The Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program (IASAP) provides grantees and non-grantees with training and onsite specialized assistance to implement system-wide strategies to address crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. Training and technical assistance opportunities include conferences, regional trainings, webinars, onsite specialized training, peer-to-peer support, onsite meeting facilitation, written resources on alcohol and drug abuse, community planning, justice system collaboration, and grantee best practices. Since the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) initiated the program in 2002, over 155 American Indian and Alaska Native communities have received IASAP funding to support their alcohol and substance abuse programs. The National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College is the lead Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provider for the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program, funded through Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). For more information about CTAS, view the CTAS Fact Sheet in the resources below.
In FY2001, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-553) created the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP). BJA initiated the program in FY2002 through a competitive application process distributed to all federally recognized tribal governments. IASAP supports grantees to plan and implement system–wide strategies that address crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse.