DOJ releases $127M in grants for Indian Country law enforcement
The Department of Justice announced $127 million in grants for law enforcement in Indian Country.

The grants are the first under Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, a new process that combines 10 programs into one to make it easier for tribes to secure funds. Money went to tribes in dozens of states, including Alaska.

"By streamlining the process, CTAS has resulted in more applications for a more diverse group of grants," associate attorney general Tom Perrlli said in prepared remarks at a speech in Washington, D.C. "Although the Department still only has a limited pot of money, so we were not able to fund all the need in tribal communities, more participation in more areas ultimately leads to more federal assistance where it is needed most."

Get the Story:
U.S. Department of Justice awards $127 million to tribes to improve public safety, criminal justice (The Lake County News 9/16)
Yakama Nation receives crime-fighting grant (The Yakima Herald-Republic 9/16)
Cowlitz Tribe receives federal domestic violence prevention/response grant (The Longview Daily News 9/16)

Relevant Documents:
Justice Department Awards $127 Million to Improve Tribal Public Safety and Criminal Justice | Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Award List | Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Quick Facts