Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Program
The Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Program was established as part of the Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) that was created through 2018 Budget Act (Chapter 29) and the related trailer bill ((Assembly Bill 1812, Chapter 36, Statutes of 2018).
The 2019 Budget Act (Chapter 23, Statutes of 2019) established the Tribal Youth Diversion (TYD) Grant as independent from the YRG. TYD grants support Indian tribes in the implementation of diversion programs for Indian children using trauma informed, community-based, and health-based interventions. Funding priority must be given to diversion programs that address the needs of Indian children who experience high rates of juvenile arrests, high rates of suicide, high rates of alcohol and substance abuse, and average high school graduation rates that are lower than 75 percent.
TYD Cohort 2 Grants - July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023
This round of TYD grants made $9.7 million available to federally recognized tribes in California. The maximum amount that a tribe could request was $1.4 million. Two funding categories were established: Urban and Rural. Applicants were asked to self-designate as urban or rural and they competed with the other applicants in their category.
|Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians||Coyote Valley Youth Wellness & Truancy Diversion Program||$845,629|
|Fort Mohave Indian Tribe||RISE (Revitalizing Indigenous Self-Efficacy) Youth Diversion Project||$1,356,106|
|Hoopa Valley Tribe||Hoopa Valley Tribal Court Tribal Youth Diversion Program||$1,025,015|
|Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria||Mechoopda Tribal Youth Program||$1,330,870|
|Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians||PRCI Tribal Youth Diversion Program||$873,398|
|Pinoleville Pomo Nation||Mendocino Intertribal Youth Diversion Grant||$1,400,000|
|San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians||San Pasqual Tribal Youth Diversion Program||$671,790|
|Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians||Tribal Youth Diversion Program||$1,399,141|
|Yurok Tribe||Yurok Youth Diversion Program||$798,303|
Request for Proposals
In January 2019, the BSCC released the first RFP for the TYD Grant Program. Grants were awarded to the Pinoleville Pomo Nation and Karuk Tribe for approximately $1.1 million.
The BSCC hosts Bidders’ Conferences to provide clarity on the Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and to allow interested applicants to ask questions about the RFPs and the RFP process.
- 2.12.2019 Bidders' Conference Recording
- 2.12.2019 Bidders' Conference Presentation
- 2.12.2019 Bidders' Conference Handout
- Tribal Youth Diversion RFP Frequently Asked Questions
Contact the BSCC regarding the TYD Grant Program
If you have questions or comments about the TYD program email:
- Eddie Escobar, Field Representative at Eddie.Escobar@bscc.ca.gov.
- Adriana Regalado, Program Analyst at Adriana.Regalado@bscc.ca.gov.
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