justice department awards $13 million to enhance and support tribal justice and safety in alaska
Anchorage, Alaska – Acting United States Attorney Kevin Feldis announced today, grants totaling $13,286,327 to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in eight purpose areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs. The Alaska Native communities and organizations receiving grants within the District of Alaska are:
Alaska Native Community $451,138
Alaska Native Justice Center $490,469
Aleut Community of St. Paul $1,125,511
Anvil Tribal Council $565,822
Association of Village Council $1,260,283
Bristol Bay Native Association $1,992,664
Central Council $880,493
Chugachmiut, Inc. $600,000
Kasigluk Traditional Council $255,365
Kawerak, Inc. $594,245
Kenaitze Indian Tribe $489,125
Ketchikan Indian Community $898,767
Kwethluk IRA Council $383,761
Native Village of Nulato $954,365
Native Village of Port Graham $225,411
Nunakauyarmiut Tribe $374,717
Organized Village of Kake $443,799
Qagan Tayagungin Tribe $402,694
Sitka Tribe of Alaska $499,550
Sun”aq Tribe of Kodiak $398,148
The awards were made under the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), a single application for tribal-specific grant programs offered by the Justice Department. Overall, the department today announced grants of $118.4 million to nearly 150 American Indian and Alaskan Native nations across the country.
Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli announced this funding during the Department’s 19th annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference in Ignacio, Colo., underscoring the Justice Department’s commitment to enhancing public safety in Indian Country and the importance of a streamlined grant application process for federal funding.
The department developed CTAS and administered the first round of consolidated grants in September 2010, in response to shared views of tribal leaders that the department’s grant-making process was too cumbersome and needed increased flexibility. Today, tribes seeking funding for more than one purpose area can submit a single grant application, instead of multiple applications.
The grants are administered by the Office of Community Oriented Policing (COPS), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The complete list of the Fiscal Year 2011 CTAS grantees, a CTAS Fact Sheet and other information about the consolidated solicitation is also available at www.tribaljusticeandsafety.gov.
In June of 2009, the department launched a wide-ranging initiative to strengthen public safety in Indian Country. Since that time, the department has taken a number of steps to deepen its commitment to Indian nations and to develop more effective partnership with tribal leaders, police, prosecutors, courts and advocates to address and combat crime.