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Department of Justice Tribal Access Program Application Period for FY20: Sep. 1 to Oct. 31

August 30, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) launched the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP) in August 2015 and has expanded yearly to provide Tribes access to national crime information systems for federally authorized criminal and non-criminal purposes. TAP allows selected federally-recognized Tribes to more effectively serve and protect their nation’s citizens by ensuring the exchange of critical data across the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) systems and other national crime information systems

TAP Application Period for FY20: September 1 to October 31, 2019

TAP will be accepting applications during this time period. We strongly encourage all Tribes to apply.



Use this worksheet to see if your Tribe has a need for access to FBI CJIS databases that TAP could fill prior to actually applying.


TAP is funded by the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).  Tribes must use TAP to support criminal justice purposes such as: law enforcement efforts in Indian country; sex offender registries authorized by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act; and assist in providing services to victims of crime.


For more information see: