KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Indian tribes in Kansas are being awarded more than $1.3 million in public safety grants from the U.S. Dept. of Justice, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
“Protecting public safety in Indian Country is a critical part of our goal to strengthen and sustain native communities in Kansas,” said U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.
The grants, awarded through the Justice Department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance program, include:
Nationally, the Justice Department has announced 169 grants in FY 2014 to American Indian tribes totaling more than $87 million to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts. The grants are awarded in purpose areas including public safety and community policing, justice systems planning, alcohol and substance abuse, corrections and correctional alternatives, violence against women, juvenile justice and tribal youth programs.