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Department of Justice Invests More than $295.8 Million in Grants to Improve Public Safety, Serve Crime Victims in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

The Department of Justice announced more than $295.8 million in awards to improve public safety, serve victims of crime and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

More than $103 million was awarded under the Justice Department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) to enhance law enforcement and tribal justice practices, expand victim services and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts. CTAS grants are administered by the department’s Office of Justice Programs ($41.5 million), Office on Violence Against Women ($39.1 million) and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services ($22.5 million).

In addition to the CTAS funding, additional awards were announced in the press release, including several made by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and other Office of Justice Programs program offices. BJA awards include:

  • Six awards totaling more than $3.4 million to provide training and technical assistance to federally-recognized tribes and villages.
  • Almost $1.9 million awarded to 17 tribal communities to address the public safety challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19.
  • Over $9.4 million to combat substance abuse in tribal communities.
  • Almost $4.3 million to help tribes reintegrate ex-offenders into their communities.
  • $435,843 to tribal jurisdictions under the Justice Assistance Grant Program.

View the September 30, 2020, Department of Justice press release to learn more about the awards.

Date Published: September 30, 2020