Tribes share in law enforcement grants from Justice Department
Tribes nationwide are sharing in $127 million in law enforcement grants from the Department of Justice.

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho received $500,000. The tribe will use the money to buy a new boat for law enforcement on Lake Coeur d'Alene and to buy five new patrol cars, computers and other equipment.

In Minnesota, tribes received a total of $8.1 million in grants. The largest grant of $2.29 million went to the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians.

Another $1.75 million went to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians. The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians received $1.47 million.

Other awards went to the Red Lake Nation ($300,000); the Prairie Island Indian Community ($190,119) and the Upper Sioux Indian Community ($329,600).

In North Carolina, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians received around $1.6 million. The tribe will use the money for digitizing and shipping files, for an electronic case management system and for training for tribal courts.

Get the Story:
N. Idaho tribe gets $500K for police gear (AP 9/23)
Indian communities get grant (The Brainerd Dispatch 9/23)
Tribe to receive $1.6M in DOJ Grants (The Cherokee One Feather 9/23)

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