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Nevada Tribes Receive $1.8 Million In Grants From U.S. Department Of Justice

         LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Two northern Nevada Indian tribes will receive over $1.8 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants to assist them enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts, announced Nevada’s U.S. Attorney, Daniel G. Bogden. The Nevada tribes were included in an announcement made yesterday by the U.S. Department of Justice as part of its ongoing initiative to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities.  The announcement stated that 192 grants totaling over $90 million were made to more than 110 American Indian and Alaska Native nations.

“I am very pleased that Nevada tribes have received this much needed financial assistance from the Department of Justice,” said U.S. Attorney Bogden.  “Over the last several years, representatives from my office, federal law enforcement, and I have visited and consulted with all of our Nevada tribes concerning the law enforcement and safety issues they face on their tribal lands.  It has brought a better understanding of how we can better serve and support our tribal partners.”

            Nevada tribes receiving awards are the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.  Each of these tribes received a grant for public safety and community policing and for the violence against women tribal governments program. More information on the awards is available at www.justice.gov/tribal/docs/ctas-award-list-2013.pdf.

The awards are made through the department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), a single application for tribal-specific grant programs.  The department developed CTAS through its Office of Community Oriented Policing, Office of Justice Programs and Office on Violence against Women, and administered the first round of consolidated grants in September 2010.  Over the past four years, it has awarded 989 grants totaling more than $437 million.  Information about the consolidated solicitation is available at www.justice.gov/tribal/.  A fact sheet on CTAS is available at www.justice.gov/tribal/ctas2013/ctas-factsheet.pdf.

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