Office of the United States Attorney, John S. Leonardo
District of Arizona
September 28, 2012
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AWARDS ARIZONA TRIBAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS
PHOENIX – On September 27, 2012, the Department of Justice announced more than 200 grants to more than 110 American Indian and Alaska Native nations. The grants will provide more than $101 million to enhance law enforcement practices, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts, in ten purpose areas including public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.
Seven Arizona tribes (the Colorado River Indian Tribes, the Hopi Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe, the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the Tonto Apache Tribe, and the White Mountain Association for Domestic Violence) received a total of $4.55 million in grant funding. $2.65 million of those funds are designated to support programs to combat violence against women.
The awards were made through the Department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), a single application for tribal-specific grant programs. The DOJ developed CTAS through its Office of Community Oriented Policing, Office of Justice Programs, and Office on Violence against Women.
Information about the consolidated solicitation is available at www.justice.gov/tribal/. A fact sheet on CTAS is available at www.justice.gov//tribal/ctas2012/ctas-factsheet.pdf.
This announcement of grant funding is part of the Justice Department’s ongoing initiative to increase engagement, coordination, and action on public safety in tribal communities. The announcement also coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which begins on October 1, 2012.
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-202(CTAS Grant Awards)
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For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/