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Native Americans Into Law (NAIL) #7

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The University of North Dakota (UND) will use the FY10 Congressionally Recommended Award to support efforts at the recruitment and retention of Native American law students who are enrolled in federal or state recognized tribes by (1) improving and expanding scholarships and stipends for Native American law students, (2) enhancing the mentoring and academic support programs for Native American students, (3) providing outreach to tribal colleges and other regional universities to attract prospective students, and (4) expanding the Indian-law related activities of the School of Law and the Indian Law Center, including development of new academic programs in Indian and tribal law.


Date Created: September 1, 2010