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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Indian Tribes In Kansas Receive More Than $1.3 Million In Public Safety Grants

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:

  • Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas: $449,824 from the Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program through the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
  • Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation: $365,386 from the Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program through the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).
  • Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska: $547,482 from the Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program through the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

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.

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Updated December 15, 2014