to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors in youth, schools, communities, and families.
Eligibility & Criteria-
- Eligible applicants include federally recognized tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior; tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations; tribal colleges and universities; states (including territories); units of local government; non-tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations; and non-tribal institutions of higher education. For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.
- OJJDP welcomes joint applications from two or more eligible applicants; however, one applicant must be clearly indicated as the primary applicant (for correspondence, award, and management purposes) and the others indicated as co-applicants. The proposal must include clear information regarding roles and responsibilities of each of the co-applicants.