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CELILO VILLAGE, OREGON The Department of Justice Wednesday announced the awarding of 192 grants to 110 American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal consortia and tribal designated non-profits.
The grants will provide more than $90 million to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs. The awards are made through the department's Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, a single application for tribal-specific grant programs.
Associate Attorney General Tony West and Office of Justice Programs Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason made the announcement during a meeting of northwest tribal leaders with the Attorney General's Advisory Committee's Native American Issues Subcommittee (NAIS) in Celilo Village, Oregon.
"These programs take a community based and comprehensive approach to the root causes and consequences of crime, as well as target areas of possible intervention and treatment,"
said Associate Attorney General West.
"The CTAS programs are critical tools to help reverse unacceptably high rates of crime in Indian country, and they are a product of the shared commitment by the Department of Justice and tribal nations to strengthen and sustain healthy communities today and for future generations."
"The Department of Justice has a responsibility to make sure its resources are not only available but accessible to tribes in a manner that they have defined and envisioned to meet the needs of their communities,"
said Assistant Attorney General Mason.
"As we have shown over the last four years, the Department of Justice takes this responsibility very seriously."
The department developed CTAS through its Office of Community Oriented Policing, Office of Justice Programs and Office on Violence against Women, and administered the first round of consolidated grants in September 2010.
Over the past four years, it has awarded 989 grants totaling more than $437 million. Information about the consolidated solicitation is available at www.Justice.gov.
A fact sheet on CTAS is available here.
Thirty US Attorneys from districts that include Indian country or one or more federally recognized tribes serve on the NAIS. The NAIS focuses exclusively on Indian country issues, both criminal and civil, and is responsible for making policy recommendations to the Attorney General regarding public safety and legal issues.
Next month, the Justice Department will hold its annual consultation on violence against native women on October 31, in Bismarck, North Dakota. In addition, an Interdepartmental Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness Session will be held in Bismarck on October 29-30. It will include an important listening session with tribal leaders to obtain their views on the Department grants, as well as valuable training and technical assistance.
Today's announcement is part of the Justice Department's ongoing initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities.
Akiachak Native Community
Aleut Community of St. Paul Island
Bristol Bay Native Association, Inc
Iliamna Village Council
Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Native Village of Barrow
Native Village of Kwinhagak
Native Village of Old Harbor
Nome Eskimo Community
Qagan Tayagungin Tribe
Sun' 'aq Tribe of Kodiak
Traditional Council of Togiak
Hualapai Detention and Rehabilitation Center
Navajo Division of Public Safety
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
SanCarlos Apache Tribe
Tohono O'odham Nation
Bishop Indian Tribal Council
Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria
Hoopa Valley Tribe
Hopland Band of Pomo Indians
Round Valley Indian Tribes
Shingle Springs Rancheria
Two Feathers Native American Family Services
Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Seminole Tribe of Florida
Coeur D'Alene Tribe
Nez Perce Tribe
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
Aroostook Band of Micmacs
Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
Bay Mills Indian Community
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Hannahville Indian Community
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
The Prairie Island Indian Community
White Earth Reservation Tribal Council
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Chippewa Cree Tribe
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, Inc. PeaceKeepers
Mescalero Apache Tribe
Pueblo of Acoma
Pueblo of Isleta
Pueblo of Jemez
Pueblo of Laguna
Santa Clara Pueblo
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
Oneida Indian Nation
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
The Chickasaw Nation
Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Burns Paiute Tribe
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
Catawba Indian Nation
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation
Wiconi Wawokiya Inc
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
ConfederatedTribes of the Chehalis Reservation
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Total $711,000
Kalispel Tribe of Indians Total $981,540
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
Puyallup Tribal Council
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Squaxin Island Tribe
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Tulalip Tribes of Washington
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
St. Croix Chippewa Housing Authority
posted September 19, 2013 10:57 am edt