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The Tribal Access Program (TAP) is now accepting applications

July 1, 2021

The Tribal Access Program (TAP) will accept applications for FY21 from July 1 to August 31, 2021.  

TAP is funded by the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). 

Because of the program’s funding sources, eligible Tribes must have — and agree to use TAP for — at least one of the following:

  • A Tribal sex offender registry authorized by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act;
  • A Tribal law enforcement agency that has arrest powers;
  • A Tribal court that issues orders of protection; or
  • A Tribal government agency that screens individuals for foster care placement or that investigates allegations of child abuse/neglect.

For Tribes that are considering applying, the TAP Team will be conducting informational webinars describing the program and its capabilities throughout July and August, beginning on July 1.  Webinars will be offered on the following dates: July 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 23, 26, & 29 and August 2, 6, 12, 13, 17, & 19.

To access the application information, including webinar dates, times and access information, click here. In addition, please pass this information on to other Tribes so that they are aware that TAP will be open for applications again.